Šipan is the largest and most densely populated of the 13 islands which make up the Elaphiti Islands, just off shore from the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
With a population of only around 500 people, and a surface area of just 16 or so square kilometres, the island is hardly crowded and visitors to Šipan holiday rentals can expect a peaceful and tranquil holiday. As with other islands in the Elaphiti chain, visitors to Island Šipan holiday rentals will notice how thickly the island is covered with typically Mediterranean vegetation. Olive trees and vines are all over the surface of Šipan, while other trees provide fruits such as oranges, tangerines, figs and pomegranates. If it's heat and sun you're after for your holiday, come and explore Roses Villa Rentals, a resort as beautiful as its name.
Favourite Destinations (Island Šipan)
Rent Šipan Villa Rentals where the oranges, figs and pomegranates bloom under the warm sun
The seas around the island are crystal clear and produce some excellent seafood. Boat owners from Dubrovnik often run seafood picnics on the island, and it also possible to go for visitors to head out onto the ocean to fish. Swimming in the seas here is an absolute pleasure, while the beaches are peaceful and undisturbed. Snorkelling in the clear waters is especially rewarding. Small votive churches dot the island, a testament to its heavily nautical past, as this kind of holy place was very popular with sailors. Many of these are now in ruins, but the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sudard has a characteristically Adriatic flat roof, and is the largest of its kind in the area. History enthusiasts may also want to visit the island's 16th century castle, once the property of the Stjepovic - Skocibuha family. The tower of Pakljena was built in 1563 and is another interesting local historical landmark.
Šipan Holiday Homes are the answer to all your summer holiday questions this year
Many travellers to Croatia use peaceful Šipan holiday villas as a base from which to explore the city of Dubrovnik, rather than vice versa. This is because the peace and quiet of the Elaphiti Islands provides such a pleasant contrast to the tourist hustle and bustle of the city. Daily ferries mean that contact with the mainland is regular, but chances to cross are usually limited to just one per day. A trip to Island Šipan holiday rentals is sure to help you relax and unwind. There are few places in southern Europe where visitors can find such a spectacularly picturesque coastline which is so undisturbed and quiet. With the facilities of Dubrovnik only a short way away, a trip here has many advantages when it comes to summer getaways. Interested in finding out about other island getaways? Take a look at Samsø Holiday Cottages. Or, why not take a year off from beach holidays and discover a whole new kind of holiday experience? Book Tignes Chalets and experience the snow-capped mountain beauty of the French Alps first hand in Tignes.