John & Rachael's choice of Korcula Island's best tours, accommodation & transfers
In Lastovo and Ubli you will find a supermarket. In Pasadur there is a small shop inside Hotel Solitudo. There are a few bars/restaurants in Lastovo and in the bays, including:-
Pansion 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. Their home made wine:- Rukatac (white wine) and Plavac (red wine) is very delicious.
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.
Lastovo can be reached from Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split. All boats disembark at Ubli Port (Lastovo).
Catamaran from Dubrovnik & Korcula - summer only (2017 Dates TBC)
Tickets can be purchased from the Korkyra Agency in Korcula or in front of the boat 1 hour before departure in Dubrovnik.
Depart from Korcula Tuesday & Thursday 10:45 Arrive Ubli 11:55
Depart from Dubrovnik Tuesday & Thursday 08:00 Arrive Ubli 11:55
Car Ferry from Split & Vela Luka - summer schedule (2017 Dates TBC)
Tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Korcula Town or Vela Luka on Korcula and the Jadrolinija office in Ubli on Lastovo.
Depart from Split every day 10:15* or 17:30
* On Tuesday & Thursday departure at 10:30
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (includes a 30 minute stop in Vela Luka, Korcula)
Depart from Vela Luka every day 08:45, 13:45* or 20:45
* On Tuesday & Thursday departure at 14:00
Duration: 2 hours
Catamaran from Split & Vela Luka - summer schedule (2017 Dates TBC)
Tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Korcula Town or Vela Luka on Korcula and the Jadrolinija office in Ubli on Lastovo. You can also buy tickets online from www.jadrolinija.hr
Depart from Split every day 13:00, arrives Ubli 18:15
Depart from Vela Luka every day 17:20, arrives 18:15
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Located 13 kilometres south from Korcula is the stunningly beautiful island of Lastovo and it's surrounding archipelago. In total there are 46 islands spread across 200km of land and sea, recognised and preserved as a Croatian Nature Park. The island is only 9.8km in length and 5.8km in width, with a population of under 900 people. The inland main village, also called Lastovo sits picturesquely on a steep hill and dotted around the island are small protected bays, popular with visitors to the island including Pasadur and Zaklopatica.
• Fantastic place for nature lovers and people who enjoy the outdoors with plenty of wildlife and
cycling and walking trails across the island.
• The island offers a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
• Reachable from Vela Luka on Korcula in just 1 hour by fast catamaran or 2 hours by the car ferry. It's also possible to arrange a private RIB transfer from Korcula Town to Lumbarda
The main village on Lastovo, also called Lastovo was built on a steep slope overlooking fertile fields growing vegetables, grapes and olives. You can wander amongst the old stone houses with the traditional red roofs and visit the many churches dotted around the small village. The main church with three naves called Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian was built originally in the 15th century.
Marvel at the unusual cylindrical chimneys on top of a number of houses in Lastovo village. Although there is not written explanation for them, commonly it is presumed they were built for practical reasons, for the smoke to be sent up high above the village, but also for prestigious reasons. The wealthier your family, the taller your chimney!
For fantastic panoramic views over the whole of Lastovo village and out to sea, climb up to the top of the Fort (known as Kascel) which now houses a number of important Meteorological instruments.
There are number of well marked cycling and walking paths across the island through the forests and vineyards, where you will appreciate the natural beauty of the island. View more information about it's Nature Park status on the website - http://www.pp-lastovo.hr/en/homepage
Relax at one of the small bays on the island, including Pasadur, Zaklopatica or Skrivena Luka where the perfectly clear and lake-like water provides perfect conditions for swimming, snorkelling & kayaking.
There are two scuba diving centres on Lastovo with opportunities for professional and novice divers to explore the sea creatures and plants below and visit ship wrecks. One is in Pasadur and one is Zaklopatica.
By foot / By bike
There are well marked trails and asphalted roads and bikes can be hired in Lastovo and the larger bays.
There is no car hire on the island, but you can arrive by car via the ferry and easily drive around.
Taxi services are available 24 hours on the island.
There are a few places on the island which hire scooters on Lastovo.
A mini bus serves the island stopping at Ubli, Pasadur and Lastovo.
Centuries old celebration in Lastovo involving a rather large puppet! The main event takes place every Shrove Tuesday.
Enjoy the luxury of a private day trip to Lastovo from Korcula by RIB, perfect for a group or to celebrate a special occasion.