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The story of Gradina

Ominous news spread. In a while, the Turkish pirates, the Catalans, landed on the shore nearby, fierce enemies sowing death, looting, enslaving and burning. The village and the islanders were terrified. Men were preparing for defence and women with children and the elderly were getting ready to flee to the mountain refuges… (Smokvica, the island of Korčula)

Ominous news spread. In a while, the Turkish pirates, the Catalans, landed on the shore nearby, fierce enemies sowing death, looting, enslaving and burning. The village and the islanders were terrified. Men were preparing for defense and women with children and the elderly were getting ready to flee to the mountain refuges.

A Prophet came to the village, all dressed in black. Slowly and sluggishly she approached the stone altar, first from one side, then from the other. She bowed and raised her hands high in prayer. After the ritual of bowing, she spoke to the assembled crowd. Her voice roared like a thunder while she pronounced the prophecy on the battle with the Turks. The battle was ferocious but in the end the Turks were defeated.

In cooperation with:

– Smokvica Tourist Board

– Knights’ Association Kumpanjija, Women’s Association and mr.sc. Mara Margaretoni, screenwriter

– Martina Marelić, a director of Smokvica Tourist Board and our tourist guide

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