Šipan Vacations & Tours
The largest of the Elaphiti Islands at 12 square miles, Šipan is a charming Medieval Island with scattered palm trees and is just a 8 miles from the city of Dubrovnik. In the 15th and 16th centuries many noble families from Dubrovnik built their summer residences on Šipan (pronounced Shee-pan.) There are two main towns on the island, Šipanska Luka and Suđurađ and there is an abundance of olive and fig trees, vineyards, oranges and pomegranates. The local, high quality wine is sublime.
In the latter, you can see remains of the renaissance castle of the family Stjepović – Skočibuha, whose construction was started in 1529. Also, you should visit the beautiful Pakljena tower which dates back to 1563. We would recommend a visit to Šipan before or after your cruise, as the island is so close to Dubrovnik.