Visit Lastovo Island

Visit Lastovo

About Lastovo Island

The stunningly beautiful island of Lastovo and it’s surrounding archipelago is located 13 kilometres south from Korcula. In total the archipelago has a total of 46 islands which are spread across 200km of land and sea. Collectively they are recognised and preserved as a Croatian Nature Park. The main island is only 9.8km in length and 5.8km in width, with a population of under 900 people. The inland main village is also called Lastovo. The village sits picturesquely on a steep hill. Dotted around the island are small protected bays such as Pasadur and Zaklopatica.

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

Why stay here?

  • It is a fantastic place for nature lovers and people who enjoy the outdoors. For example there is plenty of wildlife as well as cycling and walking trails.
  • 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.

Where to Stay

There is only one hotel on Lastovo Island. Hotel Solitudo is located in the tranquil Pasadur bay. The hotel has it’s own diving school and centre. You can book your stay here. An alternative excellent choice is the Guesthouse Augusta Insula, which is located on the waterfront in Zaklopatica. The guesthouse has a number of facilities including a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and a private beach. You can book your stay here.

There are numerous apartments and self-contained properties available to rent. This option is ideal if you would prefer some additional space and privacy and to be able to self-cater. You can search for a list of availability of properties based upon your preferred criteria here.

Top 5 things to do on Lastovo

  • The main village on the island is also called Lastovo. It is built on a steep slope overlooking fertile fields where vegetables, grapes and olives are grown. You can wander among the old stone houses with their iconic red roofs and visit the many churches dotted around the small village. The main church is called Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian and was built in the 15th century. It is recognisable by its three naves.
  • Marvel at the unusual cylindrical chimneys on top of a number of houses in Lastovo village. There is no written explanation for them. It is presumed they were built for practical reasons. The tall chimneys blew the smoke 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. You can pass through the forests and vineyards and 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, such as Pasadur, Zaklopatica or Skrivena Luka. Here you will find perfectly clear and lake-like water. These are perfect conditions for swimming, snorkelling & kayaking. There are also two scuba diving centres and the dive sites include shipwrecks One dive centre is in Pasadur and the other in 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 1 hour before departure in front of the boat in Lastovo.
  • There are a number of crossings daily, the frequency depends upon the time of year. Crossing duration is 15 minutes.
  • Operating 3 July – 30 August. 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. Download timetable.
  • Jadrolinija website – www.jadrolinija.hr

Jadrolinija catamaran

  • Travels between Vela Luka & Ubli
  • On Korcula Island tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Korcula Town and Vela Luka. On Lastovo tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija office in Ubli.
  • Operating year-round. Download timetable.
  • Jadrolinija website – www.jadrolinija.hr

Getting around Lastovo

By foot / By bike
There are well-marked trails and asphalted roads. It is possible to hire bikes in Lastovo Town and the larger bays.

By car / By scooter
There are a few places in the main villages where you can hire cars and scooters.

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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