This section provides a summary of our property and of how we offer a simple yet unforgettable holiday experience in Dalmatia and on Šipan.
Our apartments are built on a property that dates from a couple of centuries ago. The old house is finished in the famous dalmatian stone, so we kept the traditional architecture and the style as we reshaped and built upon the original.
There are overall five apartments on our property. All of them are designed to accommodate a couple, and in some of them there is an opportunity for an additional sleeping area, ideally for children. All our apartments have either balconies or terraces so our guests can enjoy the amazing views to the harbor of Suđurađ or the surrounding nature.
Apartments Kate are located in the centre of the peaceful fishermen village of Suđurađ. Our property is on the right from the old castle at the centre of the harbor.
The beach of Suđurađ is 50 m from us, and a small grocery store, a bar and two restaurants are 50-70 m away.
Administratively Šipan is part of the Dubrovnik municipality. The bus stop for Šipanska Luka and the harbor for the boats that connect us with Dubrovnik and the neighboring islands Lopud and Koločep are about 100 m away.
Take a picturesque trip to Dubrovnik to explore the city’s heritage or to simply enjoy the dynamic social life, and then return to the tranquility of Šipan.
Hiking paths and historical remains
From our property it is easy to get on some exciting hiking paths. Start to the north to take a walk through olive gardens, wild flowers and herbs, or instead walk to the south to reach the church-fortress of Sveti Duh (St. Spirit) where centuries ago the inhabitants of Šipan used to seek refugee from pirate attacks.
Walking up to one of the highest peaks on the island (Veliji Vrh, Sveto Trojstvo church) is worth it if you want to enjoy stunning views to other islands from the Elaphite archipelago, the island of Mlijet, the mainland and Dubrovnik.
Šipan offers great cycling opportunities to the lovers of nature and the active lifestyle. Simply getting by bicycle from Suđurađ to Šipanska Luka is an exciting adventure of passing through old villas and private homes with beautiful gardens, the olive and the grape fields of Šipan.
We are happy to offer you a bicycle for an advantageous price at our property. Simply ask our staff about it.
The area is just right for explorers and lovers of kayaking. You can rent a kayak in Suđurađ from lovely Marija and go ahead and explore Šipan and other nearby islands by sea. There are many natural caves in the area to discover independently or on a guided tour.
Kayaks can be rented from May through middle of October, every day from 10:00 to 18:00 o'clock at the centre of the bay of Suđurađ.
Home made olive oil
One of our family traditions is to produce our own olive oil. We have our own olive gardens, and each autumn we engage in traditional olive picking. Our olives are the source of an aromatic oil that tastes just wonderful both on salads and when used in cooking.
Our own extra virgin olive oil can be purchased at our property at an advantageous price. Just ask our staff about it.
Taste the delicious wine of Šipan
Our close relative Mato Goravica recently re-established his family tradition of wine production. In the field of Šipan Mato cultivates the sorts Tuscana, Merlot, Plavac, Cabernet Sauvignon and others.
We think that his wines are some of the best of the particular sort that we have ever tasted, and highly recommend them to everyone! Mato's wine is produced with love and care by people who care about the land, their traditions and the quality of their production.
If you wish to purchase a bottle of the Goravica wine (red, white or rosé), please let us know and we will be happy to offer it to you.
For more info about the business please visit www.goravica.com.