If we’re being precise, the name Lastovo could actually be referring to one of three things: 1.) a Croatian municipality of islands; 2.) the largest island of said municipality, or; 3.) the biggest town on said largest island of said municipality. For the record, if you’re still with us, we’re referring to #2. This beautiful, 46 sq. km. landmass might not be the country’s most popular adventure destination, but should you ever find yourself here, you’ll be glad to know it’s not because it lacks options. First and foremost, kilometers of paths and old military roads (this used to be an army base) make Lastovo popular with both hikers and mountain bikers. Try your hand at the 2 km hike up Hum (its highest peak), or get a little more intense with the 12 km trek from Lastovo town to Ubli, checking out a selection of cool medieval ruins along the way.
If you’re more interested in getting out on the water, you can paddle your way along a coastline full of hidden coves (like Skrivena Luka), cliffs, caves and even an abandoned submarine storage bay, or take a dive in the relatively warm, incredibly clear waters surrounding the archipelago. Underwater attractions include coral, wrecks and a host of Adriatic sea life. If your curiosity hasn’t been piqued yet, check out our links for more info.