‘The longest I’d been on the island, but also the calmest I’d been for ages.’The monastery and its church Igor ZacharovThe Franciscan monastery has been here since 1483, which was quite a momentous year. AdvertisementCloister arches Igor ZacharovOver the next two decades, the monastery was slowly restored. The sea is a constant presence at Lopud 1483, and the urge to engage with it is overwhelming. And the monastery is a regenerative space.’ Lopud 1483 is a rare creation, the sort that can only come from a deep, personal connection and a willingness to take time. Address: Lopud 1483, Lopud Island, CroatiaPrice: Lopud 1483 is available to rent from about £9,040 per night, B&B (sleeps 10)Book your stayFrancesca Thyssen-Bornemisza Petar SantiniLike this?