Monday, 09. December 2013 - 04:12
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A "haunted" island is on sale in the southern Adriatic and owners are offering it at a discount price as they could not sell it for ten years.
The five hectares big Daksa island near the world's prestigious tourist destination of Dubrovnik is offered for 2 million Euro.
When the owners Nila Perica Dusilo Florshutz and Franica Dusilo Cavich first tried to sell it, they wanted 6 million dollars, but the stories spread on the allegedly "haunted" island obviously helped to frighten off the potential buyers.
After WWII 48 people where killed there without a proper trial and without getting buried. Those killed were suspected for being Nazi collaborators during the war and communist authorities killed them without a proper trial and without letting their families bury them.
Only recently, the remains were buried and now even the story of haunted island with ghosts of 48 killed people vanished among locals in Dubrovnik.
The southern Croatian county Dubrovnik-Neretva has the right to buy first as it says so in the law, but if the financial crisis hit authorities would not be able to pay, there might be foreign buyers interested.
There are no inhabitants on the island that is settled just in front of Dubrovnik's port Gruz.
Dubrovnik is known as a hot holiday spot for well known celebrities like Roman Abramovich, Bernie Ecclestone, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and others.
In the past Hollywood stars Sharon Stone and Clint Eastwood were linked with their tries of buying some other Croatian islets, but they have given up mostly because of a lack of building permits at those locations.
The new EU member Croatia has got over 1,000 islands in the Adriatic. Over 10 million western tourists visit the area every year.
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