Near the Dubrovnik is situated one group of little islands, which already ancient Greeks have named Elafiti (the deer's islands). In the deep cove of the greatest island Šipan is to be found the typical Dalmatian village Šipanska Luka. The inhabitants of this village, far from main tourist routes, live by rhythm of their ancients. The myths, the rich history of island gentry, the summer-residences of Dubrovnik's landed gentry, dense Mediterranean vegetation, crystalline clear Water, still summer nights, make the perfect ambient for the escape from the rhythm and stress of the city life. The proximity of Dubrovnik (one hour by local ship or ten minutes by launch to the coast village Slano) makes possible everyday frequenting of culturally historical monuments in Dubrovnik and its neighbourhood.