The island of the same name is part of the Dubrovnik island group (the Elaphite archipelago), situated 7 kilometres northwest of Gruž Harbour. The island has an area of 2.35 km2. Due to the limestone composition of its soil, there are no water springs or permanent superficial water sourses. The climate is mild Mediterranean.
The majority of the island is covered by forests and subtropical vegetation. The economy is based on agriculture, wine making, olive growing, carob, pomegranate and citrus plantations, vegetable growing, fisheries, shipping and tourism. There are two settlements on the island, Gornje and Donje Čelo, on the northwestern coast of the island. The island is protected from the northerly bura wind by a limestone ridge; there are sandy and pebble beaches, and parks with numerous species of subtropical plants.
Dubrovnik Tourist Board
Tel: +385 (0) 20 312011
Fax: +385 (0) 20 323725