BLUE LAGOON SPECIAL EDITION
with TUGGING OF ISLAND MRDUJA / Only on July 29th
The islands of Brač and Šolta have been fighting over the right to ownership of the Mrduja islet with a tug-of-war ever since time can remember. Every year, islanders from each side come with their boat and try to pull the island closer to theirs with a rope. This floating tug-of-war gathers quite a following as spectators come on their boats to cheer and support their team, followed by a local feast of song and wine to celebrate the winning island, which quite suitably alternates from year to year.
|•||Private tour for up to 10 people|
|•||Visit the “Adriatic’s tropical paradise” – the Blue Lagoon|
|•||Take part in once-in-a-summer event|
|•||Explore the vibrant marine life by snorkeling|
|•||Witness the thugging of the Mrduja island|
14:30 Departure from Split Riva
15:10 Enjoying in the Blue Lagoon
16:20 Departure for Mrduja Island
17:00 Start of the Tugging
18:30 Departure for Split
19:00 Arrival to Split
The Places You’ll Go!
Blue Lagoon & Mrduja island
The Story of Mrduja Island
Mrduja is a small island adjacent to Brač’s port of Milna. Even though it is a small island, Mrduja has a legendary past. In ancient times, when islands were believed to be moving through the oceans, Mrduja took base in the middle of the passage between Brač and Šolta, known as the Gateway to Split.
Both Brač and Šolta were claiming ownership of the island, resulting in ugly fights and quarrels. The islanders therefore decided to make a peace agreement where both Brač and Šolta, each from their own side will tie ropes around the island and attempt to pull on closer to their side.
Wear casual and light clothes. Water/ windproof jackets will be provided
In order to make your trip as comfortable as possible, please bring waterproof sun cream, camera and comfortable shoes.
Meeting Point and Arrival Info
Office address: Dosud ulica 4
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Arriving by car
July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
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Arriving by bus
Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
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Free Pickup Service
The free pickup is subject of availability and covers the areas spanning from Stobreč to Solin