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 here. With amazing coastline, sparkling turquoise waters, and beautiful medieval buildings, it’s no surprise that this Croatian city is known as ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.
Places to go
When it comes to things to do in Dubrovnik, 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-boast, and it’s an unspoilt haven of pines, palms and cypress trees. As you start exploring, you’ll also discover medieval, ecclesiastical, 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.
On your trip to Dubrovnik, a visit to the Old Town is an absolute must. As the medieval heart of the city, you can rub shoulders with locals along the narrow streets while you explore the traditional marketplaces.