The distinguished World Wide Fund for Nature Foundations included the Lastovo archipelago among the 10 paradise oasis in the Mediterranean with untouched beauty, the key to recognizing the diversity in the Mediterranean.
Coiming to Lastovo is not just a beginning of your holiday. It is much more than swimming and sunbathing. It is a chance for long walks through beautiful, pristine nature; a chance to refill your batteries and reconnect with the nature. Lastovo is perfect for people that can come during the months when the benefits of the Mediterranean climate are most prominent: May, June or September – this is the time when Lastovo flourishes, grows and procreates. It is the best time to indulge in herbal aromas and relaxation -- without high temperatures and numerous tourists.
Lastovois a smallisland-9.8 kmlongandonly5.8 kmwide,with numerousbaysand fieldssittingamongst gentlehills. Everyone who appreciates untouched nature, and who wants to spend an active holiday will enjoy the cycling trails and hiking field paths, most of which are marked and criss-cross the entire surface of the island. Wherever you go, at the end of each trail or path you will be left breathless by the beautiful views. Along the way you will inevitably pass some of the 40 or so mediaeval churches.
The best times for such ventures are in spring and early autumn, when it is not so hot and the breeze will cool you.
The little island of Sušac is about 13 nautical miles away from the west coast of Lastovo. Its south-west coast is steep and harsh, while others are gentle and hilly.
Vegetation is scarce because rainfall is extremely rare - this is most likely how it acquired its name. The sea around Sušac has a transparency of about 30 metres. There are many coves ideal for swimming and diving on the island.
Unforgettable Palagruža! The most attractive excursion from Lastovo is certainly a trip to 48km (26NM) remote island of Palagruža. Although it is neither easy or cheap to get there, because one must rent a well-equipped boat with a skilled crew, don't hesitate for a second - it is certainly worth it! It is a trip you will remember forever. The family of Tin Frlan (+385.20.801.164) is the most reliable choice. They have a safe and fast boat, and they are real experts in the secrets of the sea. They will take care of everything - the transport and the food!
Sandy Saplun. Between Lastovnjaci, the islands just a few miles from Lastovo, known for its beauty, pines and sandy bay is the island of Saplun. Also close by are the islets of Arženjaci, Česvinica, Stomorina and Lukovci. A paradise for sailors who anchor here and even more so for visitors.
Challanges for those who want more. As many as 46 bays, just as many little churches, as many spacious fields of grass and rolling hills in the heart of the island of Lastovo, are wonderful options with breathtaking views for those that aren’t satisfied with just the sea and the sun but who enjoy an active vacation.
Active holiday. Lastovo is a small island, ideal to be explored on foot, by bicycle or by scooter, which can be rented at all times. Those who love the sea, can take a whole day trip to the sandy island of Saplun in the archipelago of Lastovnjaci, a trip to Mljet, or even further to the remote but extremely attractive Palagruža. Enthusiasts who prefer the sea and fishing can a boat, or attend one of the two diving schools on the island. Everything you need for an active holiday in untouched nature.
The undersea world around the island of Lastovo was discovered long ago by divers and lovers of the crystal clear sea - where many species of fish and even more beautiful corals and algae hide away. The indented coastline with its many coves, rocks and shallows, as well as Lastovnjaci - the miniature archipelago of stunning beauty which borders the eastern side of the island towards Mljet, create a dream for divers: a real undersea paradise.