With more than 2584 sunshine hours per year, Lopud is an island of true Adriatic summer feel. It is full of Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation, amazing cypress, and pine parks, and citrus gardens. Its beauty and uniqueness are inversely proportional to its size. Considering the area of 4.63 square kilometers, we can easily say that the beauty here is overpopulated. Lopud island has 11.5 km of coastline, of which 1.20 km are marvelous sandy beaches.
Since no cars are allowed on the Island, it makes it a natural paradise where you can truly unwind and relax while exploring its superb ambiance. The island has one settlement, on the far side of the island towards Šipan, which is regularly served by Jadrolinija ferry lines.
From there, a short walk would lead you across the Island to a miraculous Šunj beach that is one of a kind in the Adriatic. Spreading across the bay, with knee-deep water reaching as far as 100 meters (300 feet), it is ideal for children and playing all sorts of water sports, mainly picigin, the favorite summer activity of many Croatians.
Lopud island has a long and interesting history, with its culture and architecture still recalling ancient times. Numerous remains of Greek, Roman, and Slavic buildings, more than 30 remains of pre-Romanesque chapels and churches, a vast number of Dubrovnik aristocracy summer manors, and several monasteries can be found nowadays.
We will leave you with a quote of one Croatian poet, and his verse from the 18th century;
“Can life be better anywhere else? Only a crazy person would come to our shores and then leave when they could stay here forever”.