Darija House

Na Moru 11, Dubrovnik, 20236, Croatia
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Dubrovnik bus trips

by lydia66

We would like to take a bus trip to a traditional village in the hills above Dubrovnik. Could anyone suggest which bus to take from Dubrovnik please. Also we wish to take a bus to Cavtat. How much is the bus to Cavtat from Dubrovnik and can you buy a ticket cheaper in advance from a newspaper kiosk. Thank you.

Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by tango_jd

bookmarked - Interested to hear answers!

Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by Dabs

It's been a few years since we've been but we traveled from Dubrovnik to Cavtat by ferry, it was a nice trip and very scenic. I don't remember it being all that expensive.

Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by TheWanderingCamel

We took a taxi (but I'm sure you can get a bus or even walk it)to Roztat, the village at the very end of the inlet that is spanned by the new Tudjman Bridge on the outskirts of Dubrovnik. We climbed up steep steps between the houses, crossing through people's gardens at times, right to the top of the village to the church - it was the church we'd come to see, something of a personal quest. The views over the inlet from the top were lovely but the "village" itself is really just a dormitory for Dubrovnik these days.

A bit further away (8km) up the coast, Zaton has cafes, shops and and a hiking path up to the village of Podbrezje (4.5 km)where you can visit the Mociljska Cave with stalactites and stalagmites.

Further still (54km), but really nice, are Ston and Mali Ston (Little Ston)at the beginning of the Peljesac Peninsula - http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/418c76/

Tickets are cheaper when bought from kiosks. there's one right by the main bus stop outside the Pile Gate.

Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by MacedonianUK

local buses go from the main bus station just outside the Old \city walls.
Libertas buses-dubrovnik is the name of the company.
Cavtat timetables can be found here:

for the villages around Dubrovnik check here:

If you decide that you want day out to Bay of Kotor & City of Kotor than check this site, goes 3 times a week.


Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by lydia66

Thanks for this, its very helpful. Can I just clarify where the bus station for Cavtat is. Is it at Pile Gate ?

Re: Dubrovnik bus trips

by MacedonianUK

To be honest I do not know the name of the gate, it is on the south of town.
But if you ask around everybody will help you.
For more info on Croatia check:


Travel Tips for Dubrovnik

The Harbour

by davesut

This is a view of the harbour from the road bridge. We stayed in the Hotel Lapad which is one of the buildings on the waterfront opposite. On the side of the harbour which we took the photo from is a vary busy area of markets, shops and ferry terminals. A chance to experience local life. I can recommend the fruit market. Loads of stalls all sellinf peaches and figs.

Tragedy Strengthens an Enduring Spirit

by tpal

You will find numerous volumes written about the horrible events that occurred in the Balkans during the 1990's. The war that pit neighbor against neighbor and families against families was indiscriminately destructive to all involved...which was everyone.

Dubrovnik suffered terribly. Few people spoke of the war to us except on rare occasions. The toll on its residents cannot be measured and is probably best left to historians, psychologist and religious advisors. The physical remnants of the war, however, are not invisible. While a cursory examination shows very little evidence of the conflict, eventually you will see disturbing reminders.

The history of Croatia and the Balkans is very long and complex. Most guide books will provide an overview but they generally provide more of the "what" and little of the "why". Carol and I both read historical narratives before our visit that helped us acquire some sensitivity, a rudimentary understanding of the forces at work, and an appreciation of the amazingly long memories of its people.

I would recommend:

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert D. Kaplan and,
Cafe Europa: Life after Communism by Slavenka Drakulic

Intro Photo: Our walk along Dubrovnik's walls gave us our first glimpse of the remnants of war. Here Carol is descending some stairs approximately above the Buža 1 cafe. The pock marked concrete from bullet hits was hard to miss.

Photo 2: Above the City is Mount Srđ, once a popular tourist destination for affording that perfect panoramic view of Old Town. Access was by cable car to the top which is now destroyed. The telecommunication towers and the high ground strategic advantage ensured the summit's destruction.

Photo 3: This large area of building rubble is located below the St. Spasitelj bastion just behind the Fort of St. John

Photo 4: In the foreground of this photo is an old and weathered clay tile roof...truly a rarity in Dubrovnik where more that 70% of the city's roofs were shelled during a ten month period from October of 1991 to August of 1992.

Photo 5: One of the official reminders of the war is the sign which is placed at each of two gates, the Pile and Ploče, which chronicles the war damage in a startling graphic representation. In five languages it reads:

City map of damages caused by the aggression on Dubrovnik by the Yugoslav army, Serbs and Montenegrians, 1991-1992.

While difficult to see in this photo, each of spots on the map of Old Town marks a shell impact or other damage.

Packing List

by AussieKitten

Backpack for daytrips. Comfortable shoes, light clothing for the day and a cardigan/jacket at night (summer-spring-autumn). Warmer clothing for winter. Make sure you bring swimwear, as you wouldn't want to miss out on swimming here.

The First Stop...

by coceng

The first stop was Kolocep Island.

KOLOCEP is the nearest to Dubrovnik and this fact makes it the most popular destination for people from Dubrovnik. Subtropical vegetation, fresh sea air, grand pinewoods and olive-groves make this an attractive place.

On Kolocep Island, we just had about 45 minutes, walking around the island. Of course not enough time so we just walked within the bay of where the boat was docked.

It was almost quiet, maybe because it was still morning, around 10 to 11 am.
Although there were already some excursion boats around the small dock...

Dubrovnik at dusk


Not really night life, but at dusk, a special color of the light makes the landscape strange but you must hurry up if you want to take a picture. It will not last more than a few minutes and after that, it will be too late. This picture was taken from the upper road.


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