The finest Dubrovnik archipelago, Elaphite Islands, is located on the western side of Dubrovnik. The archipelago offer idyllic atmosphere, hospitality of the people and crystal clear sea with beautiful sandy beaches and hidden bays. The islands got their name from the Greek word elafos, which means deer. In ancient times the islands were apparently home to a large deer population. Three main islands are Šipan, Lopud and Koločep. Šipan is the largest and most heavily settled, with two little ports, Suđurađ and Šipanska luka. Lopud and Koločep are entirely car-free, and have true sandy beaches, very shallow ones, perfect for children and the popular local ball game called picigin. On the south side of the Lopud island is located Šunj beach with warm and crystal clear sea.