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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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  • A long walk from Verunic but fun and beautiful none the less. We enjoyed watching the locals come to fish from the rocks and enjoyed the squeals of joy from local children as well. I would definitely ...  more »
  • We had seen this magnificent lighthouse only from outside and it is really high. While we were there in the evening we could also enjoy a fabulous sunset. Unfortunately, we came there in the sunny aft...  more »
  • A wonderful place to stroll around, super photos, wedding ... etc. in September the full peace of mind. Beautiful sea and then somewhere far only Italy environment and close to parking. Really, we did. Certainly in the future
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  • Sorry, a bit boring perhaps... Overcrowded too (in August though)..
  • 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.
  • Well built, looks amazing.
  • One of the tallest lighthouses on Adriatic, and oldest, beautiful place.
  • A large chunk for years the Zadar archipelago and I'm convinced the Veli Rat Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful places, and where I'm trying to come back over and over again every year when I experience its many beauties like I've arrived for the first time. Be sure to visit!!!
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