Airport and transport – ferry and catamaran connection (from Ubli; 10 km) to Split (around 140 km); airports in Split and Dubrovnik (around 140 km).
History – (see Island Lastovo); Illyrians came to the island at the end of the Bronze Age and built hill-fort settlements, according to the archeological finds (on the hill of Glavica; situated above the town of Lastovo) one of these settlements was situated on the site of today’s Lastovo; town was founded in 10th century; in 14th century private elementary school was opened in town.
Interesting to see: church of St. Luke (11th century); church of St. Vlaho (12th century); church of St. Marry in the Field (14th century); church of St. Anton (14th century); church of St. Mihovil (14th century); church of St. Martin (14th century); church of St. Ivan the Baptizer (14th century); church of St. Cosmas and Damian (14th century; on foundations of church from 5th/6th century; locals call it the Lastovo cathedral); church of St. Nicolas (15th century); church of Joseph (17th century); church of Augustine (17th century); chapel of Saint John (17th century); church of Vincenco Fererije (18th century); private chapel St. Juraj (19th century); private chapel St. Jerolim (20th century).
Info – the largest settlement on the island; 451 inhabitants; situated on the top of the hill on the northern edge; ornate by old Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque homes with picturesque and unique chimneys.
Happenings: Nights of Lastovo (July; folk performances, klapa’s (a cappella) singing); Jazz festival (August; local and international ethnic, jazz and rock musicians).
Where to go out: taverns.
Inevitable to see: Poklad carnival (celebrated as a memory of an old historical event, the help of St George in defense of Korčulans against the pirates attack from 15th century; celebrated in February (on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday); all the island residents participate by wearing folk costumes); rich customs, traditions and dances; unusual cylindrical chimneys (called fumari; each one unique, no two of the kind; a status symbol where larger means more wealthier house; tradition of building dates back to the 16th century).
Inevitable to taste: “ćimule” in olive oil; lobster; octopus; John Dory and Groupers; fish on white; roast local lamb and kid; wines (Maraština; Plavac Mali and Rukatac); local olive oil; sweets: “prkle” (fritters), “skalice”, “kotonjati” (desert from apple quince; in past made for special guests); different brandy’s (from lemon, orange, carob, different herbs (bitters), and rose petals).
Good to know: the ornate chimney from 16th century, on the house “Biza Antica”, is probably the oldest preserved chimney in Dalmatia.