Elaphite Islands

Elaphite Islands 2018-02-21T10:30:04+00:00

Project Description

More about Elaphite Islands

It is a small archipelago of 13 islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik. Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan are the three largest islands and all permanently inhabited. The Island of Koločep is a green island with centuries’ old woods of pine and carob, olive groves and gardens filled with oranges and lemons, with beautiful beaches and a large fragrant park.

The Island of Lopud is especially visited because of its sandy beach in the bay Sunj, which can get really crowded in a summer season.

The Island of Šipan is the largest island in the Elaphite archipelago and with its quiet bays, beaches and a long history with many stories and legends is one of the pearls of the Dubrovnik region.

Quick Facts


  • Location: Croatia, Europe

  • Language: Croatian

  • Population: 850

  • Time zone:
    Winter – UTC+1
    Summer – UTC+2
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
    1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
    1 USD = 5,9 HRK

  • Phone n. in case of Emergency: 112


  • Lopud Island (car-free island, churches and monasteries from 16th century)

  • Šipan Island (the largest island of Elaphite Archipelago)

  • Koločep Island (the nearest island to Dubrovnik)

  • Your Black Horizon Art Pavilion (Lopud island)


  • Plaža Šunj/ Sunj Beach (sandy beach)

  • Botanical Garden (Lopud island)

  • Church of St. Nicholas (Lopud island)

  • Franciscan Monastery & Church of St. Mary (Lopud island)

Travel info

  • By ferry/boat (Jadrolinija ferry will drop off in Lopud or Šipan island)

  • Sailing yacht/Catamaran (drop the anchor in the bay you want to)

Spend a day of your Sailing Holidays in Elaphite Islands

Marina ACI Slano

Dropping the anchor in Šipanska Luka (Šipan Island) in one of our recommended bays there as you can also enjoy delicious dinner made by locals. Restaurant “Kod Marka” is our choice #1 as the owner never disappoint us with his cuisine. Reserve a dinner at his place and he will give you free stay on his mooring Buoy in front of the restaurant.

If the weather is not on your side sail to the nearest marina – ACI marina Slano and stay over the night in a safe harbor. For dinner, we recommend going to Gastro Vista restaurant where they will make you “KINGS DINNER” with a magnificent view of Elaphite Islands. The owner will also arrange a free transfer from marina and back to.

Marina info:

  • Address: ACI marina “Veljko Barbieri” Slano, Slanica 2, 20232 Slano, Croatia

  • VHF Channel: 17
    Tel: +385 (0)20 441-721
    GSM: +385 (0)99 478-8059
    Fax: +385 (0)21 801-809
  • Email: m.slano@aci-club.hr

  • Website: ACI marina Slano
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