iastical, Napoleonic, and Habsburg ruins here.

If one island visit just isn’t enough for you, you can also take boat trips out to other idyllic Croatian islands, like Vis, Korcula and Hvar. A wealth of spectacular scenery awaits, and you can see them all by booking an island-hopping cruise from the harbour


For many visitors to the city, taking a strolling around the forts is at the top of their list for things to do in Dubrovnik. You’ll need to buy a ticket to do so; take it at your own pace, and make the most of the spectacular views over the red roofs of the city and out to the bright blue Adriatic Sea. There aren’t many places like this in the world, that’s for sure. Once you’ve finished exploring Dubrovnik’s attractions, you’ll find a couple of cafés at near the harbour if you fancy a quick pit-stop.

Places to visit

One of the best things to do in Dubrovnik is to find a beach once all your sightseeing is done; there’s a part-shingle, part-pebble beach just a short walk from Ploče Gate, and it’s called Banje. This is by far the busiest and most popular beach, and it’s a brilliant spot for families. From here, you can soak up the sunshine, cool off in the sea, and admire the views over the lush green island of Lokrum. Locals tend to head down to Sveti Jakov, which is a 20-minute walk away, north of the Old. It’s perfect if you fancy a quieter beach away from the crowds.

6 Things to do in Dubrovnik