Walk the walls
Be sure to get an early morning start and schedule this early in your visit. The near-2km walk is nothing short of spectacular, with views, peaks, and panoramas into everything that Dubrovnik is famed for. This walk can be strenuous, especially in the height of Summer, but relief is at hand withy a number of kiosks along the fascinating route where you can rest and restore yourself for the remainder of your walk. Rubber-soled shoes, a wide-brimmed hat and a camera are essential.
BRUNCH AT THE GRADSKA KAVANA
DUBROVACKA ROZATA & MACARONA TORTE are among the local specialities.
GUNDULIC FARMERS' MARKET
for local produce and souvenirs including essential oils from local lavender fields, and our favourite- fig and bay leaf wreaths, or candied orange rind and almonds.
PICNIC IN THE PARK
just beneath the Pile Gates entrance for similar dramatic views of Bokar and Lovrijenac Fortresses.
FERRY TO LOKRUM
Ten minutes ride and countless perfect picture postcard photo opportunities; the legendary shipwreck island of Richard III.
EAST WEST BANJE BEACH CLUB
The beach where the chic chill-out to be seen. Located immediately outside the Old Town.
Located within the Sv.Ivan (St.John) fortress pictured above, a nice hours' pasttime.
About 20 minutes walk from Ploce gates Old Town. A trendy spot with great ambience.
RECTOR'S PALACE MUSEUM
Step back in time and relish the architecture, costumes, and history of Dubrovnik. Photography not permitted within the museum.
On Antuninska 1, just off Stradun or Placa, for our favourite home made soda-bread sandwiches. Perfect for that meal-on-the-run.
TWILIGHT ON STRADUN
Our favourite time of day to relax with a drink at of the dozens of bars, and take in the muted tones of twilight, after the cruise-ship crowds have dispersed, and it is time for a breather.
SUNSET AT THE BUZA BAR
One of the coolest bars in the world. Enjoy the adventure of finding the "hole in the wall" bar wedged on the rocky cliffs and overlooking Lokrum Island.
Stroll the cloistered gardens and browse the old medicine jars at the apothecary, or for those with more sense of fun and laughs, try THE "LUCKY STEP" : watch visitors try their late-night luck and gather just beside the church entrance where the deceptively slippery step sits wedged in the wall of the monastery.
LATE DRINKS AT THE TROUBADOUR JAZZ BAR
Around one corner and the next, follow your instincts to the popular night spot and grab a table while you can.
SUMATRIN BAY BEACHES AT LAPAD
Another short ferry ride from the Old Town to Lapad, well-serviced with restaurants, bars, and supermarket. A very relaxed setting where the world will walk by on the Promenade.