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Lun – Olive groves leave you breathless

Lun – Olive groves leave you breathless
Lun is a small village on the island of Pag which is known for its olive groves, and because they wanted to permanently protect them, the local authorities launched an initiative of establishing a special public institution that will take care of them. In addition, on going is also the implementation of the project "Lun Olive Gardens" which is of paramount importance for the preservation, branding and the future development of traditional, indigenous production of olives. This project includes the construction of a reception, a souvenir shop, offices and the construction of about seven kilometers of paths through the olive groves as well as a few small indigenous houses, rest areas and lookouts, and a small tourist train which would take the visitors through the olive groves.

The Lun area has about 80,000 olive trees, and the ones that stand out in particular are the 1500 trees of ‘Oblica’ sort. It is believed that some of the wild old olive trees in Lun are more than a thousand years old, making them some of the oldest in the world.

This is the only example of wild olives preserved in their natural environment on the whole Mediterranean.

Lun is a village in the northernmost part of the island which resembles the shape of a finger. According to some sources, its name derives from the old name found in historical documents - Punta Loni, but there is also a version that the name derives from the Latin and Italian name cape Lun: Punta Longa, lunga, Lun.

The Tourist Board of the Lika-Senj County
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Lun
www.lun.hr
 
 

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