Escape the hectic city of Dubrovnik and explore three magnificent islands that together form the Elaphite Islands. Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep are unique and each contains beauty and history of their own. These islands attract a great number of tourists due to their close proximity to Dubrovnik and aesthetic charm. It is possible to visit them as a half-day or full-day private excursion from Dubrovnik. Enjoy visiting these islands, with a speedboat or yacht as well as having the opportunity to explore hidden bays and sea caves, or go water tubing, snorkeling or fishing along the way.
Surrounded by enchanting reefs, Kolocep is the first island visited on this journey. Relax, bask in the sun and take a refreshing swim while visiting Kolocep's sea cave, before continuing to the famous island of Lopud.
The most popular and populated of the three islands, Lopud, is known for its sandy beach, Sunj, where there is time for swimming and snorkeling. However, it also contains a pine and cypress park, historical monuments and medieval architecture that are worth exploring as well. Time for lunch is available at a local restaurant on any of the islands with an authentic ambiance and domestic seafood specialties.
Sipan is the last of the Elaphite Islands. Visit the old port in Sudjuradj and its Skocibuha castle, followed by a visit to small villages on both Lopud and Kolocep when circling around on the way back to Dubrovnik.
The sheer geographical position of the Elaphite islands offers guests the perfect opportunity to island-hop. These untouched islands are a wonder of nature and also provide an experience of true island life, Dalmatian style. Situated to the northwest of Dubrovnik this group of islands is made up of eight islands, the majority of which are uninhabited, and with this full-day excursion, you will have the opportunity to visit three of them – Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud. Take a dip in the crystal clear seas, stroll in the shade of Mediterranean vegetation, explore quaint hamlets or simply indulge your taste buds with local cuisines, the choice is yours.
Kolocep Island is the closest to Dubrovnik. On the island, there are two villages - Upper and Lower Forehead. Unlike most other islands in the Adriatic, Koločep is rich with fertile soil and water and is full of lush vegetation. Since ancient times Koločep is known as an island of fishermen and coral, and today is the fishery area, especially rich in lobsters.
Lopud Island is located northwest of Dubrovnik. It is the second largest of the Elaphiti islands and is located between Sipan and Koloče. In the Middle Ages, it was named the Insula media '(Latin for Middle Island). Lopud Island is the most developed Elaphiti. Popular sandy beach Šunj is often the destination of hikers and swimmers. At each step at the island, various medieval fortresses and chapels merge, which illustrate the history of this island. Lopud island is peaceful and is suitable for holidays in silence among the cypress trees, palm trees.
Island Sipan is the largest island in the group Elaphiti archipelago. It was inhabited in prehistoric times. The interior of the island spread karst fields which, opening up to the east and west, create deep bays. On the shores of West Bay lies village Luka Šipanska, while on the eastern shores of the bay has developed a village called Suđurad. On the island of Sipan is a lot of private houses with apartments built in the style typical of this area.
Dubrovnik is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and treasure trove of cultural, historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence. In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events: a city of summer festivals – an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that offers a rich selection of various experiences and excitement, but also a complete holiday in a quiet and calming, mild Mediterranean ambiance and wonderful seaside landscapes.
- Breakfast at the hotel and check out
- Private transfer from Korčula to Dubrovnik on a motor yacht with a cruise around the Elaphiti islands and occasional stops for a walk or a swim. Perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the fresh air and bask in the sun rather than in a contained car, this route to Dubrovnik is a pleasant alternative for a private excursion with a beautiful speedboat or yacht from Korčula. Cruise through 50 nautical miles towards Dubrovnik (2 hours – direct one way) while enjoying the ravishing scenery of surrounding islands, away from Dubrovnik's traffic jams, buses, and busy streets.
- Optional lunch stop at Koločep island, eat at Villa Ruža restaurant
- Arrival to Dubrovnik, time at leisure and overnight
- Private transfer from Korčula to Dubrovnik on a motor yacht with a cruise around the Elaphiti islands (Incl. Personal Skipper /Crew and Boat at Your Full Disposal)
- Transportation to/from Boarding Location
- Accommodation in 5* Hotel in Dubrovnik, deluxe double room, sea view, BB basis