Similar to Lopud, Šipan is one of the Elaphiti Islands 17 km NW from Dubrovnik. It is the largest and has a population of around 500.

 

At the height of the Dubrovnik Republic many noble families from Dubrovnik built their summer residences on Šipan. The island offers excellent wine, figs, almonds, tomatoes and citrus fruit. It also has good beaches.

 

Historically it offers remains from its long history and interesting palaces and villas from the more recent period.

 

It does not have a marina or any facilities for yachts, but it does have many nice and natural harbours.

 

Like all Elaphiti Islands it is a good place to visit when sailing to or from Dubrovnik.