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Kolocep Island


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Kolocep

Only 20 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik, Kolocep Island is the closest of the Elafiti Islands making it an easy day or half-day trip from Dubrovnik. It's not even 2.5sq km with a population of 165 so we're not talking "bustling metropolis" here. Most of the island is dense forest interspersed with vineyards, olive groves and citruses. The only two settlements on the island are Gornje and Donje Celo and each has a small beach. There are a few cafes on Donje Celo. There's also a small naturist beach but for a better beach try Lopud island.

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No cars are allowed on the island but a network of paths connect the villages with the coast. The walled lane that links the two settlements is bordered by remains of ancient chapels.

The offshore waters are abundant in lobster and the indented coast is marked with coves and caves. It was once a center for coral divers but the reefs have now been stripped clean. From the south side of the island, take a swim or kayak to the Blue Cave.

The best way to explore Kolocep's coast is by boat or kayak. Although it is not possible to rent a boat or kayak on the island, a number of agencies in Dubrovnik run boat and kayaking tours of Kolocep and the Elaphiti Islands. Check out Kolocep boat and kayak tours.

Where to Stay

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Staying in Kolocep is a wonderful option for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. There are a dozen or so rentals from apartments to villas. I recommend Apartments Tereza for homey comfort and the luxurious Sensimar Kalamota Island Resort for a more upscale experience.

Where to Eat

Skerac
(tel 091 576 1165)
Right on the marina, this local dining spot serves up freshly-caught fish with sides of salad, vegetables or potatoes.

Tourist Information

The Tourist Information Office is on the harbour but closes from mid-September to mid-June.

Getting to Kolocep

You can easily get to Kolocep by boat from Dubrovnik. Passenger boats run daily year-round. Get the schedule.

 

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