After the second world war Lastovo, like neighbouring island Vis ,became military island. Because of that it was forbidden stay of foreigners. That was a reason why the island was depopulated and couldn’t develop in economic sense but at the same time the nature stayed untouched. After 1988. foreigners were welcomed and that was a start of tourism development.
After Croatia proclaimed independence in 1991, the army stayed on Lastovo until 30. may 1992.
1.Is there ATM machine on the island ???
We have two ATM mashines on the island; near Splitska banka in Lastovo and in Port near Jadrolinija’s office.
2. Where is a gas station ???
In port Ubli.
3. Is there a pharmacy on the island ???
We have a basic supply of medicines in pharmacy which is working only 1 hour a day, from 13-14 hours,every day except Sunday and holiday. For emergency there is attending doctor on guard.
4. Why is Lastovo town not on the sea ???
Because of the defense purposes it was build on mainland. In the past Lastovo was often attacked by pirates from the sea and for defense purposes local people built their settlements on the hill.
5. Can we by some basic swimming equipment on Lastovo ???
We have two small local shops ( one near Tourist office and another near bank) with basic swimming accessories like mask, swim wear, madras etc.
6. Can we pay with Euro and credit cards in the shops and restaurants ??
In most of the shops and restaurants You can pay with credit card. Euro is not accepted.
7.Where we can by the tickets for the ferry and can we reserve a ticket ????
Tickets can be bought in Jadrolinija’s office in Ubli or on line, and there is no reservations possible.
Did you know that on Lastovo there are more that 200 km of walking paths?