A self-guided hike in the Elafiti Islands (walk on Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan), with a stay also in the walled city of Dubrovnik. A perfect introduction to the Adriatic Islands and the Dalmatian coast.
Island hopping in the southern Adriatic
This is a walking holiday designed for the occasional walker, or for those who like to mix their walking with relaxation and beauty, both natural and man-made. It starts with two nights in the walled city of Dubrovnik, to stroll down the Stradun and to explore the alleys, with their little shops, churches, and hidden restaurants. On the third day, you take the public ferry to car-free Lopud, one of the Elafitis, stretched out like a string of pearls along the Adriatic coast. With enough walking for a day or two on the island's mazy paths, and churches and forts to explore, you can also swim at one of the few sandy bays in the Adriatic. Kolocep, the smallest island reachable from Lopud, is also a car-less little gem, and you can do the cliff-girt island in a day, with ample time for swimming and a good fish lunch at Konoba Skerac. Then two nights on Sipan, the largest, near the harbour of Sudurad. The walking here includes one from the pretty little harbour to the island's dramatic bay at the far end. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Emma, Debbie, Flora
Flight and ferry times may mean putting Dubrovnik at the end rather than the beginning. Shorter or longer options are available, with extra nights on any island or in Dubrovnik.
Standard Itinerary 7 nights - 2 nights in Dubrovnik, 3 on Lopud and 2 on Sipan
7 night July/August itinerary - 2 nights in Dubrovnik and 5 on Lopud.