Dubrovnik Travel Guide

A true gem of the Adriatic Sea and Croatia, tourists know Dubrovnik due to its film popularity and its Walls. It is one of the most interesting and amazing cities that you can visit in Croatia, so check out this Dubrovnik Travel Guide!

Located in the south part of Croatia Dubrovnik is a combination of modern and new, with rustic and old, and it creates a perfect blend of one of the most interesting and best cities to visit not only in Croatia but the whole of Europe.

Dubrovnik started to flourish when GOT (Game of Thrones TV show) was filmed here since then Dubrovnik has been the most visited city in Croatia by far, so check out why and learn everything that you need about Dubrovnik!

What to expect in Dubrovnik

Language spoken in Dubrovnik

Croatian is the main language of Croatia, but people mostly talk fluent English, German and even Italian, so you won’t have any issues with communication.

Currency used in Opatija

The main currency of Croatian is Kuna or Hrvatska kuna. You can easily change your money anywhere in the city.

Credit cards and ATMs

The majority of places now accept credits card, due to their popularity, but always keep cash due to small cafes still taking them.

When to visit Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an all-year-round destination. It is decently warm all year round since it is located in the South of Croatia, and there you can easily take a swim in early October.

Getting around Dubrovnik

Public transport: Public transport is not necessary for Dubrovnik since the city has great connections and you can easily access and see all the attractions and places on foot.

Walking or biking: I would recommend both as means of exploring, but I think that for Opatija walking is a little better since it is very up and down with narrow roads that you will have a hard time biking in.

Boutique Hotel Stari Grad

This historic residence has recently been renovated to a high standard. You will love having breakfast on their terrace with the panoramic views of the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik. Free Wifi, Airport shuttle, paid parking. Check out the amazing Boutique Hotel Stari Grad.

Location: Od Sigurate 4, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €200 +

Prijeko Palace

Rooms in this historic palace are individually designed and range from the modern to the Baroque style. Additional and iconic view of Dubrovnik rooftops is available from every room. Check out Prijeko Palace.

Location: Prijeko ul. 24, 20000, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Hostel
Price range: €87 +

Porta Guesthouse

Bright and airy, this guesthouse is just minutes away from the Old Town and Dubrovnik City Center. It also features Free Wifi, Family rooms, Airport shuttle, and some rooms that feature a sea view. Check out Porta Guesthouse.

Location: Ul. Između vrta 4-17, 20000, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Price range: €100 +

Villa Ragusa Vecchia

This 1830 villa decorated with wood and stone details is moments away from the City Walls. Even if it is from 1830, the interior is from 2022. Free Wifi, fully equipped kitchen, and paid parking. Check out Villa Ragusa Vecchia.

Location: Hvarska ul. 8, 20000, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €95 +

Villa Leoni

Located above the popular Banje beach, this traditional stone house offers modern amenities, including a kitchen. Some units have access to a sea-view balcony. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Check out, Villa Leoni.

Location: Buića ul. 14, 20000, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Price range: €240+

This is the most affordable restaurant in Dubrovnik. Mezzanave includes a choice of pizzas, pasta, salads, risottos, soups, burgers, and other grilled meat. Besides, the restaurant has a daily lunch offer that is even more affordable, like around 50 Kn (6.7 €) for a main and a side dish.

A five-minute walk from the old town, Sesame is a peaceful oasis away from the crowds. The restaurant has two terraces, ground and a first-floor terrace. The menu is great, it includes dishes like homemade pasta, cucumber gazpacho, duck breasts, and even some vegetarian dishes.

Location: Dante Alighieri 2, 20000, Dubrovnik
Price range: €€

Bistro Tavulin is a family-run restaurant in the old town of Dubrovnik with excellent food, beautiful plating, and attention to detail. The bistro Tavulin is close to the main street, with indoor and street-side seating. Food is fresh, tasty, and innovative. The menu items include Croatian dishes like mussels in white wine, octopus salad, gnocchi with braised veal, and more.

Location: Ul. Cvijete Zuzorić 1, 20000, Dubrovnik
Price range: €€

Pantarul cuisine is based on seasonal ingredients. The vegetables arrive from the fields near Dubrovnik, the fish is what the local fishermen have caught that day and the meat is prime quality. In a simple, and modern way, you can opt for the creative five-course tasting menu of fish or meat, or choose from the concise à la carte selection.

Location: Ul. kralja Tomislava 1, 20000, Dubrovnik
Price range: €€

Dubrovnik’s city walls

The City Walls are open year-round and take about an hour and a half to complete the full circle.

I would recommend visiting in the morning or the late afternoon, but be aware that the walls will be packed in the high season. You don’t necessarily need a guide to visit the city walls. However, if you’re interested in learning more about history it may be a good idea.

Discover the Stari Grad (Dubrovnik Old Town)

Sure, doing a tour of the Old Town would help give some historical context to this city’s history. However, I do recommend you carve out time to simply just get lost in its’ vastness. Climb the cobblestone steps and discover the quieter areas of town.

Visit the top of Mount Srd

Seeing Dubrovnik from the top of Srd is a must. You can either hike there or go there via a cable car, it all depends on you. The top of Srd overlooks Dubrovnik and the Adriatic, and there are often horses and goats roaming around.

There is the Panorama restaurant on the very top, which is perfect for dinner or a drink. I do recommend visiting the war museum at the top if you are interested in the history of the Homeland war.

Visit the local beaches

There are too many beaches in Dubrovnik to count, and some are more touristy than others. Banje Beach is the most popular, but there are so many others that many don’t even know about. You don’t have to worry about any dangerous fish in the sea.

Also, make sure to be careful going cliff jumping. Many areas appear safe but tourists end up injuring themselves with rocks under the surface (especially near Buze Bar).

Kayak or Snorkel on the Adriatic

Kayaking is one of the best activities to do in Dubrovnik. I think it is one of the best ways to experience what the seaside landscape has to offer and uncover the hidden areas of Dubrovnik, alongside having some fun and experiences.

Take a boat ride over to Cavtat or Lokrum island

Cavtat or Lokrum are both just as beautiful as Dubrovnik but are more quaint and serene. They are about a 30-minute bus ride or a boat ride from the Old Town. You can also take a boat from the Old Town, or many other ports in the Zupa region, like Srebeno, Mlini, and Plat.

Stroll through Uvala in Lapad

Lapad is actually one of my favorite areas in Dubrovnik and is often more of a mix between locals and tourists. Uvala Street is a popular place to walk, which has restaurants, shops, and beaches. It is about a 20-minute walk outside the Old Town.

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