The island of Lopud is located northwest of the city of Dubrovnik and is part of the Elaphiten. The islands from Dubrovnik heading north hot Daksu, Koločep, Sv Andrija, Lopud, Ruda, Sipan, Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa. Most of these islands are very small and uninhabited.

The islands Koločep, Lopud and Sipan are the only inhabited islands, Lopud is the average. It has an area of 4.63 km ², the highest point Polacica is 216 meters. Lopud Currently has about 220 inhabitants. In the bay on the north west side overlooking the village of Sipan Lopud lies. Between two hills, a path leads past the bay " Šunj " on the other side of the island.

The northeast side of the island is accessible only with difficulty by rocks and steep cliffs. The island has a 11.5 km long coastline, of which 1.2 km are sandy beach. Also in the village at the harbor there is a sandy beach. Since the island has a year with more than 2584 hours sun on its own freshwater wells, it is overgrown with greenery, trees, shrubs, plants and many palm trees. Is known of the park, former garden of a villa from the 19th century, were collected in the plants from around the world, including also species of bamboo and various cacti, but also outside the park there are green areas with Bougainville, palms and cypresses. Several Greek, Roman and ancient Slavic buildings and ruins indicate that the island has been inhabited for a long time.

Lopud for almost a century is a famous seaside resort. Beginning of the last century discovered the Austrian nobility already the island. Prior to that already settled here the inhabitants of Venice and the neighbors of Dubrovnik.

You can visit a number of ways the island. Four times a day there is the battleship " Postira " to the island. Many day visitors come from Dubrovnik to the weekend on the sandy beaches. Excursion boats run to from different places or commute from other islands across.

On the island there except for some bikes, scooters and Elektrobuggies no traffic.

The port

Sunset on Lopud