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Dubrovnik Guide

Dubrovnik is an awesome city without even really trying but it’s a great idea to have an idea of the best stuff going on before you take off in order to get the most out of your weekend. From octopus to gorgeous beaches, you’ll be spoilt for choice here!

Getting In


The only feasible way to get to Dubrovnik really is via aeroplane. Loads of the regular airlines which you can take from major airports in the UK offer flights to this Croatian city and it’ll take you around 2.5 hours to get there. Dubrovnik has its own airport and so travelling from your flight to your hotel room is nothing more than a hop, skip and a jump away. Croatian Airlines run a shuttle bus which is handy for getting to the airport and into the city for just 3 kuna.

Visiting Islands

One of the great joys of the Dalmatian coast is the many islands which surround it. Beaches in Dubrovnik are absolutely stunning but sadly, this means that they can get really overpopulated with tourists and locals alike on sunny days. Natives to the city like to get their beach fix by travelling to the surrounding islands of Elafiti and Mijet which have incredible coastline hangouts. Cheap and frequent boats run to these all the time.


Although most Croatians speak amazing English, especially in Dubrovnik, it’s fun to try and learn a few choice phrases to slip into conversation!

  • Hello – Bok
  • How are you? – Kato ste?
  • Please – Molim
  • Thank-you – Hvala
  • Yes – Da
  • No – Ne
  • Beer – Piva
  • Red/white wine – crnog/bijelog vina
  • I love you – Volim te
  • Pleased to meet you – Drago mi je
  • Coffee house – Kavana
  • You have a beautiful name - Lmaš lijepo ime
  • Can I have your phone number? - Možeš li mi dati svoj broj telefona?
  • I’m lost - Izgubio sam se


Bell Tower

Although this might not sound particularly exciting, seeing the tiny green characters or ‘Zalenci’ ringing out tunes on the bells is really quite something! Well worth the trek up the stairs for a quick ‘bok’ to Maro and Baro.

Placa Stradun

At night, Placa Stradun really comes alive and it’s beautiful to boot. The streets are straight and perfectly designed and you and the girls will love getting an ice cream, coffee or slice of pizza here when the sun goes down. We’d recommend a stroll around after dinner and before hitting the clubs.

5D Theatrum

We’re still baffled as to what the 5th ‘D’ (or indeed the 4th) might be but it’s one of the most popular destinations in the entire city, so we’re guessing it’s good. See an incredible film experience which will take you through the history of Croatia and the recent Croatian war and the impact it had on the city of Dubrovnik.

City Walls

Dubrovnik is one of the few remaining walled cities in the world and so it’d be a real crime to leave without seeing some or all of the 2 kilometres of wall which wrap its historic contents up. 

Because the best things in life are free…

Dubrovnik is cheap compared to prices we’d pay in the UK but it’s actually quite pricey compared with the rest of Croatia. With this in mind, we’ve sought out all of the best things to do for absolutely nothing, so if you’ve got an hour or two to spare, there’s no need to break the bank.

Mount Srd

It might look like a typo, but trust us, Mount Srd is certainly no mistake! You’ll have to be pretty fit and up for a challenge if you fancy getting all the way to the top but the view is definitely worth the walk. At 90 minutes treacherous climbing to catch a glimpse though, we wouldn’t blame you for catching the €10 cable car to the top  where you can view the city of Dubrovnik from a massive 413 miles high!

Banje Beach

Located conveniently close to the popular Old Town, Banje is stunning and has its own café and bar on the beachside, so you can enjoy an ice cold beer or white wine as the waves come in to the shore! It’s located right next to the super trendy East West Beach Club where you’re likely to experience some serious bikini envy…

The Troubador

Troubador Square, located in the Old Town is ideal for a little free entertainment when the sun goes down. Hear free live jazz every night here and experience an amazing atmosphere.     

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