One of the most popular South Dalmatia charter destination are the Elaphites islands or Deer islands. The name came from Greek word which means deer because a lot of deer lived on the islands. The largest of the Elaphites are Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep and they are the only inhabited islands in the group. The islands were a favourite holiday spot for the patricians and aristocracy of old Dubrovnik. In the past sailors often brought various plant species home from their journeys. Tropical fruit orchards, nested inside pine, cypress and palm groves, colour the landscape of the Elaphiti archipelago, and make it particularly attractive.
You should visit the summer villa Dordic-Mayne, the Rector’s Palace, Franciscan monastery and a deserted Dominican monastery. If you like to dive make shore to visit a diving attraction of the Elaphiti islands, a submerged wall covered with algae and coral, on the hermit island Saint Andrew. Also visit the Sunj beach. This is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Adriatic. The beach is popular because of shallow water which extends about 100m from the shore. Elaphiti islands will trill you with their slow lifestyle, from which all noise and stress have been rooted out.