Kolocep Dubrovnik is the closest inhabited Elaphite island to Dubrovnik. Kolocep is a green island covered with thick secular pine woods that are spread towards the sea rocks and reflect in the clear blue sea. The whole island Kolocep, together with its two settlements, Donje and Gornje Celo Kolocep, is a fragrant park full with locust-trees, olives, oranges and lemons.
There are many monuments, sarcophagus remains, Pre-Romanesque churches, basilica remains, forts, sentry box, Dubrovnik nobles summer residences which prove that this island Kolocep has been inhabited since the Ancient Times. There is a painting by Ivan Ugrinovic from the 15th century, one of the best works of the Dubrovnik Painting School, in the church of St. Anthony.
Lopud Dubrovnik is an island covered with lush Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation. Lopud is located between Kolocep and Sipan. It is beautiful parks and gardens, sandy beaches (Sunj and the beach in the settlement Lopud) attract many visitors. In the past Lopud used to be the island of captains and sailors. A famous captain and ship-owner Miho Pracat was born there.
Many medieval churches (there were 30 ones in the 16th century), summer residences and monasteries have been preserved and therefore Lopud is one of the most beautifully arranged settlements of the wider Dubrovnik area. There are many valuable works of art in the Franciscan Monastery from 1483, as well as in the churches called “Maria of a Small Cave” and the “Our Lady of Sunj”.
Sipan Dubrovnik, called a golden island, Sipan is the largest and the most inhabited Elaphite island. There are many vineyards and olive trees, thus it is famous after excellent wine and olive oil. There are two settlements, Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj dating from the ancient times. Sipan is the island with rich cultural heritage: there are over 30 churches, few monasteries, about 60 Renaissance-Gotic summer residences out of which the most famous are the residences owned by families Sorkocevic and Skocibuha.
Their is a Rectors Palace built in Gothic style that in 1450 by the Dubrovnik Republic. This island Sipan with its lesser ans bigger bays and rich Mediterranean vegetation is a paradise for visitors interested in nature and history.
Once you visit Mljet Dubrovnik, you will always come back.
Mljet Dubrovnik is the eighth largest Croatian island, situated near the peninsula of Peljesac, Dubrovnik and Korcula. It is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, dry summers and mild winters with approximately as many as 2500 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest Adriatic islands.
Beautiful scenery, crystal clear sea, lakes, islands, rich cultural heritage make the island truly paradise on earth.
Many wrote and sang about its beauty.
It have 2 lakes: bigger and smaller. On the biger is situated small island Saint Marija with curch.