Krapanj Island


The island of Krapanj is the smallest and least populated of all the islands of the Shibenik archipelago. In fact, Krapanj is basically a flat stone slab in the sea (the highest point is only 7 meters high on 0.4 sq. Km. Island). The western part of the island is wooded, and the eastern part contains the small village of Krapanj.The traditional industry on the island of Krapanj gathers and processes sponges that have occupied the island for centuries. That is why they opened an interesting sponge museum here. Already in the 15th century, Krapanj was a refuge for refugees from the Turkish occupation. There is a Franciscan monastery and a church from that period. The monastery is worth a visit because of the Renaissance cloister and the painting of Francesco da Santacroce. A boat from Brodarica, a small village eight kilometers south of Shibenik, sails to the island every hour.

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We toured the sponge museum and admired the enchanting sponges processed here. The paintings on the walls of the monastery made me love and even appreciate the good work of artisans. We also took a boat ride to sail through the Island.
We had a boat ride through the Island and were fascinated by the vicinity of the surroundings. In the evenings i would stay in the quiet and peaceful church for meditation and even say a prayer. The interiors of the house are magnificent.
very good!!!