Dubrovnik is a very interesting town, though not as big as you might think (around 40.000 inhabitants). What a lot of people might not know is that the old town of Dubrovnik was completely shot to pieces during the war in the early 90’s and rebuilt with the help of the international community. Nowadays it is one of the most visited places in Croatia! Here you will find the 5 most fun things to do in Dubrovnik.
1. Visit the old town
Dubrovnik’s old town is one of the most visited places in Croatia, for good reasons! It is one of the most beautiful towns of the Balkan. It is very popular among tourist so the best time to visit Dubrovnik is may, june or september. The weather is still good and there will be less tourists. If you are here in the summer make sure you visit the old town in the evening, it is less crowded then!
2. Sea kayaking
Just outside of the old Town, next to the entrance you will find people offering kayaking tours. You will visit a secluded beach hidden underneath big rocks and only reachable by kayak or boat! Another stop could be Lokrum island, a small island near the old town of Dubrovnik and only 15-20 minutes away!
3. Have a beach day on Lapad peninsula
Babin Kuk is part of the Lapad peninsula on the other side of the port of Dubrovnik. It is a good walk to get there, from the old town it will take about 45 minutes but you can always take the bus. The beach here is long stretched and full of pebbles (like most beaches in Croatia). From the beach all the way to the right you have a nice view on the bridge that runs from and to Dubrovnik! The beach more to the left has more facilities, shops and restaurants!
4. Visit the nearby islands
There are several islands you can visit like Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. There is a ferry available that will go to Kolocep first, then to Lopud and lastly to Sipan. If you like sandy beaches then Lopud is the place to be, this is the only spot near Dubrovnik where you can find an actual sandy beach (all the other beaches around Dubrovnik are pebble beaches). This beach is called Plaza Sunj and is located on the other side of the island. When you arrive on Lopud you just need to cross the island, you cannot miss it!
5. Take the cable car up Srd mountain
There is a cable car that will take you to the top of a nearby mountain of Srd from which you have great views. There is a hiking trail too in case you feel like hiking and for the more cultural fanatics among us there is also a museum about the Homeland war from 1991-1995.