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The Palagruža archipelago

The Palagruža archipelago is the most distant group of Croatian islands and from the group, the islet of Galijula marks the most southern point of Croatian territory. The lighthouse "Palagruža" is located on the island of Vela Palagruža.


Palagruža is characterized by its extremely dry climate with only a very small quantity of rainfall.

Thanks to this a specific type of vegetation has developed here.

Besides the endemic plants, numerous endemic animal species have found their habitat here as well.

In order to make up the lack of moisture, these animals and plants, besides their numerous other adaptations, make use of the humidity produced by the dew that appears in Palagruža in large quantities.