The Elafiti islands are an archipelago situated close to – and slightly northwest of – Dubrovnik. There are actually six islands in the archipelago, not including any small islets, although the three main ones to visit and stay on are Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan.
Two of the three islands, Kolocep and Lopud, are entirely car-free, which means they’re an excellent place to base yourself on if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
(Or perhaps just the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik for one day!)
Sunset private cruise
Head out onto the water, admiring impressive views of the Old Town district and the historical city walls. As you sail, soak up the last of the sunshine and the refreshingly cool sea breeze while listening to your skipper share facts about the local area.
Little info about Islands
This is also the smallest of the three inhabited islands in the archipelago with an area of just 2.6 sq km (1.1 sq miles) and just under 160 permanent inhabitants. Two small villages, Gornje Čelo on the southeast side and Donje Čelo on the north side of the island are the only settlements.
Lopud is one of the Croatian islands that belong to Elafiti archipelago, which is a group of islands just off the coast of Dubrovnik often called Dubrovnik’s islands. Located just over 7 nautical miles from Dubrovnik (about 14 kilometers), the island has just a couple of hundred permanent inhabitants. Lopud is one of the most popular islands to stay near Dubrovnik.
Šipan is one of the Croatian islands in Elafiti archipelago group, also known as ‘Dubrovnik’s islands‘, situated just off the coast of Dubrovnik. Located just over 8.3 nautical miles from Dubrovnik (about 12.5 kilometres), this is the largest island of the archipelago (area 15.5 sq km/ 6 sq miles, length of the island: 9 km/ 5.6 miles). The island has 410 permanent inhabitants.
Mljet island is one of the Croatian islands that is also a National Park. Historically considered as one of Dubrovnik’s islands (beside Elafiti Archipelago), Mljet is situated 14.5 nautical miles from Dubrovnik (about 27 kilometers).
The island has just over a thousand permanent inhabitants. Mljet is one of the most popular islands to visit while holidaying in the Dubrovnik region.
Explore walls surrounding the city from the sea side. View Old Town harbour, popular fortness, island Lokrum...
The chain of islands offers an array of hidden coves, seaside villages, and the characteristic crystal clear water.