Krapanj is the islet of the Sibenik archipelago, counting records for many things. It is the smallest inhabited island in Croatia (0.36 km2), the lowest of all inhabited islands (average height 1.5m) and the most populated island in the Adriatic with its 200 something inhabitants. The island is connected with the mainland which is only 300 meters away by all-day boat lines Brodarica-Krapanj. Thus, it is easy to take one-day trips to nearby Sibenik, as well as national parks Krka (15 km away) and Kornati (18 km away) and those who want a night life can go to the discos in Vodice and Primosten. All of that, of course, if you are renting an apartment, a room or a vacation house in Krapanj. The island was bought by the nobleman Toma Juric in 1435 from Sibenik Kaptol, and donated it to the Bosnian Franciscans who started to build the monastery and the church, but soon replaced by the friars of the Province of St. Jerome who are here still. Although it was agreed with the Franciscans that there should not be private houses on the island, settling begins in the 15th century, since the population had to escape from Turkish invaders from the mainland. The new church was built in 1937, upon the old walls of the monastery of Sv. Cross from 1523. In addition to the museum inside the church, there is also a museum of Adriatic flora and fauna with an amphora collection and a sponge refinery, as Krapanj is known for its centuries-old tradition of sponge diving. If we add pebbly beaches, a catering offer, the scent of centuries-old pine forests, a village of typical Dalmatian stone houses and narrow charming streets, you'll fall in love with Krapanj in record time. Book an accommodation in Krapanj
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