Friday, July 21, 2023

Northern Croatia swim

On our tour of Slovenia's Piran, we also peeked on the Croatian side, and had a swim in the Polynesia Beach in the town of Umag. Little did we know that the ruins we started our swim from were actually the ruins of the Sipar Castle from A.D. 1000 or thereabouts. Some have even called this place the Atlantis of Sipar. Interesting!

Apparently Sipar Castle was built by sea-faring pirates. Today, the area looks like a thin small peninsula, or perhaps the ruins of a unmaintained pier. 

Nice swim, by the way! Very warm water. Maybe even too warm. Our swims in Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj were more refreshing!

The coordinates for the ruins on the beach are N 45.467779 E 13.507431.

The Polynesia Beach's castle ruins are along the eroded pier or peninsula at N 45.467779 E 13.507431. Read more about its history here and here.

For more sauna and swimming stories, check out and websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2023 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other saunagoers or swimmers and visit when there is simply no one else or the facility has been closed or booked only for me. 

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