The conveniences that modern people enjoy and without which it is virtually impossible to imagine our everyday life are the result of advances in civilisation. Nevertheless, there is something else that this surge of novelties inevitably implies – the loss of authenticity. The village of Rudine is one of the few examples of the places where civilisation has not managed to prevail over the authentic. We can really say that Rudine is a true relic of the past. Authentic local architecture, coexistence with the nature, livelihood dependant on the nature alone – it is enough to step into this picturesque village nearby Čižići to learn that this description of Rudine is accurate.
Although there are only a few of them, the permanent residents of Rudine live their everyday life following in their ancestors’ footsteps, barely allowing civilisation to brush against their lives. Maybe it is precisely this rampart of authenticity that has kept the secret of the cleanliness of the sea, which is never dirty, never a step away from its trademark – clarity.