Visit Lastovo Island

Visit Lastovo

About Lastovo Island

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.

Its is possible to visit Lastovo from Korcula as a day trip, particularly ideal if you are staying in Vela Luka as this is where the boat departs from.

Why stay on Lastovo?

  • 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.

Top 5 things to do on Lastovo

  • 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 no 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 a 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 also two scuba diving centres on Lastovo with opportunities for professional and novice divers to explore the sea creatures and plants below and visit shipwrecks. One is in Pasadur and one is Zaklopatica.

Getting to Lastovo from Korcula

Nona Ana (G&V Line) catamaran

  • Travels between Korcula Town & Ubli
  • Tickets can be purchased from the Korkyra Agency in Korcula or in front of the boat 1 hour before departure in Lastovo.
  • There are a number of crossings daily, the frequency depends upon the time of year. Crossing duration is 15 minutes.
  • Operating 28 June – 1 September. See timetable.
  • G & V website – http://www.gv-line.hr/

Jadrolinija Car Ferry

  • Travels between Vela Luka & Ubli
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Korcula Town or Vela Luka on Korcula and the Jadrolinija office in Ubli on Lastovo.
  • Operating year round. See timetable.
  • Jadrolinija website – www.jadrolinija.hr

Jadrolinija catamaran

  • Travels between Vela Luka & Ubli
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Korcula Town or Vela Luka on Korcula and the Jadrolinija office in Ubli on Lastovo.
  • Operating year round. See timetable.
  • Jadrolinija website – www.jadrolinija.hr

Getting around Lastovo

By foot / By bike
There are well-marked trails and asphalted roads and bikes can be hired in Lastovo and the larger bays.

By car / By scooter
There are a few places on the island which hire cars and scooters on Lastovo.

By bus
A minibus serves the island stopping at Ubli, Pasadur and Lastovo.
View full schedule

By taxi
Taxi services are available 24 hours on the island.

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