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Legend of St. Paul
Legend of St. Paul

A legend that unites St. Paul's travels, shipwrecks, fisherman, Church of St. Paul and island Mljet. Interested? Bet you are... so hurry and watch the video!

Apparition
Apparition

In 1936, a boy named Stipura, a do-gooder by nature, tended his sheep. While he was chatting with his shepherd friends, he did not notice that his sheep vanished... (Šibenik, Šibenik-Knin County)

Legend of Lumblia
Legend of Lumblia

The story that accompanies the ritual of making lumblia tells the tale of love between two young people who were compelled to be apart – the love between a French soldier-baker and young Blajka. When the French army left, the soldier-baker had to leave too... (Blato, the island of Korčula)

Legend of the ruthless haiducs: Nakic wedding procession
Legend of the ruthless haiducs: Nakic wedding procession

In a village near Drniš there was a girl in love with a village boy whom she wanted to marry. However, one of the haiducs, Maleta, set his eyes on this girl... (Drniš, Šibenik-Knin County)

The Battle of Giča
The Battle of Giča

The Turks entered Blato and enslaved women and children. The men of Blato formed Kumpanija, a national army; they defeated the Turks on Giča and set their people free... (Blato, the island of Korčula)

Shipwrecks and amphorae
Shipwrecks and amphorae

In the archipelago of Šibenik, there are some ten shipwrecks of which two were discovered near the island of Žirje, Šibenik-Knin County.

The story of Gradina
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)

Legend of the painting
Legend of the painting

An old fisherman was at sea catching fish when all of a sudden he noticed an unusual light. It was a painting of Our Lady which he took home after fishing.