Elaphite islands and the top five secluded beaches
This adventure will uncover the beauty of the Elaphite Islands, with its unparalleled natural beaches and turquoise waters. The journey begins at the Port of Dubrovnik, where you will board your private boat and explore many islands, caves, and hidden beaches.
Our first stop is Kolocep. The hamlet of Celo has sand and pebble beaches and a park with numerous species of subtropical flora. The small churches of St. Anthony of Padua, St. Nicholas and St. Srd found here belong to the regional group of pre-Romanesque architecture.
Sailing on, we would be coming to Lopud. It traces back its name to Greeks (Delaphodia) and Roman (Lafota) and it became attached to the Dubrovnik Republic in the 11th century. In the 15th century the island was settled by the refugees from the areas occupied by the Turks. The inhabitants of Lopud were oriented to seafaring from the early days. In the 16th century they participated with their ships in the invasions of Spanish rulers on Tunisia, Algeria, Portugal and England. On a prominent location above the village are the ruins of the Duke’s Palace, a two-story Gothic structure with a terrace garden. On the south-eastern side of the island is Sunj, one of the best sandy beaches in the whole of Croatia.
The last island Sipan, is slightly more populated than Kolocep. The island has several architectural monuments from the Middle Ages and the 15th century Dubrovnik aristocracy built their summer villas and castles on the island. Sipan also housed Dubrovnik archbishop’s summer residence.
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