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Igrane, Croatia

Hotel Punta Igrane, numerous villas and apartments by the sea, in a long coastline Source: igrane.org


Igrane, a village by the sea at the bottom of Mt. Biokovo, with a bit more than four hundred inhabitants. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, rich with pebble beaches, it has been attracting visitors since the tourism industry started to develop in this area. According to the legend, the name Igrane comes from Igrayne who was the mother of King Arthur. So how did the legendary King Arthur end up here and what is his connection to Igrane? Lately, it has been said that the real King Arthur was in fact a great Roman commander by the name of Arthorius Lucius Castus. He had a significant estate
Igrane, Croatia

King Arthur's sword at the King Arthur's Night celebration, held on the 1st of August in Igrane. Source: novatv.dnevnik.hr


in today's Podstrana, and he came to Igrane to swim, enchanted by the beauty of its beaches. In his honor, every 1st of August, Igrane organizes the traditional King Arthur's Night, when the actors who are members of the Igrane assembly organize a spectacle. All locals participate in the celebration, offering guests their specialties, from the famous soparnik (otherwise known as Dalmatian pizza) to krostule, fritule, Makarana cake and other delicacies. The whole village dresses in costumes that portray Roman times and the celebration lasts until wee hours of the night. Guests can also enjoy
Igrane, Croatia

Excellently preserved Medieval tower, the so-called Zala tower that is 400 years old. Source: destinacije.com


local restaurants or go for a walk in Gornje Igrane and visit the Church of St. Mihovil that dates back to the 11th Century. It is the oldest sacral monument in this area. They can also visit Zala tower that is 400 years old and has made hero Ivan Anticic Zala famous, as he defended the settlement against the Ottoman invasion. In the event the Old Village or the beautiful view of the islands from Mt. Biokovo should be found lacking, the vicinity of well-known tourist resorts and the nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina guarantee an interesting and fulfilled vacation. Accommodation? It suffices to say that Igrane is famous for its apartments. Almost all houses in Igrane have at least one apartment designated for tourists.

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