lopud_island_croatiaThe Dalmatian coast is full of beautiful beaches, one of which is a sandy beach called Sunj on the island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik. Although the most of the beaches in Dalmatia are made of pebble, this one is the exception. If you are on holiday with children, make sure to bring a bucket and a spade and to enjoy building sand castles and the like.

lopud-mThe Island of Lopud is situated only 7 n/m, or 50-minute boat ride from the Pearl of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik. This is the island where the beauty found its place for a holiday and decided to stay here forever. Lopud belongs to the group of Elaphite Islands. It is the second largest in the archipelago and one of three islands that are inhabited. Lopud has the total surface area of 4.63 km2 and has about 200 inhabitants.

This oasis of peace and beauty is attractive and popular because of the numerous sandy beaches, rocky paths through the mysterious forests rich in green, olive groves and vineyards. Lopud is known for its old stone houses, traditional cuisine and breathtaking views of the unforgettable sunsets which are sure to stir up the romance in any heart.

lopud_island_croatiaIf you are looking for a relaxing Mediterranean holiday, hotels and apartments on Elaphite Islands near Dubrovnik in Croatia are your ideal choices. These islands are located in the western part of the country and are a very popular destination. Their name is derived from the Greek word, elaphos, meaning deer, which the locals hunted on the islands during the ancient times. Out of 14 islands, only three are inhabited: Lopud, Koločep and Šipan. The Elaphite Islands can be reached from Dubrovnik by a daily ferry service by Jadrolinija. There’s also a passenger boat travelling from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands to accommodate tourists in the summer.