<p>A beacon by night, a watchtower by day, the lonely lighthouse called Struga on Croatia’s Lastovo Island obsessed author Paul Kvinta <i>(pictured here)</i> with its austere beauty and its keepers—Jure and Nada Kvinta—who share his family name.</p> <p>Read more in Kvinta's article, "A Light on the Croatian Coast," from the May/June 2011 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler.</i></p>

A beacon by night, a watchtower by day, the lonely lighthouse called Struga on Croatia’s Lastovo Island obsessed author Paul Kvinta (pictured here) with its austere beauty and its keepers—Jure and Nada Kvinta—who share his family name.

Read more in Kvinta's article, "A Light on the Croatian Coast," from the May/June 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Aaron Huey

Croatian Coast Photo Gallery

Croatia Photo Gallery from the May/June 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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