Dubrovnik, Croatia

Better than a beach holiday

DRINK WINE OVERLOOKING THE HARBOUR

CATCH THE VIEWS RIDING THE CABLE CAR

SUNBATHE ON THE CURSED LOKRUM ISLAND

TAKE A GAME OF THRONES WALKING TOUR

ENJOY SEAFOOD DISHES ALONG THE SHORE IN CAVTAT

ENJOY THE FAMOUS ICE-CREAM

GO ON A PUB CRAWL WITHIN THE CITY WALLS

DEVOUR PIZZA BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD

EAT LOBSTER HARBOUR-SIDE

DAY TRIP TO THE MOSTAR AND KRAVICA WATERFALLS`

Top Tips

Try and get on the cable car first or last if you are wanting to see the view and take pictures as there is very little to see when you are squashed in the middle

Pre-book your cable car tickets as the queue was huge when I visited

The banana milkshakes in Lacroma Snack Bar on Lokrum Island are incredibly tasty

Bring trainers, even in the summer months, you'll thank me later - the amount of steps required to access inside the city walls is mind-blowing

BARTER, BARTER, BARTER for taxis, we managed to get a taxi driver down by half the amount!

A short walk out of the city walls you will find small local Italian restaurants where they do the most amazing, huge pizzas for an even more amazing price

Even though I swear by pre-booking, you may find bartering with the Island boat trip companies will get you a better price, but make sure you shop around the stalls on the harbour

Bring snorkels/goggles/sea shoes with you as the local shops charge an arm and a leg for them

Go to your local mini-supermarket or deli and grab a baguette and filling for brunch - everyday in Dubrovnik we walked to the local shop and had a white baguette with salami and brie mmmm

Good to know

Lokrum Island is said to be cursed by monks whereby if you spend the night there you have a destiny to die suddenly; do not miss the last boat!

The currency is Dubrovnik, Croatia is Croatian Kuna.

The best time to visit is, in my opinion, is the summer months for the sunbathing and island-hopping. However if you are wanting to truly explore Dubrovnik the spring/autumn may be more comfortable due to the temperature and extreme amount of steps.

In Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island there is a significant lack of sandy beaches, however Lokrum Island has ladders to assist you in and out of the sea

Lokrum Island from Dubrovnik takes around 15 minutes and costs around 40 kuna (5 euros)

Tours around the castle walls are pricey, averaging £40 each so make sure you account for that

The easiest way to get to and from the airport is definitely taxi/private transfer

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