Šipan is located 3 km from Koločep, 30 minutes by boat. It is accessible by regular boat line or private transfer.
Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti islands; divided into two settlements on opposite sides of the island, Suđurađ and Šipanska Luka. The road from one side of the island is 5,2 km long so Šipan is the only Elaphity island with cars.
Historically it was recognized by noble families from Dubrovnik as an oasis of peace and beauty. Therefore, today island hides 42 summer villas and 34 churches. Suđurađ is dominated by two fortified towers that were used for protection and they are a part of two summer villas that belonged to family Skočibuha.
The island earned its place in Guinness book of records for the ratio of olive trees to number of people. While on island do not miss to visit the church of Holy Spirit, originally a fort from 16th century that was later repurposed to a church that during this process included some of the early baroque elements.
Šipanska Luka is a haven for sail boats and yachts because of the position where it is well protected from winds. Although the monuments from the middle ages are scattered around the island Šipanska Luka is dominated by Villa Stjepović, a family that earned their fortune in chile and upon their return in 1908. built the current villa.
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