Like all of Croatia’s “thousand islands”, Lastovo had a rich part to play in the civilisations that swept through the Mediterranean in the last two millennia, starting with the Greek and Roman empires, to the Venetian Republic and the Napoleonic era. In the later half of the 20th century, the island was a military zone, closed to foreign visitors and touristic development. Although this led to depopulation and economic stagnation it served to safeguard Lastovo’s nature and heritage. Today this beautifully green island is a Nature Park with abundant marine life and many secret coves: perfect for exploring at leisure from the water by sail, yacht or just a kayak.
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