Dubrovnik bucket list – Top 10 things to do

DUBROVNIK BUCKET LIST - TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN DUBROVNIK

1. EXPLORE OLD CITY

town dubrovnik and island in croatia

Old City itself is a museum – city walls, palaces, churches, monasteries, monuments… City walls were built between the 12th and 17th century and are one of the most well-preserved in Europe. We recommend you to visit them early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat. One of the oldest pharmacies in Europe is in the complex of Franciscan Monastery, and it has been operating since 1317! If you want to know more amazing history facts about Dubrovnik, you should do a walking tour with a local guide

 

2. HAVE COFFEE WITH LOCALS

coffee

To feel the city vibe you have to act like a local. And locals do like coffee. A lot.  Coffee is not just a beverage, it is a special daily ritual when people meet and talk for hours. Old City has plenty of charming street cafés which are perfect as city walls provide shade. Our favorite coffee spots are: Cogito coffee and Gradska Kavana 

 

3. EXPLORE COUNTRYSIDE – KONAVLE

peljesac grapes

If you want to avoid crowds and explore more peaceful natural scenery, Konavle is the perfect place to do so. Konavle is on the southernmost tip of Croatia, well known for family run vineyards, wineries and domestic food crafts. 

 

4. THE BEST SUNSET SPOT – SRĐ HILL

dubrovnik sea

Of course you want to make your friends jealous and have the best sunset photo on Instagram. And you’ll have it if you go on Srđ Hill. From the top of Srđ you can see the whole Dubrovnik and surrounding area. There are three options to go up there: hiking, cable car or by car. 

 

 

5. TRY TYPICAL STREET FOOD 

food at barba

While exploring Old City you will probably get hungry and there are few street food places, perfect to stop by and grab some delicious and quality food. Octopus burger or wok with a Mediterranean twist – you probably never tried anything like this, but if you do, you will sure ask for more! Here are some of our top picks.

 

6. BEACH BARS/CLUBS

sunset beach dubrovnik cocktails

Soaking up the sun while drinking refreshing mojito a few steps from the turquoise sea sounds like a perfect combination to have a great vacation. Dubrovnik has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Dalmatian coast with a remarkably clean and clear sea. Here are a few beach bars/clubs that we recommend, whether you want to relax or party.

 

7. EXPLORE DUBROVNIK SCENERY BY BIKE

bike

Mountains, vineyards, rivers, islands and crystal clear sea are a must-see natural landscapes that every biker, amateur or professional, should experience. Combination of sightseeing and biking is a great way to bring up your trip on a higher level. If you find this interesting, you can book your bike tour here.

 

8. EXPLORE ELAPHITE ISLANDS 

sunj beach

Elaphite islands are a nearby archipelago consisting of a few islands. Beautiful sandy beach, mysterious cave, and characteristic way of life only known to people from islands is a must-see. The best way to see Elaphite islands is by a speed boat as it is impossible to visit all of the attractions in one day with a local ferry line. 

 

9. KAYAKING AROUND CITY WALLS AND LOKRUM ISLAND

kayaking adventure

 

Paddling around City Walls and Lokrum island is a great way to see it from a different perspective. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and legends about Dubrovnik and the “cursed” Lokrum island. The moments and photos you’re going to have will be unforgettable! Be sure to take sunscreen, a hat and lots of water. You can check kayak tours here

 

10. LOKRUM ISLAND

lokrum and dubrovnik

If you want to spend a day, or a half-day in a green oasis, next to the clear blue sea, surrounded by peacocks and bunnies, then Lokrum is the right place for you! Legend has it that island is cursed, and anyone who sleeps overnight or takes something from the island will be punished. The purpose of the curse was to protect island from the personal interests. It is only 10 minutes away from the Old city. You can relax on the rocky beach by the sea or on the Dead sea, a small salt lake surrounded by pines. Sounds great, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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