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Lopud 1483


Welcome to Lopud 1483 one of the most historic and unique properties located on the island of Lopud in Croatia.

Lopud 1483 is a historic 15th century monastery, once home to Franciscan monks, which has been meticulously restored over the last twenty years and is now available exclusively. Step back in time as you explore the 5-bedroom monastery, fortress, and stunning gardens. The property is set on a stunning sea front location and is rented on a full board basis with private chef and full services provided. This property is one of the most incredible and offers a unique experience to live among one of the world’s great private art collections from the Thyssen-Bornemisza family.

Constructed in 1483 as a cloistered sanctuary for quiet contemplation and healing, this medieval fortified monastery has been sensitively restored to retain its integrity and authentic feeling, under the guidance of Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza.

This historic home features multiple terraces and sun decks on which to relax, providing the most incredible sea views. Guests have access to the water via steps which lead down directly to the sea with access for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. There is a private boat available to take you on local excursions and to nearby islands. Guests can explore, visit beaches, go fishing and enjoy sunset drinks. The team is on hand to help arrange activities and experiences. Lopud 1483 is also a place of healing therefore private spa massages, yoga and personal training can be arranged. Your onsite staff and conciereg team can assist with pre-booking these activities. In advance of your stay at Lopud 1483 our conciereg team at Exceptional Villas can also assist with any reservation you may require in advance.

The location of the property is idyllic being right on the sea close to a variety of cafes and restaurants nearby. The property is set on the northernmost tip of the car-free Croatian island of Lopud in the heart of the Elaphiti islands. For added convenience the property is located only 7 miles from the city of Dubrovnik and you can reach the villa within one hour from Dubrovnik airport by boat.

Lopud is the second largest of the Elaphiti islands, situated between Koločep and Šipan, and is feted for its sandy beaches and quiet pace of life. The island’s natural beauty is preserved by its car free policy and visitors can follow the island paths through lush vegetation either by foot or bicycle. The sunsets are extraordinary from clear skies to stormy days. The view from the monastery is undisturbed except for some islands in the distance. Enjoy direct access to the sea, boat trips, yoga and spa treatments. The team at Lopud 1483 is on hand to arrange personalised experiences and excursions, from a tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town to wine tasting at the vineyards of the Pelješac peninsula.

The monastery, topped by a Renaissance church spire, is interspersed with medicinal and sacred gardens, all enveloped within the rampart walls of the fortress that doubles up as an event venue.

While staying at Lopud 1483 you will be personally cared for by the wonderful team of staff on a full board basis. Some guests never want to leave. Your gourmet chef will cater for all your needs and dietary requirements. He can prepare the most delicious meals using traditional Croatian ingredient such as as oysters from nearby bays which can be served outdoors, or in the formal dining room or Old Kitchen, with its ancient open fireplace and bread oven, which is now used to make fresh pizzas.

Lopud 1483 comprises of 5 luxury suites sleeping 10 guests. You will find a wonderful collection of unique artworks displayed in each room. The home is ideal for 5 couples or family traveling together looking for the perfect villa in Croatia. The 5 bedrooms have been converted from 13 originally restored cells. Each equipped with its own bathroom and windows facing the sea or the gardens. Wooden ceilings, windows and floors complemented by the historical plaster create a timeless combination of the historical and the contemporary.

A Living Art Gallery
Behind the cloistered walls of Lopud 1483, guests will be able to live in the manner of a great art collector. The Thyssen-Bornemisza family have amassed over four generations, an impressive collection that spans between the thirteenth to twenty-first centuries and was said to be the largest collection after the Queen of England’s. The selection of works in the Monastery includes original renaissance and gothic furniture as well as decorative arts and paintings, most of which adorned the Baron’s home in the Villa Favorita in Lugano and are being presented for the first time in decades. The whole experience is designed to offer guests the opportunity to “live like a collector” in a style that is reminiscent of the taste and culture that has spread over generations of this extraordinary family of philanthropists.

While staying at Lopud 1483 you will enjoy the ultimate wellness experience. From the food you will eat to the wellness activities such as a yoga you will feel totally rejuvenated and refreshed after a stay here. During your stay you can also experience the Sacred Garden which is located between the fortress and the monastery. Here you will find a pathway consisting of 9 stops that emerged from the four elements of art, architecture, spirituality, and healing along with deep local historical roots. Guests are invited to experience rather than consume its restorative power by immersing their sense in the plants and minerals, preferably barefoot for a more grounded effect according gto traditions of Saint Francis of Assisi. Walking barefoot allows more tactile experience by engaging all of the senses and grounding the body and soul. The aim being alignment with the magic of this stunning place.

Tours & Excursions
While you`re here explore beautiful Dubrovnik and surrounding areas, below is a selection of things to do which will help you make the most of your visit.
• Peljesac Wine Region
• Korcula Town
• Gardens of Trsteno
• Ston & the Oyster region
• Snorkel the Blue Caves of Kolocep
• Scuba Diving
• Jet Ski Safari
• Dubrovnik Private Guided Historical Tour
• Game of Thrones Guided Private Tour
• Cable Car – Dune Buggy – Homeland War Museum
• Lokrum Island
• Horse Riding – Kojan Koral
• Bungee Jump
• Introduction to Zipline


Lopud, Croatia
Nearest airport Dubrovnik (1 hr by boat)
36.5 km


  • Bedroom(s): 5 ( Sleeps 10 )
  • Bathroom(s): 5
    5 Showers, 5 Wash basins, 5 Toilets
  • General facilities: Boat, Garden, Garden View, Panoramic Views, Private Location, Terrace
  • Indoor facilities: All Bedrooms En Suite, Breakfast included, Iron and Board, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Ocean Front, Private Terrace
  • Services: Breakfast included, Concierge Service, Final Cleaning, Linen provided, Maid service, Personal Chef Included, Towels provided
  • Access: Secure parking


  • Local activities: Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Horse riding, Shopping, Swimming, Walking, Water Sports


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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Bedroom(s): 5
    • Bathroom(s): 5
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, with restrictions
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Castle, Family, Fully Staffed, Ocean Front, Rustic, Sea Views