About Island Lastovo

In the south of Dalmatian region, the Island of Lastovo stays hidden from the more popular destinations, yet thrilling every visitor reaching its beautiful shores. From Medieval towns to untouched natural coves, Lastovo has everything you need for a fantastic vacation.

The Island is actually the naming part of Lastovo Archipelago, consisting of almost 50 islets, reefs, rocks and inlets. It was declared a nature park in 2006 for its gorgeous landscape, featuring small ponds surrounded by thick forests and impressive cliffs. Lastovo itself is the largest part of this system, providing numerous opportunities for recreational fishing, cycling, jogging and mountain climbing. Beaches are of pebble and sand type, most known being Mihajla, Skrivena Luka, Borova and Korita. Settlements of choice include Ubli, Pasadur and Prgovo.

The island is also known for its old Church of St. Kuzma and Damian, at least seven centuries old, and colorfully decorated chimneys lacals call “fumari”. In addition, visitors can experience living as a Mediterranean farmer on the Simic Family Ranch, spending their time in a traditionally built stone house. Lastovo hosts an annual carnival which is rising in popularity, and as on every other Croatian island, visitors can enjoy prime coastal cuisine in charming konoba-inns.

Island Lastovo
Lastovo, Croatia

Behold the Lightning above Lastovo

People usually associate fine weather with Croatia as the country is among the world’s most emerging tourist destinations. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for swimming and other similar beach enjoyments. But here and there, nature puts itself in completely different mode. Lightning above Lastovo, caught on camera by our photo-reporter Zvonimir Barisin, is a display of such situation. The image was taken in the village of Milna, on the Island of Vis. However, the localities on picture are actually Island of Lastovo (known as a great spot for star gazing) and tiny inlet of Budikovac. Short summer bursts of rain are common on Adriatic Coasts (and truth to be told, they are quite welcome refreshment from high temperatures). Sometimes, such…

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