Kolocep Island
Kolocep Island
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  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful place not far from Dubrovnik
    We were a group who hired a boat for an afternoon and it brought us here - it's about 30 minutes from Dubrovnik but in some respects feels a world away! The island is relatively small but has everything you need for a day / few days. The dock is small and near to it is a small corner shop, some public toilets and then a little further along, a sandy beach in front of a hotel. Keep walking for another 10-15 minutes and you can go around the corner to a rockier beach that's slightly quieter. There are some paths around the island if you want to do some walking - best to get a map if possible. If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, this is definitely worth the trip!
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • John A
    Belfast, United Kingdom1,578 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely island
    Kolocep Island was the second island that we visited on our Elaphiti Island tour. There were quite a few boats coming over from Dubrovnic and discharging hundreds of visitors, so the main port got quite crowded. Apparently the population of the island remains quite low and this is a popular draw for those wanting a "get away from it all holiday".
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom1,818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another beautiful island
    Very short visit as part of a 3 island tour but the short time we had there we loved . The walking trails from where the boat docked provided stunning views of pristine coastline and blue caves . Was fun watching the swimmers diving off the rocks .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • SWH100
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing snorkelling 🤿
    This is such a beautiful island. We didn’t have too long here as we visited as part of the 3 island tour, so we decided to head to the beach to do some swimming and snorkelling. We spent most of the hour in the water as it was so beautiful. The water was so blue and so clear. We saw so many different types of fish and plenty of sea urchins, which was awesome. I had never seen them before. Would definitely visit again and spent more time exploring.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
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Gaynor D
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful quiet island. A few bars and restaurants and nice walks across the island. Boat trips available to the blue grotto but we didn't have time to do this.
Written 17 June 2024
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Roy G
welling148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A truly tremendous Island with fabulous hosts. This Island is a 30 ferry ride from Dubrovnik and whilst it is not a large and facilities are limited it is great for 7+ days of trekking and relaxation
Written 8 June 2024
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK1,672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is such a beautiful island. We didn’t have too long here as we visited as part of the 3 island tour, so we decided to head to the beach to do some swimming and snorkelling. We spent most of the hour in the water as it was so beautiful. The water was so blue and so clear. We saw so many different types of fish and plenty of sea urchins, which was awesome. I had never seen them before. Would definitely visit again and spent more time exploring.
Written 9 October 2023
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Roland B
Zurich, Switzerland1,800 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
As every year, we spend the first two weeks of September on Kalamota/Kolocep. We love the island for being clean and quiet.
However, we also had unpleasant moments while swimming on the little nudist beach off VIlla Ruza. Small cruisers came directly to the beach and ankered there, with their engines running all the time (for cooling, cooking etc,), polluting air and water of this little precious bay. This is clearly forbidden, but the authorities seem not to care about.
The second annoying thing on this beach are all the illiterate tourists, just wandering around even if there is no path and way out, and it is clearly marked as nudist area. Maybe there should be signposts with symbols only instead of letters, so that also illiterates get it.
Yet another annoying thing on the island are the motorbikes and transports. Even if the island is car-free, with one small road only crossing the island, there are motorbikes and engines for transports that are still running on gasoline. while the hotels use mostly electric vehicles, the locals still run old, stinky engines. Just one old motorbike on the shall, narrow road stinks like hell.
Three things that we definitely do not like on Kalamota. But it still is a beautiful island.
Written 30 September 2023
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Very short visit as part of a 3 island tour but the short time we had there we loved . The walking trails from where the boat docked provided stunning views of pristine coastline and blue caves . Was fun watching the swimmers diving off the rocks .
Written 15 September 2023
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John A
Belfast, UK1,578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Kolocep Island was the second island that we visited on our Elaphiti Island tour. There were quite a few boats coming over from Dubrovnic and discharging hundreds of visitors, so the main port got quite crowded.
Apparently the population of the island remains quite low and this is a popular draw for those wanting a "get away from it all holiday".
Written 15 September 2023
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
We were a group who hired a boat for an afternoon and it brought us here - it's about 30 minutes from Dubrovnik but in some respects feels a world away!

The island is relatively small but has everything you need for a day / few days. The dock is small and near to it is a small corner shop, some public toilets and then a little further along, a sandy beach in front of a hotel. Keep walking for another 10-15 minutes and you can go around the corner to a rockier beach that's slightly quieter. There are some paths around the island if you want to do some walking - best to get a map if possible.

If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, this is definitely worth the trip!
Written 27 August 2023
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Sam K
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were staying in Babin Kuk and caught the ferry out to Kolocep. 8 euros return which is great value. It's a beautiful island but there is not a lot there. Quite a few walking trails are signposted at the start but nothing I've you're on then. I would recommend getting a map before you go if possible. There are a couple of stalls set up selling local produce, one near to the ferry, another further round the island. Bought some local sweets there. There's a couple of bars and a small shop near the ferry port also. We walked down to a couple of the little beaches / bays. Beautiful clear water to swim in, it's very pebbly and slippy though so I would recommend sea shoes if you're planning on going in. We had a nice day and I would recommend but do try and pick up a map first - it would have greatly improved our visit I think.
Written 12 August 2023
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Claire C
Garstang, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We decided to avoid the organised trips and get the ferry from Dubrovnik (Gruz) it was only around 30 minutes trip. Then we explored by foot following the little roads and found some beautiful beaches.
Written 10 August 2023
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Gregor A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A beautiful island with small villages and hidden coves and sea caves. Excellent for a peaceful vacation.
Written 10 August 2023
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