Welcome to the island of
Krapanj, the cradle of the
sponge industry and diving in
We are proud to share
the history of our island
with you. The crafts of our heritage have
been our livelihood that have fed us and
have made us part of the bigger world.
Our island’s history, present and future
forms an integral part of this region of
Following a 300 year old tradition of sponge
harvesting, the Žitak Company run by the Jurić
family; still adheres to the time honoured ethical
and responsible ways of harvesting sponges.
The Company is committed to the protection of
the environment as well as protecting the special
bond that exists between the sponge divers and
the sea that is so much part of the history of
Please visit our Sponge
gallery where you can
see and touch our
sponges. You can buy
our sponges as unique
souvenirs or as original
gifts for friends and
Natural sea sponges have been used for cleaning and
bathing since ancient times. Sponges have a wide variety
of applications because of their unique characteristics and
consistency. Sponges are firm, yet luxuriously soft and
durable. They are also incredibly absorbent and free of
Natural sea sponges are vastly superior to
Sponges are sensitive multi-cellular organisms that require
warm clean seawater
to grow. The beautiful
warm unpolluted Adriatic
the perfect growing
conditions and our
Adriatica - Dalmata
Fina sponges are the
finest and best quality
in the world.
Our sponges are ideal
for personal use and
are soft enough to use
on your face.
Our sponges are unique and exclusive souvenirs that will
always remind you of the wonderful summer that you have
spent in the Adriatic.
Thank you for visiting the island and our galery.