The Cave Spila near Nakovana

  • The cave is not yet open to the public due to archaeological research being carried out. Above the village Nakovana, in a cave called "Spila", archeologists have discovered and are researching the Illyrian sanctuary from the Hellenic period (4th-1st century before Christ). The entrance to the sanctuary was shut by stones, and the sanctuary has remained intact since it was abandoned two thousand years ago. Spila near Nakovana, is the only well-preserved and completely researched Illyrian sanctuary that we know of. It is also the only "sealed off" cave site in Croatia discovered by archaeologists, and not by accidental chance travellers, so its scientific potential remains completely preserved.


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