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Plovput lighthouse, Croatia

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Croatia: Find Solitude

If you’re in the depths of breakup despair, sometimes you need to be by yourself. Croatia’s craggy Adriatic coastline is the perfect spot: it’s dotted with old lighthouses, which the government began renting out to tourists in 2000. The keepers are often your sole company at these isolated beacons, many of which are accessible only by boat. Décor tends toward the spartan, but there’s a certain gothic romanticism to the moaning winds and the storied histories of local shipwrecks.

Heartbreak Hotel: Plovput, Croatia’s national lighthouse authority, rents lighthouses through lighthouses-croatia.com, starting at $299 per week. The most remote is Palagruza, a three-hour boat ride from the southern island of Korcula.

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