The Nature park

Thanks to its mystical beauty, high landscape value, dense forests and fertile fields enriched with puddles, high coastal steeps, land and underwater caves and numerous marine and land species and habitats, on 29 September 2006 the Croatian Parliament declared the Lastovo archipelago a nature park, which makes it the eleventh and youngest nature park in Croatia.

The Lastovo Islands Nature Park comprises 46 islands, islets, rocks and reefs (the largest of which are Lastovo and Sušac), covering a total surface area of 53 km2 and 143 km2 of sea surface. It is bounded by the lighthouses of Sušac, Tajan, Glavat and Struga.

Another factor contributing to the uniqueness of the Lastovo islands is the rich cultural and historic heritage: countless stone churches, picturesque fumari and the traditional Lastovo Poklad. We must not forget the local population, which proves that the co-existence of nature and man is possible with a heightened awareness of the ecology, so thank you for preserving this pristine pearl of the Adriatic!

SURFACE AREA: 196 km(land: 53 km2, sea: 143 km2)

MUNICIPALITY: LASTOVO

COUNTY: DUBROVNIK-NERETVA

DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT: 29 SEPTEMBER 2006

NUMBER OF SETTLEMENTS: 5 (LASTOVO, ZAKLOPATICA, SKRIVENA LUKA, UBLI, PASADUR)