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Dugi Otok – The cave ‘Strašna peć’ (Frightful Cave) opens for the public after 103 years
The cave ‘Strašna peć’ on Dugi Otok, which was visited in 1904 by the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and English prince Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson, because of whom he abdicated some thirty years later, has once again become available to the public after 103 years.

The cave oozes with harmony of the blue Adriatic Sea and the island`s scenery which creates an indescribable experience. Archaeological finds prove that the Neanderthal man lived in this cave during Neolith. It was first mentioned in 1898 in the Zadar newspaper Il Dalmata, although it was known before that.

The cave was first explored and adjusted for visitors in 1900, and the initiative to redecorate it and protect it was started in 2000 by an enthusiast Vladimir Šarunić from Savar.

‘Strašna peć’ is a tourist, ecological and historically interesting destination which has been brought back from oblivion. In the belly of the cave there are numerous natural decorations, pillars, picturesque halls, colonies of bats, countless stalactites…

The cave ‘Strašna peć’ is one of the many natural pearls of Dugi Otok, next to the Nature park Telašćica, the largest Croatian lighthouse - Veli Rat, the beach Sakarun, the Žman lakes…


The Tourist Board of Zadar
www.zadar.hr

The Tourist Board of Dugi Otok
www.dugiotok.hr
 
 

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