Elafiti islands, opposite Dubrovnik at the southern end
of the country, with the beautiful, sandy beaches, are approx.
20 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik. There are fourteen islands
in the Elafiti group. Only three of them are inhabited (Kolocep,
Lopud and Sipan). There is a daily boat service to Dubrovnik
which is just 7km away.
Car-free island of Kolocep is the largest in the archipelago
and it has some of the loveliest, secluded beaches in Europe.
It is celebrated for its luxuriant subtropical vegetation
and sandy coves.
There are two quaint and romantic settlements, in the two
largest coves of the island: Gornje Celo and Donje Celo.
Numerous sand, pebble and hidden rocky beaches, together
with many cozy restaurants, cafes enable you to truly relax,
whether you plan to arrive with your loved one, family,
friends or alone. Those who want to escape the hustle and
bustle of the city will enjoy the pleasant promenades, beautiful
beaches and numerous small bays, where they will be undisturbed.
Kolocep is rated on the Internet as one of "the top
ten world's best resort islands".