The Lastovo Archipelago was declared a nature park by the Croatian Parliament on 29 September 2006. It is the eleventh nature park in Croatia.
The Park consists of 44 islands, islets, rocks and reefs (the largest of them are Lastovo and Sušac) covering a total area of 53 square kilometres of land and 143 square kilometres of sea. Its borders are lit by the stone lighthouses of Sušac, Tajan, Glavat and Struga.
The Lastovo Archipelago was declared a nature park due to its mystic beauty, immense landscape value, thick forests and fertile fields rich with ponds, high coastal cliffs, land and sea caves, numerous rare sea and land species and habitats.
The Lastovo Archipelago has a rich cultural and historical heritage – numerous stone churches and chapels, picturesque chimneys and the traditional Lastovo Carnival, but one must not forget local inhabitants, who prove that the coexistence of man and nature is possible with developed environmental awareness, so
THANK YOU for protecting this undisturbed gem of the Adriatic!
AREA: 196 km2 (land: 53 km2 , sea: 143 km2)
COUNTY: DUBROVNIK – NERETVA
DATE ON WHICH IT WAS DECLARED A NATURE PARK: 29 SEPTEMBER 2006
NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES: 5 (LASTOVO, ZAKLOPATICA, SKRIVENA LUKA, UBLI, PASADUR)