The mild Mediterranean climate, the lush Mediterranean and sub-tropical vegetation - cypress, lemon, orange, pine and palm trees, the beautiful sand beaches, and the possibility of pleasant walks along the shoreline, contribute to making Lopud and exceptionally attractive destination.
During high season (July and August) it can be hard to find accommodation on Lopud Island. We recommend that you find and book your accommodation in advance.
Lopud, the only settlement, is located in a bay, and from there is a path that leads to the famous sandy beach Šunj on the far side of the island. Regular coastal ferry boat connections from Dubrovnik to Lopud are available during high season running 4 or 5 journeys per day.
Šunj Beach is composed of fine, white sand and is backed by lush, green hills. Expect some larger crowds during high season, tour boats arrive daily to Lopud and the locals owning a boat also favor this spot. However, when the boats leave and during off-season, it's the Adriatic at its best.
The main settlement is the township Lopud, situated in a beautiful, calm bay. A number of cafes, restaurants, hotels and private accommodation is available to visitors, if you like the peace and harmony an island can offer you could also decide to spend a night or two on the island. There are 2 very nice sand beaches in the bay. Lopud island was once an important seafaring center, boasting two monasteries, 30 churches and a number of noble palaces, some remains can be seen today.
Private and regular boat tours to the Elaphiti Islands !
Independent-minded travelers will enjoy the flexibility private tours offer. If required, the itineraries for all of the private tours can be adjusted at the planning stage to suit particular interests and preferences.
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Lopud is unique, with no other Croatian island with so many sacred, cultural and historical monuments on such small area. There are 33 chapels, 4 churches, 2 monasteries, the ruins of the Rectors Palace and of the Spanish Fort, as well as the local museum. That all tells us about its rich history and its great importance within ancient and famous Republic of Dubrovnik.
This place is just perfect for families and couples looking for a getaway that is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are the type of person who loves to spend a vacation by the beach, Lopud Island is the perfect destination for you. You will surely be getting your money's worth when you spend your holidays here.
Today Lopud is an oasis of peace: with beautiful sandy beaches, walking paths and parks, where instead of the sounds of traffic, only sireen sounds of nature can be heard.
Good to know facts
There are regular boat connections to Lopud from Dubrovnik, the ferry stops in Lopud and then continues to Luka Šipanska.
Check the timetable: Ferry line from Dubrovnik to Elaphite Islands, connects islands Koločep, Lopud and Šipan.
The ferry departure in Dubrovnik is from Gruž Port, tickets can be bought at the Jadrolinija Office. During high season (July and August) it is recommended that you arrive at least one hour prior to boat departure and buy the tickets.
All three islands have their fair share of day-visitors, but once they have returned to Dubrovnik with the last ferry in late afternoon, the islands become quieter and more relaxing for their local inhabitants and longer-stay guests.
Visiting Island Lopud with children
Lopud Island is very children friendly, not only because there is NO traffic, but also due to the fact that there are large areas on the island to explore together with your small ones.
Imagine relaxing at one of the terraces, sipping a cold drink, while your children play on one of the large sand beaches only a few meters from you. Many families choose to stay on Lopud, visiting Dubrovnik as often as they choose with the regular ferry.
For visiting the largest sand beach Šunj on the other side of the island a small electrical car is available, for 20 kuna it will take you across.