Lighthouse Sušac

Svjetionik Sušac

Lighthouse Sušac

Sušac lighthouse is located on the island of the same name – the westernmost island of the Lastovo Archipelago located 13 nautical miles away from the island of Lastovo. The lighthouse was built in 1878 on the highest peak of the southern side of the island. That side of the island is extraordinarily steep, with the cliffs diving into the deep and clear sea transparent up to the depth of thirty meters, following the northerly bora wind. The southeastern side of the island is mildly sloping towards the sea, and it abounds in beautiful coves and walking paths. The building of the lighthouse is a two-storey stone facility with a tower rising above the central part of the building, located at 80 meters above sea level. The living quarters of the lighthouse keeper are located on the ground level, with two fully equipped four-bed suites with an amazing view located upstairs. The lighthouse has its own water cistern, and photovoltaic panels and batteries are used for electricity supply.
There are two churches on the island of Sušac, both of them ruins. The church of St. Nicholas above the cove of Portić was built in the 12th century, and the church of St. Mary was built in the 15th century. In the northern part of the island, one can see the remains of small houses, neglected karst valleys, olive groves and several small fields. The only inhabitants of the island are the lighthouse keepers. A shepherd tending to sheep occasionally lives on the opposite side of the island.
Sušac is unique in many ways, including a phenomenon that can be seen at the cliffs of its northern shore. That is where nature has formed two small sea lakes. One of these lakes can be reached from the sea, by diving through an underwater cave at the depth of approximately fifteen meters.