Otok Lokrum Travel Guide

  • Lokrum Island - seen from Dubrovnik
    Lokrum Island - seen from Dubrovnik
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  • Landscape at Lokrum Island
    Landscape at Lokrum Island
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  • Peahen on the rocks
    Peahen on the rocks
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Otok Lokrum Things to Do

  • Beaches at Lokrum

    Lokru is not really blessed with beautiful beaches, but there are a couple of spots which can be used to swim. The place I would recommend is close to the arrival point for the ferry. It's not a sand beach, but offers easy access between the rocks or so-called communist beaches (concrete platforms to take a sunbath with ladders to get into the...

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  • Ruins of Benidictine Abbey

    Founded in 1023, this medieval monastery is one of the oldest structires in the region. They cultivated vegetables, fruits and herbs on the island and this heritage is still preserved in form of the botanic gardens from 1959. Over the centuries, the abbey was altered and expanded until the earthquake from 1667. From then on, only necessary repairs...

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  • Fort Royal / Maximilian's Tower

    Fort Royal was built on the highest spot on the island by the French Occupiers in 1808. The complex consisted of several buildings. When the Austrian Habsburgs took over Dubrovnik, the island became a private property of Archduke Maximilian in 1859. The castle was turned into a private residence and known under the new name „Maximilian's Tower“....

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  • Rocks

    Not far from the dead sea lake are some lovely formations in the rocks on the coastline - rocky bathing platforms are popular with sunbathers here too. We didn't swim here but just enjoyed the views.

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  • Walks and Views from the Fort

    The path is steep, especially towards the top, but takes less than 30 minutes and your reward is the magnificent view of Dubrovnik, Cavtat and the island itself. Even the path on the way down from the fort on the far side of the island from where the boat docks gives wonderful tree-framed vistas of the old town. Do wear suitable shoes as the path...

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  • Lokrum Island

    Lokrum is a small island just in front of the old town of Dubrovnik. The whole island is now a small nature resort protected by the Croatian Academy of Art and Science and its worth a stroll over here if only for some peace and quiet away from the tourist trappings of the old city for a few hours - half a day is more than enough for this small...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    A few steps from the monastery and restaurant complex is a botanical garden. Probably grand in its day with tropical and subtropical plants but seemed somewhat neglected now - or perhaps it was just too late in the season. Mainly trees and cacti on view - these were about the most colourful that we saw.

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  • Old Monastery

    Walking through pathways you can easily reach the old Benedictine monastery preserved and partly restored into the Maximilian of Habsburg palace in 1859.. The cloister is epecially an idyllic place to see - hardly a soul around. It now serves as a restaurant and cafe bar - a pleasant place for a spot of lunch and this area also seems to be home to...

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  • Lionheart Legend

    Lokrum was also known as the island of kings, its first written mention was in 1023 when the Benedictine abbey and monastery were founded. According to legend, Richard the Lion-heart was shipwrecked here in 1192 after returning home from the crusades and found himself cast ashore, safe on Lokrum. In return he pledged to build a church on the island...

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  • Dead Sea

    Another path on the island leads to a natural feature on Otok Lokrum - a small lake linked with the open sea, called Mrtvo more - Dead Sea. An idyllic place in the summer I imagine for a dip - but watch the stones though - best to wear swim shoes.

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  • What a View

    This pic shows just what I mean about the views - its stuning! At first its just a glimpse but then it gets better and better as you get higher and higher. The views across to the other side of the island are just as lovely two (third pic) and down the coastline towards the resort of Cavtat. (Pic 4)

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  • Fort Royal

    Markers point out walking routes on the island and points of interest and one of the most popular ones is the path up to th old Fort Royal on the highest point of ther island. The fort is built in a 5 pointed star shape by French army in 1806 and can be climbed.

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  • Discover untouched nature

    Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik’s islands where the nature is untouched: Lokrum, Lopus, Mljet, St. Andrei

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  • Take a dip in the "Dead Sea"

    The Island has a pretty little lake called "Mrtvo More" or the "Dead Sea. " It is a nice place to go swimming. The water in the lake is warmer than the Adriatic this time of year. There is a hanging rope where you can swing into the water and also a small cave.

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  • Old Fort

    Take a hike uphill to the old fort. Although the walk to this fort is really not that far, it takes longer to get there than it may appear to be on the map since it is uphill. It is worth it because of the lovely views of the city of Dubrovnik from this point.

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Otok Lokrum Restaurants

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    by peterdhduncan Updated Aug 22, 2013

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    Lacroma Snack Bar, situated near to the island's harbour, is an excellent place for snacks and drinks with very friendly and helpful service, and live guitar music.

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Otok Lokrum Transportation

  • Short and Easy Boat Ride from Dubrovnik

    Getting to Lokrum from Dubrovnik is easy, convenient and inexpensive. Boats depart every hour during shoulder season and twice an hour during the summer from Dubrovnik's Old Port. Return tickets can be purchased right at the port and cost 25 Kuna ( a little less than 5 US dollars). There is a small map of the island right on the ticket. The ride to...

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  • Boat Service

    Its very simple to reach Otok Lockrum as taxi boats leave from old harbuor of Dubrovnik every 30 minutes during summer and its only takes 10-15 minutes to sail there. Tickets were just 35 kumnar return (thats £3.50) in 2005. Keep your ticket too as it has a handy map on it. There is just one bay that the ship docks by - just near an old villa that...

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  • Lokrum boat service

    The Lokrum boat service - departure from Old Harbour every hour starting from 9am till 5pm. Return from Lokrum every hour starting from 9.15am till 17.15pm. Last return from Lokrum at 6pm. In case of bad weather condition, the boat does not operate.

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Otok Lokrum Warnings and Dangers

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    Rocky path to the fort

    by chrissyalex Written May 27, 2005

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    The path to the fort is long and uphill...It really is not bad at all BUT the path directly up to the fort is made of rocks..rather large rocks, not pebbles. If you are wearing just sandals, you will get blisters. I did. It is much better to wear a thick soled shoe to walk this path.

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Otok Lokrum Off The Beaten Path

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    by chrissyalex Written May 27, 2005

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    There are peacocks on this island.

    While walking back from one of the beaches, I heard a whooshing sound, similiar to a fan. I looked over and saw a peacock puffing up his feathers trying to strut his stuff to impress a peahen.Not sure if he was successful..It looked to me that she was trying to head in the other direction!

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  • Cafés and Bars on Lokrum

    Lokrum has some places to sit down and buy a drink. However, prices are comparable to those on Dubrovnik's city walls. It is therefore recommended to buy most drinks in Dubrovnik and only buy those drinks at Lokrum which you want to consume in a café or bar. There is one close to the ferry jetty which makes good sandwiches, while Café / Bar „Lake“...

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  • Peacocks (or peafowl)

    These birds are mentioned as an attraction in Lokrum. They have been introduced during the Habsburg years (19th century) and have settled in pretty well. You can see them quite everywhere and some tourists look for a lost feather of a peacock. You can hear their sound all over the island.   Peacocks usually do not make trouble, but can someties be...

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