Unforgettable boat trips from Dubrovnik
Croatia's indented coast is home to some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and if you ever find yourself in Dubrovnik, you should definitely visit at least one of them. Boat trips are always a good idea when you visit Dubrovnik – this southern town is located in a perfect area near some of the most beautiful Croatian islands that can easily be reached by boat, so if you’ve already seen everything Dubrovnik has to offer, rent a boat and set out to sea in search of the wonderful islands of the southern Adriatic.
Boat trips sure are a great way to explore all the beauties of the Adriatic coast, and Dubrovnik is a great starting point for unforgettable day trips by boat in search of beautiful places.
Elaphiti Islands – island oasis of Dubrovnik
The Elaphites are a group of islands located west of Dubrovnik, and consist of several islands, the largest of which are the islands of Šipan, Koločep and Lopud. Šipan is the largest island of the Elaphites, but also the furthest from Dubrovnik, Koločep is one of the most popular destinations due to its subtropical vegetation, fresh air, and extensive pine forest, and Lopud is the most developed and is home to many beautiful beaches, the most famous of which is the sandy beach Šunj. With their beautiful landscapes and sandy beaches, these islands attract many tourists, as well as locals, so if you ever happen to be in the Dubrovnik area, a boat trip to one of these islands is a great idea.
Mljet – the most beautiful and forested island of the Adriatic
The island of Mljet is one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean, as well as the largest island of the Dubrovnik archipelago, and the northwestern part of the island was declared a national park in 1960. As the greenest Croatian island, Mljet is ideal for exploring the rich flora and fauna, as well as for a day trip by boat from Dubrovnik, and here you can peacefully enjoy untouched nature, no matter which part of the island you find yourself on. Here, you can walk or ride a bike if you want to explore the island, swim and dive in the crystal-clear blue sea, or visit one of the many caves, the most famous of which is Odysseus' cave, which can be reached by boat.
Lastovo – paradise on Earth
Situated close to the island of Mljet, the island of Lastovo is a place that even the Greek god Zeus considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. And that really doesn’t come as a surprise, considering all the natural beauties that this island can boast of – from undiscovered beaches and the breathtaking blue of the sea to the lush vegetation, which make this island a true paradise oasis of the Mediterranean and a perfect place for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The entire Lastovo archipelago was declared a nature park in 2006, and here, in addition to Lastovo, you can also visit the towns of Pasadur, Zaklopatica and Lučica, and one of the most famous destinations on the island – Skrivena Luka – which is ideal if you come by your own boat.
Korčula – the sixth largest island in the Adriatic
The last, but definitely not the least important, is the beautiful island of Korčula, the sixth largest island in the Adriatic, the place where great explorer Marco Polo was born. Due to its beautiful coves, pebble and sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea, Korčula is one of those places on the Adriatic that you will always want to return to – here you cannot miss one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Pupnatska Luka, as well as the towns of Korčula, Vela Luka and the village of Lumbarda. And if you visit Korčula by boat, make sure to stop in the town of Korčula – a walled city full of charming narrow streets begging to be explored.