Day 5 - from the fort
Day 5 - from the fort 
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£720.00 (2014)
£720.00 (2015)
7 nights
5 B&B, 2 Accom only, airport and port transfers and ferries (Itinerary variation July & August and discounts for April and October available)
Easy
2 - 4 hrs per day
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Dubrovnik (Croatia)
The walled city and the Elafiti Islands
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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.


Highlights
  • Dubrovnik, the walled town and the Stradun
  • Little Kolocep and fish restaurants to try
  • See-through-sea and silver fish
  • Sunj beach on Lopud
  • Strolling along the promenade on Lopud
  • Pretty Sudurad and fishing boats
  • The island ferry journeys

WE RECOMMEND: extra days on either or both islands, just to relax completely, and one extra in Dubrovnik to get the full experience.

 

EATING AND DRINKING:  The sea is the main provider for the restaurants here, and there are a number of excellent ones in Dubrovnik itself. On Lopud you should visit Gaby's open-air restaurant, choose your freshly-caught fish and watch it being grilled, before eating it with a glass or two of local Malvasia - pure indulgence, and not expensive.

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Tomislav Coric

Tomi is Dubrovnik born and bred and after a spell in the hotel industry now runs his own travel agency specializing in walking and biking tours. When not working too many hours in the office, he spends time with his young family, exploring the area on foot or bike.