Stoked by the sun and cheered by the gentle breeze, start your private boat tour around the Elafiti Islands. This picturesque archipelago in the vicinity of Dubrovnik comprises 13 islands, islets, and rocks. Abounding in lush subtropical vegetation of laurel, cypress, and pine trees, and fragranced by thyme and rosemary, the islands were once the favourite summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy. On your cruise, you will visit the three largest islands in the group: Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan. With an interior covered by a dense pine forest, the inhabitants of Kolocep live in a fishing village that stretches along the sandy beach. Continue to Lopud; dominated by its Franciscan Monastery, the island is home to the beautiful Gjorgic-Mayneri Park. Here you will have time at leisure to stroll through the winding streets, to swim on Sunj Beach, or have lunch in one of the excellent local restaurants (payable locally). Later you will continue to Sipan, the largest island, where you disembark at the port of Sudurad. The hillsides of Sipan are covered with 15th-century summer villas, Renaissance churches, and Baroque chapels. Subject to availability, enjoy a private tour with the owner of the Skocibuha family villa.