Exploring Majestic Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has to be one of my favourite places to spend a few days. You can choose to spend all day running around the different sights brimming with history old and new. Or it is just as easy to while away the time at one of the many instagrammable swimming spots within a stone’s throw of the city walls. We tend to land somewhere in the middle.
The most obvious crowd-pleaser is walking around the beautiful city walls. The views are incredible, and it’s the best way to appreciate the majesty of the old town. We headed up there early one morning, before the day became too hot and the crowd too much. Adopting a languishing stroll, we ooh-ed and aah-ed at the many orange roofs, crooked turrets and 7th century buildings. The entire walled-city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And check out that basketball court! I could definitely be motivated to work-out here.
Sweet talking one of the guards, we managed to nip down into the harbour for a late breakfast halfway around. I’ve captured some of my favourite places in this post.
On our first evening, we took the cable car up the hill which overlooks the city to watch the sun go down. There’s a great little museum which helps you appreciate the magnitude and devastation of what happened back in the 90s. The second picture below is of an old look-out point which has views back into Bosnia. If you have more than a couple of days I recommend visiting the War Photo Limited exhibition.
Our favourite beach to visit was definitely Sveti Jakov. Dubrovnik is surrounded by pebbled beaches, so while it isn’t the most comfortable for a fully-reclined read in the sun, it definitely trumps for its views of the city. And look at the colour of that water! Never leaving. Not ever.
And for any Game of Thrones enthusiasts, go location-scouting. Unfortunately we don’t fall into that category, and Peter Dinklage walking past in costume on our first night in the city was totally lost on us. Sorry, fans.
That pretty much sums up our adventuring in the city. If there’s only one thing you do outside of those walls, make sure it’s a cheeky kayak around the jewelled Elafiti islands. Thank-you Dubrovnik, we were totally spoilt!
With Love, Kate