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Elaphiti Islands tour from Dubrovnik

If you’re planning on visiting Dubrovnik, setting some time aside to go and visit the Elafiti Islands is something you should definitely consider. The charming little archipelago is a stark contrast to the bustling city which is every summer full to the brim with tourists (for a good reason, we might add). Therefore, once you’re done sightseeing in Dubrovnik and want to go and relax somewhere, hopping on an Elafiti Islands (also known as the Elaphiti Islands or the Elaphites) tour from the city really seems like the best possible decision. And while the archipelago and the islands themselves are not that big, you still have some amazing things to enjoy. Allow us to fill you in on the details.


How to get to the Elaphiti Islands?

Getting to the Elaphites is not that complicated. Sure, you can rent a boat in Dubrovnik and explore everything by yourself. That way, you will discover the natural beauty of these islands all on your own and maybe see things a guided tour wouldn’t show you. In any case, you can get to the islands in a matter of minutes, no matter if you’re coming with your own boat, a ferry or with an organized tour. Since we’re on the subject, we should say that the ferry prices for the Elaphiti Islands are quite reasonable – 19 kunas (approx. 2.5 euros) per person, plus you get a 50% discount for children under the age of 12. If you opt for a non-ferry ship from Dubrovnik, the price is just a tiny bit higher: 23 kunas.

As mentioned a couple of sentences ago, there are plenty of organized Elaphiti Islands tours from Dubrovnik. You can choose between half-day tours, private tours or just your standard boat tours, whatever is most convenient for you, but whichever type of tour you choose you can be sure that you’ll be enjoying some great beaches, crystal-clear sea and wonderful nature.


Šipan, Lopud and Koločep

While there are many lovely little islets in the archipelago that are completely uninhabited and make for a wonderful place for a swim, three islands are considered to be the focal point for most tourists.

Koločep Island is the closest one to Dubrovnik, literally a few kilometers away. Only about 300 people live here, but there are some interesting 1000-years-old churches you can check out, in addition to lovely nature and fantastic beaches.

Lopud island is the one in the middle and probably the most touristy of the three. Lafodia Hotel over there has created an excellent resort, so you can easily spend several days on the island and enjoy its sandy beaches.

Finally, Šipan is the largest island in the archipelago with about 450 people and the only one that actually allows cars (on the other two, golf carts are the main mode of transport). Both villages on the island are connected to Dubrovnik by ferries, so you can reach them easily, and it should be noted that the ferry price for all Elaphiti Islands remains the same.


Elaphiti Islands tours with other Croatian islands

Heading from Dubrovnik to the Elaphiti Islands is certainly a wonderful half-day tour you can easily turn into an excellent day trip. There are plenty of great beaches on the islands where you can spend a lot more than a single day relaxing and having loads of fun. However, there are many private Elaphiti Islands tours that also include visits to some specific places on these islands, among other things. Which of them will be added to your itinerary is completely up to you as there are plenty of choices, but a few trips still stand out. Allow us to point them out to you.


Elaphiti Islands & Blue Cave Tour

If you take a look at the map of Croatia, you may wonder how can the Elaphites and the famous Blue Cave be squeezed into a single day. Well, this is NOT the famous Blue Cave on Biševo but the Blue Cave on the island of Koločep. Don’t worry – this cave is also exceptionally beautiful. Not only that, but the only way to reach it is by boat or if you simply swim for it, so you are guaranteed quite an adventure. Snorkel and swim inside the cave for a VERY special experience. This is a feat of nature you simply have to enjoy firsthand and the memory of it will stay with you for the rest of your life.


Elaphiti Islands and Pelješac Tour

Pelješac, a peninsula near Dubrovnik, is famous all over Croatia (and probably well beyond its borders) as a place where excellent red wine is made. Indeed, there are plenty of wineries here, so you may want to visit one and have a taste. Also, the lovely little town of Ston has loads of things to show you, particularly thanks to its walls and the way people here produce salt. Once you’re done with that, you hop onto a boat and head to the Elaphiti Islands for the rest of your tour, where you can again enjoy great places for a swim and loads of serene nature. If you want to learn more about what was once the Dubrovnik Republic, this Elafiti Islands day trip is a great tour to take.


Karaka Elaphiti Islands tour

Last but not least, we have the cruise of the Elaphiti Islands aboard the karaka, which has to be the most unique way to explore this archipelago. Now, karaka is a very precise replica of a 16th-century ship that served in Dubrovnik’s merchant fleet all those years ago. You also get to have lunch on the boat and enjoy some traditional dishes of this part of the Mediterranean along the way. Visiting Koločep, Šipan and Lopud becomes a much more interesting experience when you’re aboard a vessel from a time long gone, plus you get to learn a whole lot about Dubrovnik’s history. Naturally, when you get to your destination, you will also be able to jump in and refresh yourself in the wonderful Adriatic.


1st March to 31st October
Monday 10.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30
Thursday Closed
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Last Admission 17.00
1st November to 28th February
Monday 10.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30
Thursday Closed
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Last Admission 17.00


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