Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.
WHAT TO DO AND SEE?
Walk the City Walls. I’d say this is something you should do to start with. And you can take your time there and take loads of beautiful shots.
For all Game of Thrones lovers you should check the location of the famous Walk of Shame.
I loved just walking around in Dubrovnik’s old town, so many cute little streets with steps and plants. You should browse the Market in the Old Town too. Old town is not huge so everything is within easy reach.
On our third day in Dubrovnik we went on the Elaphiti islands tour organised by Elite Travel. A full-day experience of the Adriatic Sea, this unique sailing excursion took us to the three Elaphiti Islands on board the galleon Tirena. We have visited three largest islands, Koločep, Šipan and Lopud, all lush in citrus gardens, lovely seashore landscapes, charming villages, old seaman´s houses and little votive churches. On board the ship, we had a lovely lunch: grilled fish and tasty salads coupled with some wine. We got to explore islands ourselves which was really cool. As we had time to explore the parts of the island we wanted. After a day on the boat, a return transfer waited in the harbour and took us back to the hotel. I felt tired after all the day but it was definitely worth it. And I would highly recommend it. It was a lovely hassle free day and that’s what you want on holidays, right?
WHERE TO STAY?
We stayed in a gorgeous five-star hotel Dubrovnik Hotel Palace. Hotel Dubrovnik Palace nestles on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula. Just a few minutes drive northwest of medieval Dubrovnik Old Town, the cinematic location offers a phenomenal view of the Elaphiti Islands from every space. Hotel also offers direct access to peaceful private beach, two outdoor pools – plus a third indoor one, a PADI diving centre, tennis court, and a leafy jogging path and walking routes through picturesque woods that rise up Petka hill behind the hotel. We had a sea view room and it was a pleasure to wake up to this view.
Breakfast buffet had loads of options including gluten free choices.
Location was perfect to explore Dubrovnik old town. There are a bus stop in front of the hotel and it takes you direct to town in about 10 minutes. Bus runs till late also. I’m not a bus person but had no issues with this one, as it was tidy, efficient and mainly tourists onboard.
WHERE TO EAT?
First night, for my Birthday celebration, we had a table booked at the Panorama restaurant located at the cablecar station on the Srđ mountain. The view there is breathtaking! Service and food were excellent. We also arrived an hour before our actual booking not intentionally though haha. My boyfriend just got mixed up with times (he actually organised all the trip and things to do so I can’t blame him) but we got a table straightaway as it was ready! It was really nice of them not to make us wait.
Second night we just stopped in a random place, and I wouldn’t recommend it… But I cannot remember what the place was called. Food was very basic.
Third night we both were craving pizza. We went to Mea Culpa Pizzeria & Trattoria in Dubrovnik’s old town. Football was also on that night so it worked out very well. And pizza was soooo delicious! Definitely the place for pizza in Dubrovnik.
WHAT I WORE?
And here goes the favourite part of holidays outfits because you get to wear 2 or 3 outfits in one day! Win win haha.
It was hot in the day but it was cooler in the evenings so a light jacket or jumper is a good idea. I only had a denim jacket so one evening had to borrow my boyfriend’s sweater.
Yu can shop my outfits here. Some of the items I’m wearing are already sold out but were possible I’ve linked very similar ones.