Lokrum – Nature Reserve
from Mlini 9.30, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.50, 15.45
This full day excursion is the best way to meet famous Elaphite archipelago surrounding Dubrovnik. Our excursion will take you to Koločep where you will have spare time to explore the island on your own same with Šipan, however while on Lopud we will take the longest brake since this is the island with most to offer.
The name Elaphiti is derived from the Greek word “Elaphos” that means deer who inhabited the islands long time ago. Elaphiti islands are nowadays favorite excursion place both for tourists and locals. Islands are covered with dense Mediterranean vegetation and have amazing beaches and landscapes.
Island of Lopud has several interesting churches to explore around the island, and it is also the home of contemporary art piece “Your black horizon” which was created by collaboration of architect David Adjaye and artist Olafur Eliasson. Another reason why Lopud is the longest break is the beautiful sand beach Šunj that attracts people from around the region, it is located on the south east side of the island.
The lunch and refreshments are served on the boat.
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Cavtat is most targeted place in the region next to Dubrovnik. Cavtat was a roman colony and there are several archeological sites as evidence of those times. Two peninsulas Rat and Sustjepan close beautiful harbor. Cavtat is also home to some famous Croatians, Vlaho Bukovac painter and Baltazar Bogišić jurist, law historian and ethnologist. Birth house of Vlaho Bukovac is nowadays a gallery that shows of both his art and transfers you to the time the family lived in the house. Rectors palace in Cavtat also acts as a museum dedicated to lifework of Baltazar Bogišić. On the top of the peninsula Rat is local cemetery where is a mausoleum designed and built by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. After the exploration of the history and small streets around Cavtat you can sit in one of the numerous bars and restaurants or you can go to any of numerous beaches and enjoy crystal clear seas.
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Lopud is the middle Elaphite Island and the liveliest one. It is very common excursion spot for the history, art and leisure. It has plenty of small restaurants and bars, lush gardens, churches, art pavilion “Your black horizon” and the biggest sandy beach around Šunj. Lopud is the perfect peaceful alternative to Dubrovnik when you are ready for a quiet and relaxing day, this combo of nature, history and swimming make an excellent day trip.