For the romantic at heart: A heart-shaped island


Social media is apparently excited once again by a heart-shaped island captured by Google Maps.

The tiny landmass in the Adriatic Sea is officially called Galešnjak, but its nickname is “Lover’s Island.”

The island is just 130,000 square yards in size and is completely uninhabited.

It first became known in social media circles in 2009, but its shape has been known for at least the past 100 years, going back to an 1806 atlas of the Dalmatian Coast.

The island currently has just shrubs on its rocky terrain — making the island a little less appealing to amorous couples close up.

The land belongs to the Juresko family who live on the nearby island of Pašman and hope to one day host weddings on the island.

“We think it is the most perfect heart-shaped island in the world,” Vlado Juresko says. “Nobody lives there so if lovers really do want to spend time alone it’s the perfect desert island.”

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