Hvar island, Croatia
It lies on the eastern edge of the island Hvar. Sucuraj is located on a marvelous decor, which is made by the hills of Biokovo, the peninsula Peljesac and the Adriatic Sea. The first written monuments about Sucurju are from the 14th century and are preserved until today, while the ancient Sucuraj is mentioned in the epic «Iliadie> of Homer, in which Sucuraj is named Kila situated on the east of Leke (Hvar). According to the Greek mythology there has Agamemnon, the Achaia king in Mikena, "throw a dam unto an opponent". Within the area of the today Sucuraj there are archaeological findings of a material culture from very old times. They speak about the existence of two neighboring cities, which sank during an earthquake, and their ruins can be seen under the sea, even today. During the centuries Sucuraj is settled by the Ilyrians, Roman, Slavs, Venetians and French. It s golden time the town ha sin the 17th century and the Venetian fortress Fortica was built for the defence of aggressors. In the last decades Sucuraj has developed into a small city which is a monument for itself (1975 it gets the status of a cultural monument), because it has preserved until today the succession of the architectonal forms from the past. The church of the Saint Anthony from Padova, built in the baroque style with gothic elements, today represents one of the most worthy monuments of the cultural sacral heritage of Sucuraj. The second by its value is the monastery of St. Augustin and the church of St. Jure, the building which began in 13th century and developed intensively in the 15th and 16th century. It is beautiful to go for a stroll around Sucuraj between the stone houses crowded together, continue the stroll around the lighthouse, and the south and north coast of the cape, and admire the colors and the sea. The tourist and gastronomic activities began to develop in Sucuraj in the middle of the 60s of the 20th century.
The inhabitants of Sucuraj are even nursing today the traditional works, connected to the land and the sea. Every guest will have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of this works and feel the quality of domestic vine, olive-oil, brandy, fishes and several other domestic specialities in one of the restaurants in Sucuraj. Even the biggest gourmand will not stay indifferent. Many beaches in the bays, in the area of Sucuraj or in the nearer surrounding, will make it possible for every guest to find his place under the sun. The bay Perna, 1,5 km away from the city and the bay Mlaska, 3 km away from it are unique rarities on the Adriatic Sea because of the fine sand on bottom of the se, which cannot be found anywhere around. There are many types of recreation: day and night fishing, riding bicycle, sailing,diving, the cultural summer with various events, in which the folk feast "Ribarska noc/ Night of the fishermen" stands out as a special experience, wonderful places for excursions on the coast and the sea, the nearness of the Marian Shrine Medugorje, Dubrovnik, the island Korcula and the peninsula Peljesca means fun and entertainment for everybody, without exception and limit.
The accommodation in Sucuraj is offered in private houses and apartments and in the hotel "Trpimir". The enthusiast campers will find their place in the autocamp "Mlaska", while the yachtsmen can stay in the little marina.Your arrival will be easier and more pleasant with the excellent ferryconnection to the coast on the relation Sucuraj-Drvenik. The second picturesque village with a long tourist tradition, 21 km away from Sucuraj, is Bogomolje, which was founded in the 16th century as a shepherd place. The village grew in the 17th century, when the people from the coast found a shelter in it as they flew before the Turks. Bogomolje consists of several little villages, which are connected into a unity and their inhabitants are dealing with traditional growing of cultures: olive plants and vineyards.
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