Dubrovnik Travel Guide

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Dubrovnik Things to Do

  • City walls

    5 out of 5 stars

    If you take a day trip to Dubrovnik you should not miss a walk on the city walls. The total length of the city wall is 1920square meters. It takes about two hours to do. Complete walk around the old town in the summer take into account the hot temperatures. Walking on the wall can be very hot during summer, there is no shelter around. Be prepared...

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  • Stradun

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The most famous street in Dubrovnik is Stradun or Placa street. Stradun is the widest street in the old town, and runs east-west and divides the town in both northern & southern "halves". The surface is worn smooth by people walking on it. On both sides of the street are many shops, cafes and restaurants. At the eastern end is a clock tower and a...

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  • Island of Lokrum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    For those who stay for a longer time in Dubrovnik, a day trip to Lokrum can be an interesting option. Though the island has no beautiful sand beaches, it has a couple of swimming opportunities, a lot of paths to walk along in the woods, the ruins of a castle and those of a monastery and two cafés. The swimming opportunities are rocky places, but...

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Dubrovnik Restaurants

  • Croatian Cuizine

    4 out of 5 stars

    I spent my New Year holidays in Dubrovnik and from all restaurants I have tried during 5 days in dubrovnik, the restaurant Gusti was the worst. Its location is in the center (Izmedjuu polaca 11) and I really advice any tourist to stay away from it. There is a someone at the door who will try to convince you to enter and once you get in, you will...

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  • Seafood

    4 out of 5 stars

    The food was so bad here that I am starting to guess what happened to Ragusa 1. It had real potential. I came across this restaurant when I noticed some tables in a narrow alleyway just north and up the stair from Stradum. It looked nice inside and out, the menu look great and the staff said that a free drink came with meals. Get in there. I then...

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  • Vegetarian food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    nishta is a new culinary concept in Dubrovnik that is simply refreshing. It serve only authentic, 100% vegetarian dishes, with vegan and gluten-free options available. nishta is open from Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 23:00. Closed on Sunday. 'NISHTA' in Croatian language means, verbally, 'NOTHING'. The owner explained the gimmick to me: Croatian...

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Dubrovnik Nightlife

  • Latino Club

    Latino Club Fuego first opened its doors in Jun 2001. In a short period of time it become the most popular club in Dubrovnik. Interesting, carefully designed interior, excellent music, reasonable prices, and pleasant staff make a Latino Club Fuego's visitors become its permanent satisfied guests.

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  • Stradun

    Despite being in a hotel some kilometers from town, we went there at night. Stradum was so lively (and almost so hot) as during the day. We entered a tavern between the clock tower and Sponza palace to a quick drink. They had live music, but I had in mind trying to find some folk dancing. No chance, there was no performance in town that day....

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  • Pub Karaka (Irish Pub)

    Nothing really exciting, but the place for you if Ale, Stout and football on the telly are your thing. Do not expect anything Irish but a nice atmosphere and a lot of British tourists. That said, it can become quite full when there is an attractive match on the screen. A pint of Guinness was 45 Kuna in 2013. Some pub snacks like sandwiches are...

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Dubrovnik Transportation

  • Boat to the hotel

    We were informed that we had a public boat connecting Dubrovnik to Plat (our hotel location) and Mljet, but we had no time (and no need) to use it. I felt sorry, because this could allow us the only angle of the beautiful town we didn't see: from the sea.

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  • A bus journey from Dubrovnik to Mostar

    I travelled with a friend by bus from Dubrovnik to Mostar by bus as there are no railways from Dubrovnik. I bought my ticket from the office in the bus station in Dubrovnik. The bus station is a short bus ride (Libertas services 1a & 1b) from Old Town. The departure time was 15.15, the bus company CRB and journey time about 4 hrs 30 mins. The bus...

