Island Lopud

island Lopud

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Lopud Island belongs to the Elafiti Islands, the archipelago west of Dubrovnik. It is located between the islands of Sipan and Kolocep and due to its position it was named Insula Media (Middle Island). The Greeks called it Dalafot, Dalafodum and Romans Lafota whence comes its present name Lopud. The only settlement on the island is located in the bay opposite the island of Sipan.

The island was much more populated during the history since the aristocracy from Dubrovnik had spent their vacations there and you can see remains of summer villas, churches and monasteries. Some villas have been restored and turned into family hotels. You should visit the summer villa Đorđić-Mayner with plants from all over the world, the Rector's Palace (Gothic-Renaissance palace from the 15th century), Franciscan monastery from the 15th century and a deserted Dominican monastery from the 15th century. The fortress Sutvrac from which you can see all the islands in the area is located above the town.

Lopud today is one of the favorite tourist resorts, but also an ideal place for vacation. The island has no cars, so you can enjoy in clean air and peace. A short walk through the pine forest leads to the other side of the island and the sandy beach Sunj. The beach is popular because of shallow water which extends about 100m from the shore. It is ideal for families with children and for young people who like to have fun playing picigin or volleyball. In the hinterland of the beach there is a pine forest where you can relax in the shade. You can also see the church of Our Lady of Sunj (13th century) above the beach in the pine forest.

Explore the island by walking to the viewpoint at the cape of the island or to the ruins of a fortress in the island interior. You can also enjoy in bike riding, kayaking, canoeing or diving.

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