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Lighthouses in Istria

Lighthouses on the Istrian islands and promontories are special places for a unique visit. Lighthouses are the most important aids to navigation which enable a safe day and night navigation through determined sea regions. They are built at the most prominent or distant points of the Croatian territorial sea. They consist in stone buildings with prominent light towers. They usually have main and stand-by light. The range of the main light is 30 NM. Some lighthouses are equipped with racons and/or fog detectors and fog sirens. All lighthouses are automated and supervised by means of remote control system. However, because of the importance of lighthouses for safety of navigation and in order to protect lighthouse buildings from degradation, 17 lighthouses still have personnel (1 or 2 lightkeepers in a shift).

There are 9 lighthouses in Istria, large and small. They are spread from the northwest coast towards the south end of the peninsula and at the eastern coast of Istria. The lighthouses are: Cape Savudrija lighthouse, Cape Tooth lighthouse, St. Nicholas lighthouse, St. John in the open sea lighthouse, Cape Peneda lighthouse, Cape Verudica lighthouse, Cape Porer lighthouse, Cape Marlera lighthouse and Cape Black Punta lighthouse.

The lighthouse of Cape Savudrija (Umag, Istria)


lighthouse of Cape Savudrija, SavudrijaSavudrija is the oldest active lighthouse in the Adriatic and also, the most northern Croatian lighthouse on the northwestern cape of the Istrian peninsula.
Lighthouse Cape Savudrija Info

The lighthouse of Cape Tooth (Porec, Istria)


The lighthouse of Cape Tooth, PorecThe Cape Tooth lighthouse is situated on the Lanterna peninsula which is 13 km distance from Poreč and Novigrad. Peninsula Lanterna is situated between the Tar and Lunga bays.
Lighthouse Cape Tooth Info

The lighthouse of St. Nicholas (Porec, Istria)


The lighthouse of St. Nicholas, PorecOn the west side of the islet of St. Nicholas which is situated near Poreč, the Venetians have built in 1403 a 15 meter tall lighthouse on the highest part of the island.
Lighthouse St. Nicholas Info

The lighthouse of St. John's cliff (Rovinj, Istria)


The lighthouse of St. John's cliff, RovinjThe St. John in the open sea lighthouse was built on the same named cliff which is situated in front of Rovinj. The local people from Rovinj call it Lanterna. It is the most distant islet of the small archipelago of 13 islands which are situated in front of Rovinj.
Lighthouse St. John's cliff Info

The lighthouse of Cape Peneda (Brioni, Istria)


The lighthouse of Cape Peneda, BrioniThe lighthouse was built in 1877th on the southernmost cape of the Veli Brijun island, the one of fourteen Brijuni islands which have always impressed people with their beauty.
Lighthouse Cape Peneda Info

The lighthouse of Cape Verudica (Pula, Istria)


The lighthouse of Cape Verudica, PulaThe Verudica Cape lighthouse is situated on the same named cape which can be found across the island of Veruda, south from Pula. It is surrounded by woods and clear blue sea in the tourist village Park Plaza Verudela.
Lighthouse Cape Verudica Info

The lighthouse of Porer cliff (Medulin, Istria)


The lighthouse of Porer cliff, MedulinThe Porer lighthouse, which is situated on the same named rocky islet, was built in 1833 and is situated a mile and a half southwest from the southernmost cape of Istria - Kamenjak.
Lighthouse Porer Cliff Info

The lighthouse of Cape Marlera (Liznjan, Istria)


The lighthouse of Cape Marlera, LiznjanThe easternmost part in the south Marlera, which is situated about 6 km distance from Ližnjan, is the punta Grkova. The cape name is associated with the Greek colonization of Cyprus in the 16th century.
Lighthouse Cape Marlera Info

The lighthouse of Cape Black Punta (Rasa, Istria)


The lighthouse of Cape Black Punta, RasaThe lighthouse was built in the 1873 on the identical named cape at the standout part of the east Istrian coast. It is located about 1 km south of the village Skitača in the municipality Raša.
Lighthouse Cape Black Punta Info