When it comes to things to do in Dubrovnik, this place really does have it all; from cable car rides to walking the city walls and island hopping to Game of Thrones tours, these are just some of the top attractions in Dubrovnik. With an amazing coastline, sparkling turquoise waters, and beautiful medieval buildings, it’s no surprise that this Croatian city is known as ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.
For many visitors, strolling around the fort is at the top of their list of 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. Once you’ve finished exploring Dubrovnik’s attractions, you’ll find a couple of cafés near the harbour if you fancy a quick pit-stop.
You won’t want to leave without escaping to at least one of the islands off the coast. The uninhabited isle of Lokrum is just a few minutes from the shoreline by taxi boat, and it’s an unspoilt haven of pines, palms and cypress trees. As you start exploring, you’ll also discover medieval, Napoleonic and Habsburg ruins there.
If one island visit just isn’t enough for you, you can also take boat trips to other idyllic islands like Korcula, Peljesac and Hvar. A wealth of spectacular scenery awaits, and you can see them all by booking an island-hopping cruise from the harbour.