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Lastovo island has all the basic characteristics of the Mediterranean climate dominated by mild, moist winters and warm, long and dry summers. The average annual temperature of the island is about 15 C, while the average annual rainfall is 687 mm.

Lastovo island
Lastovo island

The air moisture of the island is 70% only in July and August falls to 65%. The dominant winds are Jugo (S direction, warm, moist and steady) and Maestral (NW direction).

The island spreads over 50 square kilometres. Its dolomitic valleys are located between limy hills and they often contain layers of red soil and quartz sand. The valleys are often surrounded by mild calcareous slopes rich in caves.

The coastline is mainly steep and the surrounding sea is very deep. Although the coves are sparse, yet the island has two deep bays. One of them, Skrivena Luka (sheltered port), is situated on the southern part of Lastovo, between the cape of Strizevo and the cape of Veljo More (Great Sea).

Zaklopatica Bay @ Lastovo Island
Zaklopatica Bay @ Lastovo Island

Here the sea has made a deep cut into the land. The other bay formed by Veli Lago and Mali Lago connected by a narrow passage – Most (bridge) is located between Prizba and the village of Lastovo.

Lastovo is the Adriatic island richest in natural forests. Particularly various and lively is its underwater life. There are no richer fishing areas in the Adriatic than those of Lastovo, especially where small bluefish, lobsters and many kinds of high-priced fish like John Dory and Grooper are concerned. On the island poisonous snakes simply don’t exists.

The Carnival of Lastovo

The carnival crowd, who up to the last century were armed with real swords, are followed at some distance by the ‘beautiful maskers’.

A length of rope measuring over 300 metres has been stretched between the middle of the village and the hill in the background of the western side of the village.

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Down this rope, the puppet will slide three times, with petards cracking under its feet. At each coming down ‘Poklad’ will be met by the drawn swords

The archipelago of Lastovo

The cluster of the rocky islands surrounding Lastovo goes divided into two groups. Among those to the west, Susac is the largest one. The richness of waters has historically caused many disputes among the fishermen of Lastovo, Korcula and Vis. Check how to get to Lastovo from Korcula

Fishing Boat at Lastovo
Fishing Boat at Lastovo