Island of Lopud is the second largest island from the Elaphite group; Lopud will delight you with its rich vegetation, mild mediterranean climate and the two splendid sandy beaches. With the exception of some bikes, there is no traffic. The only inhabited part is a small picturesque town Lopud, situated at the western side of the island. Two 16c castles give the place a picturesque air, one on the narrow peninsula to the west of the town (known as the English castle) and the other on the hill to the east (known as the Spanish castle). The stone houses are surrounded by palm trees, bougainvilleas cypresses, citrus fruit trees and subtropical plants that flourish here.
On the third day you will visit island of Kolocep. The island of Kolocep (Elaphite Islands) is a little over 2.6 square kilometers in area, and has a population of under 150, concentrated in two main villages: Donje Celo, on the north side of the island where the ferry docks, and Gornje Celo, to the southeast. From here you can follow innumerable paths into dense, fragrant pine and deciduous forest that covers the southern part of the island.
After this we take the local boat to Dubrovnik. From Dubrovnik we paddle to the island of Lokrum. Here we offer you a unique experience of paddling close to mighty Dubrovnik city walls surrounded by crystal blue Adriatic. From historical Port of Dubrovnik we proceed to the island of Lokrum, under special protection as a nature park.
The whole island is covered by dense pinewoods, but on the southern part there is a gorgeous botanical garden containing sub-tropical and Mediterranean species. Among many attractions there are: salty lake, old Benedictine monastery ans mighty fortress constructed by napoleon forces in 19c. After the tour you can enjoy exploring majestic city of Dubrovnik. In late afternoon we return to the island of Lopud by local boat.
From Lopud we paddle to the inner side of the island of Sipan. On the way you enjoy the wild beauty of this wooded island and Torqoise Sea. We stop at small charming bay where the kayakers can have lunch in an authentic Dalmatian tavern. The expedition proceeds to a lovely Mediterranean village of Sipanska Luka, where the guests stay overnight. Paddling distance: 19 km.
Later we paddle along outer side of the island of Sipan, passing very close to impressive steep cliffs. This side of the island is not inhabited, and one can really experience the true, unspoiled nature. We stop for lunch in Sudjuradj and in the afternoon the expedition proceeds to Lopud. Paddling distance: 17 km. Overnight private accommodation on the island of Lopud.
The last day is scheduled for exploring fascinating medieval city of Dubrovnik and its many cultural sites, like museums, galleries, concerts, or walking along the city walls. Also we will organize your transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
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