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.

Lastovo Islands Nature Park. The best proof of the beauty of the island of Lastovo and its archipelago is the informations that the whole are of 195 km2 was declared a nature park in September 2006. 
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The most distant inhabited island. The island of Lastovo is member of south Dalmatian islands and the most distant inhabited island. Like pearls, there is a thread of 45 small islands and cliffs alongside Lastovo. All together -- 46 beautiful and interesting islands.
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Ancient mariners and merchants who carried goods from south Greek colonies traded with the Illyrians, and when they came to Lastovo, they named the island Ladesta or Ladeston. The Romans called it Ladestris, and the Narentines, who came after the Romans, took the original Roman form Lasta and added the suffix "ovo". This is how Lastovo got its name. 
Rich wildlife.  In addition to the richness and diversty of flora in the Lastovo archipelago, there we can also find a significant number of animal species (141 species of vertebrates, out of which 118 are endangered). Especially birds – Lastovo islands are a resting place for numerous migratory birds on their voyage from Europe to Africa during September and October, and back from Africa in the spring. Birds such as shearwaters, seagulls, yelkouan shearwaters, and even the rare Falco Eleonorae can be found there (on the rocks beneath the lighthouse Struga).
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