Sipan is the largest of the main Elafiti islands, and there are two main villages on the island – Sudjuradj, on the southeastern tip of the island, and Sipanska Luka, on the western side, each centred around a bay. Unlike Kolocep and Lopud, Sipan isn’t car free – although it is still a relatively quiet and peaceful island. (The presence of cars means the presence of a proper road…which, in turn, means you can get a bus across the island.)
Getting to Sipan
Jadrolinija operate daily ferries to the island, with ferries to Sudjuradj – journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes.
G & V Line operate a year-round catamaran service to Sipanska Luka; journey time is 40 minutes. This service sails on to the island of Mljet, whilst in summer (July & August), it also continues on to island of Korcula.
What to see and do
There are several churches on the island, including the 11th century St Peter’s Church and the Church of the Holy Spirit which was built in 1569. Some of the Dubrovnik aristocracy built their summer houses on Sipan, the remains of which can still be seen today.
The restaurant Kod Marka is a favourite amongst visitors, serving up wonderfully fresh dishes and seafood specialities.
For a chilled out afternoon, head to the BOWA Beach Club and lounge about in one of their cabanas, on the terrace or in the restaurant sampling their 5-course tasting menu!
Accommodation on Sipan
Private accommodation options – apartments and rooms – are also available; see our Accommodation on the Elafiti Islands section for more details.