Battle of the Heart-Shaped Islands

February 13, 2009 · Print This Article · Email This Post

The Heart-Shaped Island of Galesnjak, off the Coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea

The owner of a deserted heart-shaped island featured by Google Earth is being swamped with requests from romantics who want to visit the island of Galesnjak, hastily renamed Lovers’ Island. It’s located in the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Croatia (in the Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and Pasman Island, to be precise). Owner Vlado Juresko, from Preko on Pasman Island, told the Croatian Times that he will make Galesnjak Lovers’ Island available to couples older than 16. It’s unclear where tourists would stay on the island, or where they would find food and water. And it will be a slightly chilly Valentine’s Day there, with temperatures on the island predicted to be about 66 degrees.

Australian Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef

Juresko claims that Lovers’ Island looks more like a heart than any other island in the world, but people in Australia may disagree. The Australian Heart Reef, a coral reef which is part of the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a strong contender — and it’s warmer in Australia, and the snorkeling is world famous. Which island do you think most closely resembles a heart?

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