Although Lastovo island doesn’t belong to Split’s county, neither to Central Dalmatia region but to South Dalmatia region, I always admire this remote piece of paradise.

Another reason I’ve chosen this island is its similarity to Vis island as both islands experienced the same destiny.

Lastovo island has been considered as one of the last paradises in the entire Mediterranean. What makes this island so special, even if it’s not Hvar or Korcula.

First of all this island is a rare example of untouched natural resources, unique natural habitat, rich in marine and plant diversity. This island is far away from those usual tourist beaten-tracks places.

Recommended Private accommodation

The island of Lastovo belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago. Thirteen kilometers (8.1 miles) south of Korcula, the island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea.  The dimensions of the island are approximately 9.8 kilometres (6.1 miles) long by up to 5.8 kilometres (3.6 miles) wide.

The Lastovo archipelago contains a total of 46 islands with a total population of 792 people, including the larger islands Susac, Prezba, Mrcara and an island group called Lastovnjaci on the eastern side. Prezba is connected to the main island by a bridge at the village of Pasadur (“passage” in the local dialect). Taken from Wikipedia.

Lastovo as Vis island experienced the same isolation during Tito’s period, declared a military zone. It was off limits island for foreigners and only 1988 when foreign tourists were again allowed to visit the island.

After Croatia declared its independence, the Yugoslav People’s Army only left its bases on Lastovo, in July 1992.

Lastovo Island Ferries

Fortunately the island of Lastovo has very good connections with Split town. In high season there are two ways to reach the island. Daily car and passengers ferry keeps connection to Ubli port (Lastovo has only one port – Ubli) via Vela Luka (Korcula island).

Daily catamaran fast boats (only passengers) connects Lastovo via Hvar and Vela Luka only in period from May 30 to September 29.2014.

  • If you arrive by car, then ferryboat is your choice (the journey takes less than 5 hours).
  • By high-speed boat, the journey takes 2 hours and 45 min.

From Dubrovnik is also possible to get to the island by Company G & V line, but this only seasonal connection runs twice a week.

Ferry timetable from Dubrovnik to Ubli

Timetable for July to August – Ferry route 9807

  • Tuesday and Thursday – departure at 08:00, arrival on 11:40

As this is a foot-passenger only ferry, cars are not permitted on board the ferry Catamaran Nona Ana. This is a fast catamaran ferry line from Dubrovnik to nearby islands.

Where To Stay?

If you are looking for holidays based on private accommodation, which includes abundant offers of fish and lobster, vegetables grown in private gardens offered by generous local house owners that this island, is the right place for you. This island is designed for couples and small family groups holidays.

Where To Eat?

Pension Mariza in Pasadur

This family run restaurant provides simple local meals, using home-grown ingredients at a very good value. Try their freshly caught fish, grilled squid or lamb peka. Try their home made wine, Rukatac (white wine) and Plavac (red wine).

Konoba Fumari in Lastovo

Attractive traditional restaurant close to Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian where you can enjoy local specialities or a glass of refreshing wine.

Try Robinson Crusoe style

Struga Lighthouse
Struga Lighthouse

The lighthouse of Struga was built in 1839 by the Emperor Franz Joseph. Accommodation includes two simple furnished one-bedroom apartments with newly remodeled kitchens and bathrooms.

The lighthouse keepers will gladly prepare meals for their guests. Lastovo Village, the nearest place to shop and get groceries, is 7 km away.

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