Church of St. Luke

Crkvica sv. Luka

Church of St. Luke


The church of St. Luke is the oldest church on the island of Lastovo and one of 38 stone churches scattered throughout the island in settlements and next to paths leading to fields, as well as in coves and on islets throughout the areas that the locals used for fishing in the past.
This small church was built in the 11th century, next to the old path connecting the settlements of Lastovo and Ubli – two biggest settlements of the island of Lastovo. The church was renovated and refurbished in 1954. It is the oldest church on the island still used for religious rites.
The church has a characteristic pre-Romanesque appearance, and it represents an important part of the island’s cultural heritage. The feast day of St. Luke is celebrated on October 18, when the Holy Mass is held.
Visitors can take a walk along renovated and easy ancient paths that have been brought back to life, and discover small old churches in the fields and settlements of Lastovo. Some of the most beautiful plants on the island can be seen along the way, in particular lilies and species belonging to the genus Orchis. As many as 23 orchid species have been discovered on a relatively small surface of the islands of Lastovo and Prežba.