Lost City of Pelegrin - The Atlantis of Makarska Riviera

Updated: May 22, 2020


Everybody knows the story of Atlantis, legendary sunken city from Plato's works Timaeus and Critias. But did you know that Atlantis is not the only city lost to the sea?

Ancient city of Pelegrin might be at the bottom of Vrujy Bay near Makarska Riviera  in Croatia
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In Brela, the city on the edge of Makarska Riviera you can hear another thrilling story of the sunken city. The story of the legendary Pelegrin.


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The popular Brela stone seems to be the only leftover of Pelegrin

As with every story told over the unknown number of generations, information is hard to find and versions differ. But here we pieced out the legend from many sources to give you the best version possible. Buckle up, we're taking you for a ride.


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Pelegrin was a big and prosperous city, and its citizens lived happy and long lives.The city laid on a large area, stretching from todays' Basko Polje to Vruja under Dubci and into the sea half way to island Brac. It was a place of great culture and vast riches.

But citizens of Pelegrin grew arrogant, thinking they were better than everybody else and untouchable to gods. So gods punished the citizens, and, as the leged says, the city of Pelegrin was cursed and sunk under the steep cliffs of Dubci.