Monday, September 6, 2010

Palagruza Island, Croatia

Located in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, Palagruza Island is Croatia's most remote, and is uninhabited except by the staff of Palagruza Lighthouse (pictured) and tourists staying there. The island is a nature reserve, and home to some plants that can't be found anywhere else. The Greek hero Diomedes is rumored to be buried somewhere on the island - potsherds inscribed with his name were uncovered in an archaeological dig on Palagruza.

The stamp is from a 2010 issue of four featuring famous Croatians. This is Marko Antun de Dominis, a Catholic priest and scientist.

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