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Lopud Island

lopud Closeness to Dubrovnik, mild climate, abudant vegetation and the exceptional beauties attract numerous people to visit the island, It has been inhabited since the ancient times, as it is proven by numerous archeological findings. Lopud has around 2.584 sunny hours per year......

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Closeness to Dubrovnik, mild climate, abudant vegetation and the exceptional beauties attract numerous people to visit the island, It has been inhabited since the ancient times, as it is proven by numerous archeological findings. Lopud has around 2.584 sunny hours per year.

Lopud was once, during the 15th and 16th century, due to the efforts of its brave seamen, brilliant. The seamen from Lopud participated in the wars of the Spanish King Charles V and Phillip II in the 16th century, and legend has it that large numbers of people and ships were lost. In literature, the romantic love story "Lopudska Sirotica" (The Orphan from Lopud) made the island famous.

Since 1457 Lopud was the centre of the principality. The economic prosperity of the Dubrovnik republic affected the presperity of the island, too. Lopud had its fleet of some 80 vessels and a shipyard. The island is considered to be the best urbanized territory of all in the 15th and 16th centuries. Rich seamen helped in aranging the place and they built the pier for merchant ships.

The oldest archeological monuments are the ruins of the pre-Romanesque churches of St. Elias, St. John, St. Peter and St. Nicholas from Greece. At the port entrance there is a St. Trinity church built in Baroque style with the church os St. Mary of Špilica and the cloister from the 15th or 16th century. There used to be thirty churches, two monasteries and summer residences of the aristocracy from Dubrovnik, merchants and seamen, on the island. In the township Lopud are the remains of the summer residence belonging to the well known ship owner from Dubrovnik Miho Pracat (1522.-1607.), a residence of the bishop  Nikola Brautić and a renovated summer residence with a park belonging to the family Đorđić.

Lopud is most attractive with its pleasant climate and natural beauties. The dense makija shrubs come down to the sea shore and there are orange plantations in the gardens and a public park. The island has two sandy beaches, one of which is almost 2km long.

Lopud has been developed, as a tourist resort for already eight decades, with a large number of foreign visitors who enjoy its excellent swimming, sun bathing and peace.

More information and legends about Lopud Island