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The Lastovo islands are located in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, 14 km towards the south from the island of Korčula. It is a part of the outer group of southern Dalmatian islands and comprises the southernmost Croatian populated island of Lastovo with adjoining islands, the island group of Lastovnjaci and Vrhovnjaci and the island of Sušac.
The Nature park
Thanks to its mystical beauty, high landscape value, dense forests and fertile fields enriched with puddles, high coastal steeps, land and underwater caves and numerous marine and land species and habitats, on 29 September 2006 the Croatian Parliament declared the Lastovo archipelago a nature park, which makes it the eleventh and youngest nature park in Croatia.
The Lastovo Islands Nature Park comprises 46 islands, islets, rocks and reefs (the largest of which are Lastovo and Sušac), covering a total surface area of 53 km2 and 143 km2 of sea surface. It is bounded by the lighthouses of Sušac, Tajan, Glavat and Struga.
Another factor contributing to the uniqueness of the Lastovo islands is the rich cultural and historic heritage: countless stone churches, picturesque fumari and the traditional Lastovo Poklad. We must not forget the local population, which proves that the co-existence of nature and man is possible with a heightened awareness of the ecology, so thank you for preserving this pristine pearl of the Adriatic!
SURFACE AREA: 196 km2 (land: 53 km2, sea: 143 km2)
DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT: 29 SEPTEMBER 2006
NUMBER OF SETTLEMENTS: 5 (LASTOVO, ZAKLOPATICA, SKRIVENA LUKA, UBLI, PASADUR)
Lumbarda is a small town situated on the eastern cape of the island Korcula. It is unique for its untouched picturesque scenery, rugged coastline and crystal clear sea that surrounds the sandy beaches which are rare in the Adriatic; the rich history preserved in documents dated more than two millennia; near the beautiful town of Korčula; shady olive groves; great varieties of wine grapes which fails elsewhere; preserved folk customs, culinary specialties of local cuisine. . . But most of all – its kind hosts.