island Kolocep

Kolocep is a small island in the Adriatic Sea which belongs to the Elaphite group of islands. It takes only 25min by a regular ferry line from Dubrovnik. The island covers a surface of 2,35 km2 and is built from limestone and dolomite. The island is known for its pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and pleasant summers, as well as for its natural beauties. There are two settlements on the island of Kolocep which are connected by a paved road wide enough for pedestrians, but not for cars: Donje and Gornje Celo. The economy of the island is mostly based on tourism, then on olive growing, viticulture and fishing.

Today, the island of Kolocep is one of the more attractive destinations in the region, which will take your breath away with its beautiful sandy beaches, astonishing forests and small traditional villages. There are no cars on the island, which is ideal for people who wish to spend their vacation away from the noise and crowds and transforms the island into a little heaven, a small oasis of peace and quiet. Do not be mistaken in thinking that you will have nothing to do on Kolocep. It offers numerous activities in which anyone can take part. Explore the beauties of the underwater in a diving tour, go kayaking around the island in the early morning hours or discover the Napoleon fort. A private taxi boat drives the tourists around the island of Kolocep and other Elaphite islands, offering you the chance of exploring one of the most beautiful group of islands on the Adriatic. For those in search of fun and entertainment in the evening hours, the concerts organized in Villa Kolocep are a wonderful choice. The entertainment includes jazz bands, brass bands, folk music groups, a capella Dalmatian singers, as well as step and jazz dancers. The island of Kolocep holds numerous historical sites such as sacral objects and summer mansions.

The island can be reached from Dubrovnik by a ship named Postira; the drive takes about 40 minutes. During the summer season, the ship sails 4 times a day, except for Sundays and holidays when it sails 2 times a day. The price of the ticket is 19 kunas – 2,5€.

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