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  Elafiti  
 
 
 
 
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The Elafiti archipelago consists of 13 islands which can be found between Dubrovnik and the peninsula Peljesac. They got their names by the Greek who were the first that settled there.
The word “elaphos” means “deer“.
In the 11th century these islands got under the rule of Ragusa and rectors were sent on the bigger islands Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan. In the 15th/16th century the Dubrovnik nobility discovered these islands and used them as their summer residences. Nowadays the locals still come to these islands if they need silence and recovery – and surely tourists like them, too!
 
   
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