Lighthouse Veli Rat
Lighthouse Veli Rat was built in 1849 on the southwestern part of island of Dugi Otok, 35 km west of the city of Zadar. The lighthouse is 42 m high and is the highest lighthouse in the Adriatic. In the courtyard of the lighthouse there is the St. Nicholas chapel, a place that has become very popular for organization of romantic weddings. According to the legend, the thick walls of the lighthouse were painted with 100,000 yolks to make it more resistant to sea and wind. The waters surrounding the lighthouse are relatively shallow and great for underwater fishing. The best underwater fishing area is about 2 miles east of the lighthouse, where there are steep cliffs. The amazing lighthouse Veli Rat also offers apartment accommodation to Dugi Otok visitors.