Monday, 8 March 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM CROATIA

Samanta sent me a postcard from the oldest Adriatic lighthouse, built in 1818 in Savudrija, Croatia. It is also the northernmost Croatian lighthouse located near the Slovenian border. The 29 m (95 ft) cylindrical cream-colored stone tower marks the southern entrance to the Gulf of Trieste and before World War II, the lighthouse was usually known by its Italian name, Punta Salvore. The light is located in the middle of a tourist zone, surrounded by hotels, restaurants and beaches. The 2-story principal keeper's house has two large apartments available for vacation rental and the stony beach in front of it, with a clear sea, is ideal for diving.
Croatian Post issued on September 14th, 2007 a set of three stamps presenting lighthouses along Croatia's crystal-clear Adriatic coastline. The 5 kn stamp value shows the Savudrija light located on the cape Bašanija near Savudrija. On October 30, 2007, Croatia issued three stamps of the series “Croatian Towns” and the 1,8 kn stamp value features the Parish church of Sv.Mihovil (St.Michael), one of the Omis's most important architectural heritage.

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