On Šipan you can explore charming beaches, eat local food in various restaurants and stay in one of the hotels or guest houses.
Hop on a TP line catamaran and visit this picturesque place, full of lovely landscapes and famous for its olive oil, wine and carob trees.
The beautiful island of Šipan is located just a 45 minute TP line catamaran ride from Dubrovnik. It is the largest and the most populated island of the Elafiti archipelago in southern Dalmatia, encompassing the area of 16.22 km2 and being inhabited by around 500 people . This picturesque place is full of lovely landscapes and is famous for its olive oil, wine and carob trees. Its name comes from the Greek word gypanon, which means the eagles nest.
TP line catamaran docks in the village of Šipanska Luka, one of the two villages on the island which are connected by a bus line. On Šipan you can explore charming beaches, eat local food in various restaurants and stay in one of the hotels or guest houses. For many centuries Šipan was a part of a rich maritime state called the Republic of Dubrovnik and numerous beautiful historic buildings stand there as a reminder of that era. Some of those are actually summer houses built by the Dubrovnik nobility, most distinguished being the Sorkočević summerhouse in Šipanska luka, and the summer villa of Skočibuha in Suđurađ. In more recent time, Šipan was visited by the King and Queen of Belgium and the Princess of Monaco with her family. It seems the bluebloods still enjoy spending their summers there, so why wouldn’t you?
Šipan is a place for everyone who wants a little peace and quiet and who wants to experience the Mediterranean way of life. What better way to travel to Šipan than by a TP Line catamaran sailing there every day from Dubrovnik at 19:10 in high season from June to September. Find out more on the local Tourist Board website and the Dubrovnik and Neretva county tourist board website.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STAY:
- Enjoy the sunsets, Šipan is famous for them.
- Šipan has an astonishing number of churches for such a small island. Can you visit all of them?
- Make sure to visit Bova beach where you will find a rather unique Bowa restaurant.
- Don’t forget to try local food at Konoba Tauris, the restaurant with the highest tripadvisor rating on Šipan.
- Stay at the Hotel Božica, surrounded by pine trees and with a beautiful view of the Suđurađ harbor.