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Lopud

Lopud

Position

The island of Lopud is one of 13 Elaphite Islands, with a total area of ​​4.63 km2 and is not accessible to cars. It lies to the north-west of Dubrovnik, between the Kolocep and Sipan islands, hence its name of "Island of the Middle" ("Insula Media"). This island is particularly endowed with a splendid Mediterranean subtropical vegetation.
Between its two parallel limestone mountains lies the dolomitic valley, the extremities of which consist of Lopud Bay, to the north-west, and the sandy one of Sunj, to the south-east. Its summit, "Polacica", rises to 216 m.

History

In the 16th century, Lopud already owned two monasteries, 30 Catholic churches and several convents. We can observe the remains of several churches of the High Middle Ages, summer residences or fortifications. The name of the island and the village of the same name, comes from the Greek "dalafota" then romanized in Lafota.

Lopud: What to do / What to see?

 
 

Indulgence and fun

On the island of Lopud you can enjoy dried fish specialties or seafood salads including lobster, shrimp, mussels, oysters, swordfish. While the restaurants and "konoba" of the region will offer you among others; Dalmatian ham, cheese macerated in oil and the specialty "zelena menestra" (a dish of various dried meats with green cabbage) and other delicious dishes.

Sports and recreation

Because of its mild Mediterranean climate and 2,584 hours of sunshine a year, this island has many lemon trees, cypresses, orange trees, palms and pines.
With beautiful sandy beaches with more than 11km of coastline, the island of Lopud offers many opportunities for walking or cycling, according to your preferences, along the Adriatic. Scuba diving, kayaking and multiple boat cruises are also available.