The island of Jabuka (the apple) is situated some 70 km
in the west-north-west from Komiza.
Unlike all the other limestone islands of the Dalmatian
coast, Jabuka, next to Brusnik, is the only Croatian island
consisting entirely of igneous
rocks. Magnetite in the rocks causes inclinations of
the magnetic needles of passing ships. Jabuka is really
97 m high, steep crag, on which coming ashore is possible
on one place only, in the south- west of the island, and
when the tide is low, also in the north-east. Putting boat
to shore is made more complicated by the fact that even
the smallest wind causes great waves in the open seas. A
small number of plant
and animal species has adapted to the rough climate.
plant species of knapweed (Centaurea
jabukensis, Centaurea crithmifolia) or animal species
of black lizard (Lacerta fiumana
pomoensis) are most interesting. The sea surrounding
Jabuka is excellent fishing-ground.