View of bridge from the harbour
This is the raod bridge which saves everyone an amazing amount of time. I've no idea how long it has been there but the raod map we bought did not have this on. If you want something spectacular to do there are bungee jumps from this bridge, not for me I'm afraid.
Urban life in Dubrovnik
People do actually live within the city walls of Dubrovnik. Residents on the south side (sea side) have the pleasure of tourists walking along the city wall gawking at their backyards and snapping pictures.
As a gawking tourist, I found this backyard very charming – with its covered patio, laundry drying on the line, fruit trees, outdoor brick oven and satellite dish.
walking the walls
This is a lovely "elevated" walk - in the sense that it takes you all over and around the fortified part of Dubrovnik waking along the old city walls. The walls encircle the entire town: they were built between the 8th and 16th century - and take you past some 6 forts or bastions, 3 round towers and 12 square towers and several rocky beaches. The place to start it is from Pile Gate - from there you can buy the ticket (15 kn) to access the walls. Done this? Then you can start the walking tour - anti-clockwise!
Between Dubrovnik and Cavtat,...
Between Dubrovnik and Cavtat, tourists usually miss visiting Zupa dubrovacka and its picturesque townships KUPARI, SREBRENO, MLINI, SOLINE and PLAT.
For more info contact their tourist office,
You can also visit (or go for a great, but EXPENSIVE meal) in 'KONAVOSKI DVORI'. It is in a valley of Konavle (20 minutes by car from Cavtat), in the lust greenery of the old wood in an ancient mill. You can enjoy smoked cheese kept in oil, young lamb and veal baked under the iron bell, home baked bread ....
Tel: +385/20/791039; 442573
Also, don't miss a trip to those beautiful islands around Dubrovnik (KOLOCEP, SIPAN, LOPUD) and to MLJET (national park).
MLJET has old thick forests, two picturesque salt water lakes (connected with each other and the sea), many sandy and gravel beaches, plentiful fishing grounds. There are remains of Illyrian castles and many ruins from the Roman times. The most valuable monument from the Romanesque period is the monastery on the small island in Veliko Jezero (Big Lake). An island within an island!
If you can visit KORCULA which undoubtedly holds a privileged position among Croatian islands. According to legend, Korcula was established by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12 century BC. Ancient Greek and Roman writers speak of the city of Korkyra Melania. The Latin version of the name is Corcyra Nigra, Black Corcyra, because of the thick woods on the island. The island of famous stonemasons, esteemed shipbuilders, sharp merchants and tanacious sea captains is the home of the unequaled explorer and travel writer Marco Polo. In the long history, the town streets, laid out in a regular herring-bone pattern, have seen many battles. Nowdays, each summer they come to life with the old knight's dance of Moreska (the dance evokes the battles with the Moors). In Blato there is another, equally interesting knights' dance called 'Kumpanija'. It symbolises the struggle for freedom.
For more info (airtickets, boat tickets, excursions, private accommodation, currency exchange) contact tourist agencies:
'ASTAREA' - tel: +385/20/478464; 478165
'ATLAS' - tel: +385/20/442222
'GULLIVER' - tel: +385/20/419109
Travel agency 'ADRIANA' (from Cavtat) has some interesting trips by boat (if you can, go on a trip by oldtimer 'RODITELJ'; see picture .... it is a unique experience). They organize trips Cavtat-Mlini-Dubrovnik-Cavtat and a trip to Elahphiti, three island cruise (fish picnic).
For more info tel/fax: +385/20/471199
The Border Pass by Bus
If you from Kotor, Montenegro to Dubrovnik, Croatia, only one bus from Kotor 13:15pm(6.5euro). some difficult border pass Montenegro between Croatia. because no run direct bus border cross. get off bus before Montenegro border and walking to border office( check passport departure permit ) and walking again, come to Croatia border office( check passport and baggage, admission into a Croatia ) and walking again to first resting place in Croatia, and? just waiting till come to a bus.I think it's take a nearly 40min border pass time.