Adriatic Sea – Legends and fables you cannot miss

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is the most indented section of the Mediterranean Sea on the continent of Europe. In its present shape, it was formed by the rising of the sea level by 96 metres following the last ice age in the Pleistocene period, when valleys and basins were submerged, and the dry land emerged as elongated islands, separated by sea channels. The Croatian Adriatic coastline is 1,777 km long and occupies most of the eastern Adriatic shoreline.

These are the facts. But, wanderer for the beauty and mythology as we are, we prefer below story…


Legend has that Scirocco, Bora (winds) and their children lived in a far away land: Illiria.

Velebit had dark curly hair and the beautiful Adria was slim and had beautiful blue eyes and golden hair.

Once Scirocco, longing for knowing new worlds, decided to leave to come back only after seven long years. While he was approaching his land again he was imprisoned by a wicked wizard. He wanted to kidnap the beautiful Adria because he was madly in love with her.

So one night the wizard went to submit the inhabitants of Illiria. Velebit didn’t want to surrender though. So he prayed the Gods to turn him into a stone. So the mountains that protect North Dalmatia originated. The sweet and lovely Adria was turned into sea… the Adriatic sea.

Wanna learn more about beauties of Adriatic? Visit Island Vis.

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