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Kolocep Island Churches

The pre-Romanesque Crkva na Kalamoti on Kolocep. Photo © Lea. View all images in our Kolocep Island Churches Photo Gallery.
The lovely coastline of Kolocep Island at Kalamoti. Photo © Lea.
Dense trees and tropical flora on Kolocep Island. Photo © Lea.

Kolocep is the nearest of the Elaphite Islands to Dubrovnik and has been a popular summer retreat for city dwellers since the 16th century. It is dotted with a number of interesting pre-Romanesque churches in various states of decay.

What to See

Most of the island, which is only a square mile in size, is covered in trees and scenic subtropical undergrowth. You can walk between Donje Celo village on the northwest side and Gornje Celo on the southwest side in less than an hour, unless you are lured off the path to explore Kolocep's olive groves and church ruins.

Kolocep Island's churches of St. Anthony and St. Nicholas, among others, have pre-Romanesque origins. The Parish Church of Kolocep dates from the 15th century.

Quick Facts on Kolocep Island Churches

Site Information
Names:Kolocep Island Churches
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:42.672907° N, 18.007236° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Kolocep Island Churches

Below is a location map and aerial view of Kolocep Island Churches. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.


  1. Frommer's Croatia, 1st ed. (Frommer's, 2006).
  2. Eyewitness Travel Guide to Croatia (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005).

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Title:Kolocep Island Churches
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/03/2009
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