The Elafiti Islands and Dubrovnik
A lyrical portrait. Informations about country, people and history.
Protected from the influence of a continental climate by the dinara mountains, the Croatian seashore through out the summer month is exposed to warm winds and warm seacurrent from the south. This can be described as a typical subtropical climate.
The island Sipan is the greenest among all the Elafiti islands. The vegetation is rich in lavender, myrth, mandarines and lemons, olivetrees, palms but also cypress and laurel contribute to the island colours. The Elafiti are forrested and always green.
each island a botanical garden
The core of existence for the people on the islands are fishing, agriculture and individual tourism. Melons, pumpkins, olives, vineyards and other citrus fruits are grown and cultivated.
free of traffic
They are small, so everything of importance can be done by foot. Heavy traffic and people rushing are not part of the life here (the infrastructure of the island would not allow it either). They are forgotten in the tide of change -what happiness
but the islands have known other times
Time influenced their appearance - Summer residences of the Dubrovnik aristrocracy are the remnants found in many bays of the Elafiti islands.
The Sea - a diving paradies
Maps of Elaftit Islands, Croatia and more Informations
Bay of Sipan
People of the island
Dubrovnik - The pearl and the old city