The Island covers the area of about one square km and is covered by dense true maquis vegetation, pine and cypress trees. There is a tarmac path around the whole Island great for some walking or mountain biking offering nice views and several handy swimming spots.
Historically, the island was first mentioned in14th century in some letters sent by the priest Vlaho Ivanovic from Korcula, who lived here as a monk in the Monastery. Some stone monuments found on the island are proof that Romans were also here long before.
Below is a list of articles about the church and monastery:
- The Franciscan Monastery – an introduction article and photos
- The cloister of Franciscan monastery is dating back from 15th century as well as the porch around it that is supported by five arcades on the longer sides and four on the shorter ones. The arches of Gothic trifore ((three arched windows) rise up elegantly from their slender columns – read more + see photos
- The Chapel of the Holy Cross was built later on in 17th century – read more
- The Church of Our Lady of Mercy – a church built in the Gothic-Renaissance style in 15th century – read more
More info about Badija:
- Beaches on Badija
- Photos : Old Photos of Badija ; Views of Badija
- Map of Badija
- Video: Stonemasonry on Badija
- Badija home page
- (Note – I started with Photo Gallery of the island where some old photos of Badija has been scanned and already uploaded. Photos include some rare shots from 1950’s and 1960’s and some panorama views from the top of the hill.)
- other places on Korcula island : http://www.korculainfo.com/places/