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The Elafiti islands with the beautiful, sandy beaches, are approx. 20 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik. Boats are leaving from Dubrovnik's Gruz harbor.
There are fourteen islands in the Elafiti group. The larger and more important islands in the group are Kolocep (1.35 km2), Lopud (4.63 km2), Sipan (16.5 km2), Jakljan (3.45 km2) and Olipa (0.8 km2). Only three of them are inhabited (Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan), with a total of about one thousand inhabitants.
The main natural feature of these islands are their woods. Except for small cultivated areas they are almost completely covered by pine and high maquis, with all the ingredients of evergreen Mediterranean vegetation. Close to the villages these woods have in places become parks.
The indented coastline with lovely bays, beaches, picturesque cliffs and other forms are a worthy accompaniment to the vegetational wealth of the Elafiti. Friendly island inhabitants operate small restaurants, in which you can enjoy the native kitchen and house-made wines.
Despite the proximity to Dubrovnik, because of their untouched nature, it seems to be they are at the end of the world.

Interesting note: Jadrolinija ferry MV. Postira, connecting MV Postira JadrolinijaDubrovnik with Elaphites islands, is a very interesting little ship. The Postira was built in Pula in 1963, survived the terrible war and still serves as a vital ferry from Dubrovnik to the people of the Elaphite Islands. Because of her age, this ship now has an intrinsic value as a tourist attraction in her own right as she is a classic design from bygone times!
Photo and the note by Nick Staveley Stanley.

Elafiti site

Lopud - naturist beach Map

Lopud naturist beachThe island of Lopud, 7nm north of Dubrovnik, can be reached by a boat from the new Dubrovnik's harbour Gruz at 10am during high season (June to August). Off season ferries operate only in the afternoon. Lopud is a car free island.
Naturist beach is located in the wide horse shoe bay of Sunj (Šunj). The bay is accessible from Lopud village on the island (where "Lafoida" hotel is located) by a 1-km long footpath and is overlooked by the Church of Our Lady of Sunj. This beach is for those who prefer long sandy beaches. First half of the beach is for textile sunbathers and second part is for naturists. But there are some naked people among the dressed ones, and vice versa. It is probably one of the best sand beaches in the region. Accomodation is to be found in the main village 20 mins away.

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Photos of Sunj beach courtesy of www.pick-nick.biz.

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Read more about Lopud in the trip report.
Read more about Sunj beach in the trip report and anothere one here.

More info about Lopud including accommodation offer


Kolocep - naturist beach Map

On the small, car free, island of Kolocep, 3nm north of Dubrovnik, the vegetation is subtropical, so pine trees, cypresses, palm trees, aloe, cactus, and southern fruits all grow here. There are a lot of fragrant flowers as well. 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.
Wonderful sandy naturist beach is located in the vicinity of "Villa Ruza" part of "Villas Kolocep" hotel in the northwest of the island (Donje Celo village).
Interesting note: Unmissable.com web site places Kolocep among top 10 world's most beautiful island resorts (together with Hamilton Island Australia, Maui Hawaii USA, Bora Bora French Polynesia, Fregate Island Seychelles, Vabbinfaru Maldives, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas, Mauritius, Santorini Greece and Antigua in the Caribbean.

More info about Kolocep including accommodation offer


Sipan - naturist beaches Map

Sipan (Šipan) has a long section of coastline which has traditionally been used by tourists seeking the clothes optional alternative. Sipanjska Luka is the biggest place on the island (150 residents) and it is located in the beautifil deep cove. An unwritten rule says, in vicinity of asphalt shores you need a swim-suit (except in Prijezba cove), while nudists and swimmers in suits share all other coves.


More info about Sipanska Luka including accommodation offer

More naturist beaches can be found on other surrounding Elafiti islands.

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