Latsovo Island, Croatia

Lastovo is an island municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Croatia. The municipality consists of 46 islands. Lastovo is the biggest island with the largest town in the municipality. The town of Lastovo is spread over the steep banks of a natural amphitheatre overlooking a fertile field, facing away from the sea. This is unusual compared to other Adriatic islands, which are normally harbour side. Other settlements on the island include the villages of Ubli (also known as Sveti Petar), Lu?ica, Zaklopatica, Skrivena Luka, and Pasadur.

The island is noted for its 15th- and 16th-century architecture. There are a large number of churches of relatively small size, a testament to the island's long-standing Roman Catholic tradition. The major cultural event is the Poklade, or carnival. The island largely relies on its natural beauty and preservation to attract tourists each season.

Things to See & Do

* Churches
* 15th & 16th century architecture
* Lastovo Carnival
* Views from the meterological station

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Croatian kuna (HRK)
Language - Croatian (official)
Land Area – 42 km²
Population – 792 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 385

Port Location – The main deep water port is located on the western side of the island at Ubli.

Travel Links - There is a regular Jadrolinija car ferry that runs from Split to Ubli on Lastovo, stopping at Vela Luka on Korcula and there's also a fast catamaran in the summer that makes the trip in less than three hours.

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