Kolocep is a small island in the Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Archipelago. It is located just seven miles from Dubrovnik's harbour of Gruz . It cover the area of only about therr square kilometers and has populatin of just under 200 people.Kolocep, locally called Kalamota, is very much connected with Dubrovnik in every aspects of life, so it servers almost as Dubrovnik's suburb as the local ferry line regularly ( few times a day) connects Kolocep with Dubrovnik . Kolocep is a very green island with lot of pine and olive groves. It has it's beaches too, so beside tourists, Dubrovnik inhabitants are using this island as one of their favorite swimming spots and day trip destinations.
The main village on the island is Kolocep. Other two places / hamlets are called Donje Celo and Gornje Celo, each located on opposite sides of the island. Both places enjoy their lovely sandy beaches. Other larger bays on Kolocep are Sapluni and Porat bays. Donje Čelo bay can be reached by regular boat service “Jadrolinija” – boat “Premuda” connects Elafiti islands several times throughout the day. It takes about twenty minutes ferry sail from Dubrovnik to Koločep, or 10 minutes by water-taxi.
Numerous bits of old architecture have been preserved on Kolocep - dotted around the island : ruins of old basilicas, summer houses, small towers etc. Among interesting work of arts is at Kapela Svetog Antona painting of Ivan Ugrinovic (well known Dubrovnik painter) form 15th century can be seen. The parish church, competed in the 15th century, houses several sculptures from that time too.The residential architecture has architectural features of the Dubrovnik's country houses.
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