“Not what we expected”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2011

This apartment is located on Kolocep Island and we took a 25 min. ferry from Dubrovnik. We left our car safely parked at the car park at the Dubrovnik port. The owner's daughter met us at the doc… More

“Perfect location for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful bay”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2011

Quite a small apartment with no sitting room, which I was worried about, but I needn't have, the weather was perfect and the terrace was lovely to sit and watch the boats and look at the spectacular scenery. The Svilokos family couldn't do enought for us - they were lovely. The island is very quiet with no discos and only about 5 places to eat in in high season. Two restaurants were only open for lunch when we were there. The shop was very basic but did sell most stuff we needed except for fresh meat - only peculiar cooked meat was available. However, the ferry to Dubrovnik is very cheap and regular as clockwork, as is the airport bus to the ferry port. There is a supermarket near the ferry port on the mainland where the locals buy their stuff. We caught the 6.45am ferry to Dubrovnik and were on the walls by 8am. It was very hot by then but we didn't have to fight with the crowds that turn up later in the day - it was well worth getting up for! We visited the neighbouring island of Lopud which is slightly busier with more eateries and bars and across the other side of the island (20 mins walk) is a fabulous swimming beach. If you are looking for excitement, kids clubs, lots of pay-for activities and night life this holiday is not for you. However, if you are looking for unspoilt beauty, friendly locals, long drinks in harbour cafes watching boats come and go, walks to discover snorkeling coves and hill paths with spectacular views, forests, wild flowers, lizards, and physical activities like kayaking then this place is an undiscovered gem.

“Great island, great place, nice hosts”

Reviewed 27 May 2011

Kolocep island is a great, quiet place for vacation - even in summer, when near Dubrovnik is very, very crowded. The apartments of Svilokos family are a fantastic place, only ten steps away from the Adriatic sea. You can take a bath directly in front of the house, although be aware of sea urchins. Very nice owners make you feel like you are old friends, rather then tourists. We even were allowed to join Mr. Svilokos on a trip with his small fishing boat. If you want to cook, there is a nice kitchen in the apartments, but you probably have travel to the supermarket on the main land from time to time. There is only one very small shop on the island, which even can run out of basic things like bread from time to time. The island of Kolocep is quite small, free of cars and you can easily walk everywhere, but we did not feel bored at all during our 12 days-stay. The ferryboat connects Kolocep with the other Elafiti islands and Dubrovnik harbour several times a day. You even can manage a day trip to Montenegro and return in the evening to the island. Do not go there, if you want night clubs, lots of bars, fun, music and noise all night around. For all others we really recommend.

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