We have just returned from a fantastic 12 day trip around Croatia during which we spent three nights at accommodation Triton in Zaklopatica.
Zaklopatica is the perfect bay and nothing short of gorgeous, with a small mouth opening up to sea, crowned by a tiny, rocky islet: like a dormant sea monster there to protect it. The sunsets from the small balcony (and the bay in general) are absolutely breath-taking. The bay is very small, with only 3 or 4 restaurants – most of the people here arrive by boat, which they moor here for the night.
Our room was lovely – clean, with a beautiful balcony with stunning views and free wifi which worked perfectly.
Tonci and Ljubo looked after us beautifully and even gave us lifts to and from Ubli upon arrival (via catamaran from Vis, via Hvar) and to catch our ferry (to Korcula)
Breakfast is included and delightful in the beautiful restaurant overlooking the bay.
Lastovo is very quiet – if you are looking for pumping nightlife this island is not for you. But if you want to see one of the few remaining truly unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean, this makes a perfect destination or even stop in-between visiting other islands.
One day we rented a small motor boat from our neighbour and used it to explore the creeks and spectacular bays of this lush island (which only measures 11km by 5km). We also discovered the sea garages (dug out of the rock and built under Tito's rule in the 50s) used to hide submarines and warships belonging to the Yugoslav navy.
We then stopped for a very delightful lunch on in the village of Pasadur, on Prežba (a small island located Northwest of Lastovo, to which it is connected by a dainty bridge at the very village of Pasadur.) A beautiful day.
Another day we walked the 3 km from Zaklopatica to Lastovo, the main settlement on the island, where most of the inhabitants live. The village is perched on a hill and dominated by the bell tower of the 14th century church of Saints Cosmas and Damian. The narrow streets here have that scent of a bygone era. We then embarked in the 7km hike across the width of the island to Scrivena Luka. Skrivena Luka means 'hidden bay'. This bay is so secluded that it is not possible to see it from the open seas, guarded by a lighthouse on the eastern part (cape Struga) that was built in 1839, and is one of the oldest lighthouses on the Adriatic Sea. A stunning place, with a small beach of white soft pebbles and crystal clear water and a fantastic restaurant.
I fell in love with this island. So very special.
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