When to Go
Rising up from the wave-tossed Adriatic, the Palagruza Islands signal the most remote corner of Croatian territory. The largest island in the group is Veliki Palagruza with a population of 7 crowded onto 20 sq km. Next comes Mala Palagruza, and the even smaller islands of Sjeverni and Juzni Kamik.
If you visit the Palagruza islands with your own boat, be careful. The winds, tides and shallows make navigation a challenge. But if you can manage to land, you'll be rewarded with a place of otherworldly beauty. Overhead, the jagged white cliffs are spotted with brush and underwater lies some of Croatia's best scuba diving. Individual scuba diving is prohibited though; you'll have to come with a group. On Veliki Palagruza lies Roman pottery dating from the Neolithic period and a rich variety of endemic flora and fauna.
There is no regular transport to the islands. Either you have your own boat or you make arrangements with the lighthouse keeper who can transport you from Korcula.
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