Lopud Island

Lopud  is the most developed Elaphiti island, located 2 km from Koločep, twenty minutes by boat. It is accessible by regular boat line or private transfer.


  • Lopud port with Karaka ship replica moored
  • Sandy Šunj beach on Lopud Island
  • The Sandy beaches of Lopud Island. main island port depicted on the photo.
Lopud View from the highest point on the island

Ancient History

Lopud was a settlement from the Illyric times through Greek and roman times. The development of the island followed the growth of Dubrovnik Republic. Past prosperity is visible in numerous villas, historical gardens, churches, and convents. Fort Sutvrač was built in early 16th century on the highest top on the island.

Today it is a ruin but it offers magnificent view overlooking the island and surrounding islands and shore. Right next to it is the Church of Our Lady of Šunj.

Garden Đorđić-Mayneri was commissioned by venetian count who preferred his villa surrounded by plants rather than stone. The garden is lined with eucalyptus, cedar, lavender and other exotic species. Franciscan monastery and church of St. Mary served both religious intent and were fortification for both defensive and humanitarian purpose.

Art Pavilion

One of the newer art installations on the island is art pavilion Black Horizon collaboration between the artist Olafur Eliasson and the architect David Adjaye. It is a room sized installation depicting daily light changes in intervals of 15 minutes, and it is placed in pavilion designed by David Adjaye.

This installation was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and since 2007 found its home on Lopud.

Art Pavillion Lopud Your Black Horizon

Beach Šunj is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. It is coveted both by locals and tourists. It is a shallow sandy beach that starches about hundred meters into the water. You will most likely encounter locals playing a local game picigin there.

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