Things To Do in Dubrovnik
I expected Dubrovnik just to be an average city and that we’d start seeing the beautiful stuff once we got to the islands. I was really wrong. The city is basically inside a castle, a frickin’ CASTLE.
You actually walk over a drawbridge to get into it. All the streets are cobbled and you can go up and walk round the whole top of the city wall. As “things to do” in a city go, that’s pretty cool.
Cave Bar More
Sadly I don’t have a photo but Cave Bar More in the city center is really worth checking out. As the name suggests it’s a bar in a cave and is a great spot for sunset.
Lokrum Island National Park
You can take a short boat from Dubrovinik to Lokrum Island for the day. The island is a national park so great to wander round but also good if you just want to chill in the sun for a bit of nice scenery.
Getting From the Airport To Dubrovnik City Center
When I went I took one of the airport taxis which usually tend to be overpriced. If you want to make sure you have a car waiting for you, especially if arriving late at night, then check out Octopus Transfers who you can book to come to you. Particularly useful if there are a lot of you as they have options of mini vans and busses too.
Where To Stay in Dubrovnik
We stayed in a little hostel just outside of the city calls and it’s no problem just walking in each day. It made it easier to get the bus to our ferry at the crack of dawn the day we moved on too.
How Long To Stay in Dubrovnik
Two days is a good amount of time to explore Dubrovnik before heading off to the other islands.
Moving On: How to Get from Dubrovnik to Korčula
The ferry there takes about 2 hours. A word of warning about all ferries in Croatia. Most of them leave REALLY early in the morning as later in the day the wind picks up so it gets too choppy for the boats out at sea. If you plan to see a lot of islands in a short space of time on you trip you will have to wake up early a lot.