Sailing Around the Archipelago of Elafiti
The Elaphiti Islands or the Elaphites is a small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik. The islands are covered with characteristic Mediterranean evergreen vegetation and are popular nautical destination due to their clean, beautiful beaches and pristine scenery. Only three islands of the archipelago are permanently inhabited: Šipan - with two settlements, Šipanska Luka and Suđurađ; Koločep - the closest to Dubrovnik and Lopud - best known for its sandy beaches. Other popular destinations include the uninhabited islands of Crkvina, Daksa, Goleč, Jakljan, Kosmeč, Mišnjak, Olipa, Ruda, Sveti Andrija (a bird reserve) and Tajan - an uninhabited islet.