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  • To & From Dubrovnik airport by bus

    Dubrovnik has a small airport (Cilipi) about 20 kms from the Old Town. However there is a shuttle bus which meets the arrival times of flights, and takes passengers to Pile Gate and the main bus station. Coaches are run by Atlas Agency, and the fare is 35 kuna, Tickets must be bought from the Atlas Agency office in the arrivals luonge. Journey time...

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Dubrovnik Shopping

  • Shop where locals do

    While walking and exploring Dubrovnik, I walked outside the Old town and found a supermarket which advertised "When in Dubrovnik shop where locals do". I found the cost of eating in the old town restaurants very expensive, and by the time I was exploring the old town I was ready for some lunch. Near to a rocky beach was this supermarket which sold...

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  • Souvenirs and crafts

    The offer is pretty unique among cheep chinese souvenirs products that are offered in many souvenirs shopes in the Old town.. Shop offers local products ( rose liqour, carob brandy...), crafts( handmade and hand painted ceramics with motives of Dubrovnik nature as olives, lavander, figgs..), unique souvenirs ( replicas of croatian historical...

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  • Bajadera

    One of the unique and best tastes of Croatia is Bajadera. That is the local quality chocolate, it is one of my favourite chocolates, unfortunately I can only get it in Croatia and so in my last visit I bought lots of it to take back home with me.

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Dubrovnik Local Customs

  • Laundry

    This is typical Mediterranean habbit, drying cloths outdoors at the fresh air. Shouldn't be too sunny but also not too windy and then it's ideal for fast drying. Fresh and slightly salted air gives to a cloths very special smell. Coastal people use this method all year long because winter isn't that cold and rarely snowing. The only problem is...

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  • Money & Language

    Local currency is croarian Kuna and it's easy to get it on the many atm machines around the old town. Restaurants usually accept also euro. English is well spoken by most people in contact with tourisis and many also speack italian.

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  • Up and down all around

    I didn't count it but must be like million of stairs all over the city. Central part of Dubrovnik is pretty plane, especially around the Stradun, while it edging parts on both northern ans southern side are very steep. One must be in pretty good body shape to stroll up and down, especially if in a short visit to the town. Elder people must be very...

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Dubrovnik Warnings and Dangers

  • tourists

    Dubrovnik has become extremely popular in recent years and the infrastructure hasn't quite caught up. The real problem is when the enormous cruise liners arrive and disgorge their passengers en masse into the small old town. These beasts are like small floating cities, and the passengers are ferried in non-stop frenzy of activity. Hundreds of...

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  • Swimming

    Sea urchins are small, globular, spiny sea creatures that cover much of the sea floor off the coast of Dubrovnik. This isn't a bad thing being as they only gather in super clear water. I'd recommend that you wear sea socks or something to cover your feet while walking through the water. Also, if you snorkel, be carefuil you dont brush up against...

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  • Heat exposure

    Summer days in Dubrovnik can be surprisingly hot. Even in early June (when we were there) the sun , and the humidity, were really enervating ... and coming from Australia as I do, I thought I was used to hot weather! The pale stone buildings and stone-paved squares radiate the heat so you'll be glad of the respite offered by narrow alleys,...

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Dubrovnik Tourist Traps

  • credit card

    When in a restaurant of old town you are asked: would you like to pay cash or credit card? Just know the subtitle: if you pay with credit card you will be charged at least 3% more. pay cash, ATM machines commissions are cheaper.

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  • Gil’s

    Well, well, well, yes, believe it or not, this places is named: Gil’s. This is not my own place even if the name looks like this ;-) This restaurant and bar is located between the walls of the old town and actually did not seems very inviting and service was a bit on the snobs side, so I don’t really know, maybe they look for those kind of...

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  • The new cable car - not worth the time...

    At the main gate, you get a lot of advertising on the new cable car to the nearby hill. We took it and it turned out to be a bad idea: the view is a kind of dull, and we could spend our time and 73 Kuna in a much better way. The reasons for the poor choice are: 1. the cables of the cablecar are always in view, 2. there areen't many places that you...

