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Legend of a sad father and a cruel dragon: Bogočin town
Legend of a sad father and a cruel dragon: Bogočin town

The legend says that the ruler of the town of Bogočin, duke Bogoje, lost his son and his ill-fated daughter-in-law on their wedding day, as a terrible dragon flew from the scarps, grabbed bride Miljeva and dived into a lake with her... (Bogočin town, Šibenik-Knin County)

Old Jakov and the gift of the fairy
Old Jakov and the gift of the fairy

One morning old Jakov went to the field, a little valley where he was cleaning the pathway towards the grape vine. His wife prepared him a meal, he loaded the donkey and left. As he was reaching the valley, he spotted a girl, an astounding beauty, and he thought this could not be a human being... (Smokvica, the island of Korčula)

Legend of St. John of Trogir (Cape Planka)
Legend of St. John of Trogir (Cape Planka)

Cape Planka is one specific place in Rogoznica, a natural phenomenon. This point divides the sea and the air - it geographically divides the Adriatic Sea on North and South part, but there's also a direct fight of the North and the South wind in the same spot. But there's also a legend attached to that Cape and its wild sea...

A true love story: The Tower of Sigh
A true love story: The Tower of Sigh

Paul and Stana were a young couple but Mehmet Bey was spellbound by Stana. One day, he sent a spy to eavesdrop on Paul and Stana, but unfortunately he was killed... (Krka National Park & Skradin, Šibenik-Knin County)

Vela spila
Vela spila

Many thousands of years ago, at a time before the great flood, when our world was still young and shackled by snow and ice, there was a group of huntsmen who lived in a cave on a hillside called Pinski rat. They survived by hunting animals. That year, hunting luck was not on their side; it had been weeks since their last prey, children were starving and the elderly were losing strength... (Vela Luka, the island of Korčula)

Forbidden love of Smokvica
Forbidden love of Smokvica

In Smokvica, there lived a young man called Antonio, who was so handsome that all girls had their eyes on him. However, he cared little for this; he had his mind set only on work, and every day, on his way back from Ledine, he walked down to the cove to enjoy the sea... (Smokvica, the island of Korčula)

The story of malaria
The story of malaria

The legend that lives to this day says that St. Constance helped the diseased suffering from malaria to get well... (Jezera, Šibenik-Knin County)

Legend of king Norin
Legend of king Norin

King Norin was so ugly that he hid his appearance from the world and let no one see him. Being a freak with an odd face and hairy body, he ordered a barber to come once a week and take the hair off his body after which he would decapitate the barber.