About Elaphite islands and Mljet

  • Sunj sandy beach on Lopud island
  • Waterside restaurants in Sipanska Luka
  • Skuba diving from Pomena, Mljet
  • Relax on car free Kolocep island
  • Salt water lakes of Mjlet National Park
  • Must see: Skočibuha Palace, Sudurad

Sipan, Kolocep and Sipan, unspoilt and totally relaxing. Mljet, sandy beaches and a national park. All within a ferry ride of Dubrovnik

A day out from Dubrovnik, or stay the whole week in a charming villa, eat in harbour  restaurants, swim on sandy beaches, this will take you back to your childhood  Fourteen fantastic, pine covered, small islands are scattered off  the Dubrovnik coast. They are known as the Elaphite islands. The three largest are Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan, each one so beautiful and an absolute must to visit as a day trip from anywhere in southern Dalmatia. These islands were the places where busy and wealthy Dubrovnik merchants and noblemen of the 15th to 17th century built their summer palaces and retired during the hot months of July and August. A few small, picturesque villages of stone cottages are nestling in the islands, and the pace of life is slow and relaxing.

Destinations in Elaphite islands and Mljet