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Dubrovnik What to Pack

  • Clothing

    The women in Dubrovnik really seem to go all out, especially in the evening. Of course there are plenty of scruffy tourists too, but if you subscribe to the "when in Rome" philosophy, bring your poshest clothes and shoes.

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  • Sunscreen or burn

    You better have your sunscreen because you're gonna get toasted in Dubrovnik. It doesn't matter if you don't go to the beach, the sun is really strong here, be careful. Lots of polarizers A pad and towel for the rocks on the 'beaches'

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  • Guidebook

    The 2nd edition Lonely Planet Croatia guidebook is priceless if you are traveling in Croatia for more than a few days. It is really worth its price, and the information you will gain from it will make your travels in the country ever so much more memorable and meaningful.

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Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

  • Neighbouring islands

    One of the alternatives in our free day in Dubrovnik was a trip to the Elaphiti Islands. Having visited worderful Islands as Hvar, Korcula or Peljesac we thought that it wouldn't add much to our program, and decided to visit Mostar. Anyway, the island of Lokrum, just some minutes away from town, was easy to see from the distance

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  • Day trips

    I did this trip with Adriatic global agency. The bad side is that you have to pay online if you want to book from home, the good side of the medal is that they organise smaller groups than Gulliver travel. The price with online discount was 52 € and the bus was for 12 people. I enjoyed this trip though I usually am not a fan of group excursions....

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  • Beaches

    Don't expect great beaches,but, after burning in the sun along the city walls, all the water is welcome, and the coast around the town provides several beaches. Well, the possible beaches, but all with great views. (When I remember my swim in Vodice, I must confess that this, in a pebble beach, was... SUPER.)

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Dubrovnik Sports & Outdoors

  • Water polo

    Dubrovnik's waterpolo "Divlja Liga" (Wild League) games are played on this beach, a traditional amateur league played by teams, each representing one of Dubrovnik beaches. These games are always very interesting and even funny. There are lots of supporters on stands cheering for their beach and atmosphere is better then on official waterpolo games.

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  • Amazingly different way to see the...

    This is a Dalmatian kayaking tour with a twist. Not only do you get to see the stunning coastline that all the companies offer, but with the traditional boat in support you feel as though you are paddling in a postcard. The tour starts out in Korcula Town, the home of Marco Polo, and finishes in Dubrovnik. Along they way we visit wineries, the...

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  • Sea kayaking, The Elaphite Islands

    Imagine the crystal blue sea around the remote Elaphite Islands!We had one full-day tour around the islands:3 Islands: Šipan, Ruda, and Lopud and as they say on their website "Combine the history of Šipan and the sandy beaches of Lopud with Ruda's own cliffs, caves, and swimming and snorkeling spots."Facts:"Moderate, 18 km kayaking / Departures...

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Dubrovnik Favorites

  • Beautiful Dubrovnik

    Somehow I had never wanted to visit Dubrovnik. In the 1980s only old people from Germany went here. Then the war came and big parts of Dubrovik were destroyed. Only then I thought of it as a normal town with people actually living there, not some kind of "Disneyland for Pensioners". They rebuilt everything rather quickly and Dubrovnik came back to...

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  • General Info

    If you have the chance to have this guidebook, grab a copy of it. At first, I thought that it is just full of ads. Well, the first half is while the second half has a good description of several Dubrovnik sights and good tips. Up to a certain point, it is comparable to in your pocket – just thicker with good history info – and always for free....

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  • Beaches

    OK we were on the further peninsula - Babin Kuk. Also plenty of hotels here - most with beaches nearby. The Copacabana is the largest beach in this complex (and the nearest to our hotel) partly open to the public. It is a long pebble and rocky platform beach with a restaurant and cafe bar. On our day of arricval we wandered down here and just sat...

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