Veli Rat lighthouse, Veli rat

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#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Zadar County
Veli Rat Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the Croatian island of Dugi Otok, and is a well-known landmark near to the village of the same name.The single storey keeper’s house is built around the base of the 36m masonry tower, which has a white lantern and single gallery. The yellow walls of the house were reputedly painted using a mixture that was coloured by the use of thousands of eggs. This was allegedly to give better consistency and protection against the salt air.At a height of 41m above the sea, the light has a range of 22 nautical miles and consists of two flashes of white light every twelve seconds. Veli Rat along with a number of other Croatia lighthouses still retains a lighthouse keeper. In 2014 the serving keeper was Zvone, who along with his wife and family live on site. Since 2000, rooms within the lighthouse have also been made available for rent as holiday accommodation.In 2010, Veli Rat in conjunction with the lighthouses at Vir and Tajer were depicted in a set of commemorative stamps by the Croatian postal service Hrvatska pošta.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Place a charming quiet peaceful views of the raw Look but very practical to 15 minutes by car
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  • August 9, 2017
    If you're on the island is definitely worth going to the lighthouse and take a bath in the small Bay immediately after. The sea is very nice with rocks and look for a good place in the shade under the trees before camping. Obviously the presence of campsites and penalizes baretto makes enough money. If you are lucky you may find opened the lighthouse.
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  • August 8, 2017
    From this place to watch the sunset. Right next door there is a small stone Beach, clean, clear water. There's also a place of refuge in the shade. Sometimes, it can be fully since the entrance into the sea is not very wide.
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  • June 19, 2017
    Well built, looks amazing.
  • September 30, 2016
    Really nice old lighthouse together with a beach next to it. Great place to come and have a walk or just jump in the sea during the summer months.
  • November 6, 2016
    One of the tallest lighthouses on Adriatic, and oldest, beautiful place.
  • August 20, 2016
    Beautiful place full of peace and tranquility ... flat rocks and sand ... lovely place with possibility to stay in the lighthouse ... or in the nearby campground. In addition it is also the highest Adriatic do. Place to visit ...
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  • June 16, 2017
    I really liked it!
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