Exploring The Elaphiti Islands When You Yacht In Croatia
Lying just off the coast on mainland Croatia, the Elaphiti Islands are a small archipelago of isles and tiny islets. There are 13 in the collection, although only three of these are inhabited. This is a popular destination for day trippers from Dubrovnik or those taking a sailing trip around the Adriatic.
The name Elaphiti is a little misleading, as the islands have nothing at all to do with elephants! It actually comes from the ancient Greek word for deer, which is elaphos. Herds of deer used to roam freely on these islands. The interior of most of the islands is hilly and covered with lush green woods, making them a delightful place to wander and some of Croatia’s prettiest islands.
The three inhabited islands are Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan. Travelling by car is only permitted on Sipan, which is still an enchanting example of rustic Croatian island life. For the ultimate in relaxation, head to the famous Sunj beach on Lopud. Many Croatian beaches are pebbled; however, this is a pretty, perfect beach of fine pale sand with an impressive backdrop of verdant forests.
Make sure you visit the beautiful Elaphiti Islands when you yacht in Croatia.