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If 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.
Koločep, a 15-minute ferry ride away from Dubrovnik, is the smallest among the inhabited islands. It is known for its olive groves, century-old pine groves and the gorgeous beaches. Among the places to see are the old churches, ruins and the summer residences on the island. Lopud is the second largest in the archipelago and can be reached in 40 minutes by ferry. It’s famous for its gardens of lemon and orange tree, as well as for its wonderful beaches. Šipan is the largest among the inhabited Elaphite Islands, and also has its fair share of old architecture, green cypress groves, summer residences of the aristocracy and beautiful beaches. This island is about one hour away from Dubrovnik.
One great way to spend the holiday is to take a scenic cruise of the Elaphite Islands, where tourists can enjoy the panoramic coastal views. They can also enjoy traditional Croatian and Mediterranean food and wine while being entertained by local musicians. Aside from cruises and hotels, there are several apartments available on Elaphite Islands near Dubrovnik, Croatia, to suit any budget of those visitors who want to tour the islands.
Unfortunately, there is no classic hostel on the island of Lopud, but there are numerous private apartments and rooms, which are relevant replacement for hostels where guests can get a great value for their money.
Apartments on Elaphite Islands near Dubrovnik in Croatia can be booked in advance. Most tourists prefer to book in advance especially during the busy summer season to get the best deals and find the best location. Aside from offering a few savings, spending a holiday in apartments on Elaphite Islands near Dubrovnik, Croatia, is one of the best ways to experience the laidback atmosphere typical of Adriatic life.
Elaphite Island Map