The quiet and secluded island of Lopud lies just off the coast of Dubrovnik and offers the sort of welcome that will make you want to return again and again.
Warm and sunny, yet soothed by gentle Adriatic breezes, the island has two main bays, one facing the mainland, which contains the village with its idyllic port with a wide traffic –free promenade facing a beach with several little bars and cafés surrounded by a botanical garden with shrubs and a large sandy bay on the other.
If you like quiet, relaxing holidays where children can and bathe safely, then Lopud will suit you perfectly.
Why Lopud Island is a Must Visit Place on Your Croatia Cruise Vacation
A small fortified medieval town, which lies at the point where the Pelješac peninsula joins the mainland, some 60 km from Dubrovnik. The most impressive feature of Ston are its fortified walls (a miniature version of the Great Wall of China) stretching for just under 5 kilometres.
Ston is ideal as a base from which to explore the exceptionally beautiful peninsula of Peljesac, which has many lovely villages still miraculously untouched by the tourist industry. The infrastructure is under developed, particularly public transport; therefore, a self-drive car is essential to see this region.
There are many orange and lemon groves on the peninsula and some parts are fertile enough for soft fruit, particularly peaches and nectarines. Ston’s famous oyster beds provide wonderful shell fish.
However, Pelješac is best known for its south–facing seaward vineyards which produce some of the best wines in Croatia, including Dingac – a full-bodied dark red wine with high alcohol content and Postup, another red wine. The nearest airport is Dubrovnik (74 km).