PORT ROSSO, LASTOVO
Our luxury villa is situated in the beautiful bay of Porto Rosso, Lastovo Island, Croatia.
Lastovo, With its 46 small islands, 46 churches and chapels, 46 vineyards and surrounding sandbanks, Lastovo is a heaven for lovers of nature, sailing, good food, wine and angling. By the number of sunny days, Lastovo stands for the sunniest island of Croatia.
The village of Lastovo is located on the top of the hill on the northern edge of the Island. Being the largest settlement on the island, there about 900 inhabitants. The island is only 9.8km in length and 5.8km in width.
Above Lastovo village there is the highest peak that houses their meteorological station. From that peak you can see panorama of the eastern part of the Lastovo island as well as the islets of Lastovci (Lastovo Archipelago) and the neighboring island of Korcula.
The island is filled with popular tourist centers situated in charming bays, most famous of which are Zaklopatica and Pasadur on the north coast, Skrivena Luka and Ubli on south coast and Lučica, small port underneath the town of Lastovo.
Skrivena Luka, meaning “Hidden Harbor/Bay” is located on the southern shore of the island. It is a village and small bay on the southern coast of the island of Lastovo. The bay is also known as “Portorus” (Porto Rosso) . Porto Rosso, Lastovo is so secluded that it is not possible to see it from the open seas, it also provides a good place to anchor, as it is sheltered from open sea and strong winds. Tapenade villa is based here, only a stones throw from the sea!
Lastovo Village is an old medieval town with a long and interesting history, surrounded by mountains and forming a natural shape of amphitheater.
The Lastovo Archipelago was declared a nature park due to its mystic beauty, immense landscape value, thick forests and fertile fields rich with ponds, high coastal cliffs, land and sea caves, numerous rare sea and land species.It has a rich cultural and historical heritage – numerous stone churches and chapels, picturesque chimneys and the traditional Lastovo Carnival, but one must not forget local inhabitants, who prove that the coexistence of man and nature is possible with developed environmental awareness.
The island possesses all the basic characteristic of the Mediterranean climate; mild, humid winters and warm, long and dry summers. Lastovo is famous for its wine, once enjoyed by the Roman emperors. It has 46 fields with wine yards and olive-groves, and since the sea surrounding the island is the richest fishing area in the Adriatic, Lastovo truly offers a superb gastronomic experience.