Despite their popularity among day-trippers, the trio of islands remain largely unaffected by the spoils of tourism, dotted with a mere handful of hotels and maintaining many car-free roads. Koločep benefits from being the nearest island to Dubrovnik, celebrated for its dramatic coastal cliffs, tranquil pebble beaches and shaded olive groves, whereas neighboring Lopud is best known for its well-preserved 11th century Benedictine monastery, 16th-century churches and sandy Šunj beach. The largest of the three is Šipan where highlights include the remains of a Roman villa and a 15th-century palace, and the coastline is criss-crossed with walking and cycling trails.
Tours & Tickets
Spend a day cruising around Croatia's pretty Elafiti Islands aboard a replica of a historical galleon. Sail from Dubrovnik around the sun-baked archipelago and ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Explore Croatia’s stunning highlights, including several stunning Adriatic islands, on this incredible 8-day cruise. Starting in one of the Mediterranean’s ... Read more
Duration: 8 days (approx.)