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Ley lines in Croatia – Secret Dalmatia

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I have been fascinated by mysteries and hidden, sacred knowledge ever since I first read “Holly Blood, Holly Grail” back in 8th grade and then continuing reading the sequels which elaborated more on the sacred architecture and sacred geometry. In other words, on connecting specific places on the maps of Europe, World…and finding shapes, straight lines, various patterns. The most famous of those lines – or ley lines as they are called – is St Michael line in England. There are numerous books and web sites  on the subject but one very “down to Earth” approach  can be found here.

St Michel and St Mary lines
St Michel and St Mary lines

So, as archaeology and history have been a passion of mine forever and reading all these books on “alternative” history, I always wanted to find something similar. And especially so as usually you don’t hear anything about Croatia (and Balkans in general) and we do have some fascinating mysterious sites and places! My only interesting discovery so far was the “temple” near Vrcevo. But that needs a lot more of work before it is “anything” but an interesting site: Read about it here.

And then I found it.

Ley line in Croatia
Ley line in Croatia

One evening, resting from a stressful day, I was looking at the map of North Dalmatia on Google Earth and realized that ancient site Asseria and Varvaria (Bribirska glavica) can be connected to Nin. Further south to Visovac Monastery on Krka river and further north to Pula and Brijuni Islands. I did not consider it quite important and besides, there are numerous more important sites and more “magical” than the ones I connected. But, when I looked closer, I realize that this line connects temples…

The Church of Our Lady of Visovac
The Church of Our Lady of Visovac (green line)

The line starts/goes through straight through the church! Visovac has a very specific position and it is a natural (?) island on the river Krka. There are evidences of a Roman and possibly pre-Roman cultures. Then continuing north, the line goes through Varvaria or Bribirska glavica. Also called “Croatian Troy” for numerous layers of historic artifacts dating back to the prehistory, it was also a place that must have had numerous temples and churches. Did not find one on the map but considering that most of the site is still underground, anything is possible.

Bribirska glavica (Varvaria)
Bribirska glavica (Varvaria)

Not so far north, there is ancient Asseria.



Yet another ancient site waiting to be excavated… Further north I expected it to connect through another important Roman city of Nedinium but it does not touch it but continues straight to the site of Roman temple in Nin.This was the largest Roman temple on the eastern Adriatic coast but Nin was inhabited 3000 years ago so it is likely that this was a site of a more ancient building/temple.

Nin and green line passing near the temple
Nin and green line passing near the temple

Continuing further, the line continues over some islands but nothing of interest and I assumed it will connect to famous Nesactium – the oldest town in Istria – but instead it went through Pula. But not just through Pula: it crossed the Roman temple of Augustus in Pula…


The line further continues to the site of three Roman temples located on Brijuni – Veliki Brijun island.

Villa Rustica and temples in Brijuni
Villa Rustica and temples in Brijuni

And then is where it gets tricky… I have no exact idea where the Brijuni temples were and how to pin point them on the map. This means that most sites connect on this line except the line in Nin which then, when connecting Brijuni and Visovac, can move between the church of Sv Križ and that largest Roman temple in Nin… Once I go to Brijuni and find it out, it will be more clear what places are connected.

Of curse, I also tried to connect the line further up from Brijuni and I stopped somewhere on Murano Island… but south I managed to pin point only one “important” site: The Templar Fortress of Rhodos.

Rhodos castle
Rhodos castle

Yes, I know – it does look like some Templar mystery now but I am staying away from any conclusions. It goes further to Gaza although I expected Jerusalem…
So what does all this mean? Ley lines are usually not straight lines but more of directions and places rarely connect in such perfect manner like on this line. There is a plethora of far more important and more sacred sites on this direction but none of them aligns this perfectly.
Yes, human eye and mind are “trained” to look for patterns and straight lines just like when we find familiar shapes looking at clouds but this is a bit “too perfect”.  With a number of sites on Croatian coast – and further south, it is possible that  I (or someone inspired by this) will find more than one alignment of historic places.

But it is a mystery…
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