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Badija, Korcula Town

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Badija is the largest island in archipelago Škoji, near Korčula island in Croatia. The island is currently unpopulated. Franciscans from Bosnia came into possession of the island in 1398. They held it until 1949, when it was expropriated by the communist authorities.SourcesSamostan Uznesenja B. D. Marije
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  • Our sea tour around the islands of Croatia marked familiarity with another very interesting and, at the same time, not enough light, IMHO, on tourist sites-forums-object I mean Island Badia (Badija), which is considered to be one of the largest islands of Korčula island archipelago. On the yacht, we of the "Marina" Korčula reached him minutes at 15-20. Throwing anchor in the roadstead, we light "motorboat" got directly to the pier and island desantirovalis. Pochjorpnutye information in the World Wide Web, have told us that the name "island of Badija" comes from the Latin "abbatia" (or even "Abbey", because on that island there was a Franciscan monastery of the Dormition, built in the late 15th century). Historically the island was first mentioned in the 14th century, some letters sent by priest Blaise Ivanovich of Korčula, who lived there as a monk in a monastery. Some of the stone monuments found on the island, are proof that the ubiquitous Romans-conquerors visited here long before that. As any other must see in Badiee was not forthcoming, we through who has met us keeper Pier inquired-is it possible to visit the monastery? It turns out, if you have a "cache" everything is possible! And that's just a 15 minutes appeared from "Nowhere" cute native led us to get acquainted with SIM sacral building, ...
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  • We chose to visit Badija Island and paid 100 kuna for a speedy water taxi (for 4 people) which gets you from Korcula town in a matter of minutes. Once there we decided to go to the café as it was lunc...  more »
  • You simply jump in a waiting water taxi, pay your 50Kn return and within 15 minutes or so you're on a lovely, quiet island with sea and island views that could be straight from the Caribbean. There's ...  more »

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