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Approx. 68 m2, two double rooms (18 and 14 m2), kitchen (10 m2), dining room (13 m2), washroom with bathtub (4 m2).
Susac lighthouse was built in 1878 on the highest point of the extremely steep southern side of the island, where there are numerous cliffs jetting out of the deep crystal clear sea. After the "Bura" wind dies down, you can see up to a depth of 30 m into the water. The southeastern side of the island is not so steep and is lined with many beautiful bays and trails.
The lighthouse building lies at a height of 100 m and offers views of the endless open sea. The lighthouse is a stone, ground-floor building with two four-bed apartments. There is a berth where smaller boats can be pulled out in the vicinity of the lighthouse.
The only inhabitants on Susac are the lighthouse keepers and sometimes a shepherd with his flock of sheep who comes to the island due to the specific grazing land. Many valuable archeological artifacts have been found on the island, while further research will reveal more about its history. Many endemic species of birds and other animals live on the island. If you would like to get to know this beautiful island, the experienced lighthouse keeper Ive and his assistant, the young lighthouse keeper Tomi (whose father is a lighthouse keeper on Palagruza), will gladly show you around the island and its fascinating cliffs.
Transfer to and from the lighthouse is organized from Vela Luka or from the place of Prigradica by Vela Luka on the island of Korcula by Captain Ante Petkovic in a motor boat - one of the most safe means of transportation on the open sea. Return transfer is charged an extra 400 EUR per apartment. Transfer to the island takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
You can get to Vela Luka and Prigradica:
- by ferry line Split - Vela Luka, then by car to Prigradica (in the direction of the place of Blato until you turn left for Prigradica)
- from Dubrovnik by car or bus via the Peljesac peninsula to Orebic and then by boat to the island of Korcula. Guests that arrive by car head directly from the town of Korcula to Vela Luka and Prigradica on the other side of the island.
- there is also the possibility that Ante Petkovic picks up guests in the town of Korcula. This service is charged 200 KN. Taxi services are also available.
Since Susac lies in the open sea, off of navigation routes, it is extremely important to observe the scheduled transfer time early in the morning. Even on hot summer days, access to the island by boat may not be possible due to large open sea waves.
We recommend you check ferry and catamaran lines to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula at www.jadrolinija.hr and, if necessary, arrive in Vela Luka one day prior to transfer to the lighthouse. If you need accommodation you can find it on our web pages.
Due to its distance from the mainland, supply of provisions is not possible and provisions should be purchased in Vela Luka prior to the transfer to Susac. Susac is the only lighthouse where you can enjoy delicious roasted lamb.
Furthermore, you can try calamari, dentex, lobster and excellent white wine that can be purchased from the lighthouse keepers. We recommend you arrange preparation of meals with the lighthouse keepers, including supply of fish that they catch themselves or buy from other fishermen.
Secluded bays on the eastern, shallow side of the island are ideal for swimming. They are some 30 to 50 minutes walk from the lighthouse. The lighthouse keepers will let you know which well-kept trails will lead you to them. There are rocky beaches on Susac, while the sea cannot even be accessed on some parts of the island, therefore we do not recommend Susac for families with children.
Interesting to know
There is a sea water lake in the cliffs on the northern side of the island that can be reached from the sea by diving through a cave at a depth of some fifteen meters. Even some movie scenes were shot at this location.