Located in South Dalmatia, Lastovo is the biggest island in the Lastovo archipelago which has 46 small islands. Being the most forested Croatian island (70% of the surface is covered with forest), with an untouched and extremely beautiful nature, Lastovo was proclaimed Nature Park in 2007. The island lies on a surface of 40 km2 and its coastal length is around 48 km. Lastovo is connected by ferries with the main tourist spots in Central and South Dalmatia, the famous cities Split and Dubrovnik, as well as with the islands Mljet and Korčula.
The project holder is the Republic of Croatia. The state intends to develop the tourism complex within two zones, which would include the following capacities:
1. A touristic zone of Jurjeva Port, comprising an area of approx. 93.000 m² planned for tourism purposes - a hospitality zone with a capacity of 500 beds, of which 70% are situated in hotels and 30% in villas, a recreation zone on parts of the maritime domain with a total area of approx. 20.000 m² meant for construction and economic use of the beach and to accommodate a port with a special purpose – a nautical tourism port – berths
2. A tourist zone in the Kremen cove with a total area of 117.365 m² planned for a nautical (tourism) port, with a capacity for 400 berths and associated amenities.
The planned capacities are aligned with the Spatial and Urban Development Plan (UDP) devised for the Jurjeva Port.
Project realization model
The area of Jurjeva Port is located in the Lastovo Islands Nature Park. Hence, the process of the project implementation requires compliance with the laws on nature protection. This area is only equipped with the basic infrastructure (thoroughfares, water and electricity supply) and a further development requires the building of a communal infrastructure. Parts of the land within the project had been obtained from the forestry-economic resources of the Republic of Croatia, following the Forestry Act. The selected investor will be obliged to pay a fee in the amount to be determined by the forest management company Hrvatske šume d.o.o.