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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.Put Veli Rat lighthouse into our Dugi Island trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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This is one of the most beautiful and romantic places I've ever seen. We came here late afternoon (sunset lovers should visit it in this time), after visiting Sakarun Beach so we didn't have plenty of... more »
The lighthouse is built 1849 by Austrian Empire. It looks now as it did 1849. The fasad of the lighthouse has never been renewed. during building they have mixed 300 000 eggs in surface construction. ... more »
A pleasant walk of short bike ride away from the village of Veli Rat you can visit this lighthouse. Next to it stands the small chapel of St. Nicholas. It is also a great place to do some snorkeling. ... more »
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