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Things to Do in Dubrovnik and Beyond

Updated on March 14, 2018
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The things you can do with an open mind in Dubrovnik. A beautiful tourist attraction.

Great views of the Southern part of Croatia

A view of Dubrovnik old city
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What to do beyond Dubrovnik

Croatia has a population of 4.2 million inhabitants and the neighboring countries; such as Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Hungary.

Traveling to Dubrovnik and beyond allows for an enjoyable experience. Whether it's your first time in Croatia or second time around, you will want more from this peaceful place.

You can visit Lokrum Island on a ferry between Lokrum and mid-point of the Old Town. The island is popular for its plants.

A fairly short trip to the Historic sites

The plateau has a picturesque monastery, restaurants and cafes; I was amazed by the interesting island that many people have mentioned. The scattered paths are made of old stone.

Island visits are unique and most fascinating.

The many peacocks on Lokrum were a surprise.Rocky beaches and the views are spectacular.

Explore the old monastery on Lokrum. I found out that some parts of Game of Thrones were filmed in this monastery.

You can easily find a spot to sunbathe. Be prepared for the rocky spots.

There is a lot of green sea lake in the heart of the island.

When in Dubrovnik and you want to get away from the crowded streets go to the Lokrum island. You won't travel far away but will enjoy the surrounding areas.

The beautiful nature and the small lake with rocky beaches will surprise you.

Wild animals are free and are noticed around the island. The walk will be a challenge for individuals who are not fit for the challenge and for those who ignore wearing comfortable shoes.

I know any where in Dubrovnik is great to visit. The cable car is a must in Dubrovnik. To have a good view of the gorgeous shoreline you got to get up there.

The top view is stunning.

They have a small gift shop and cafe bar. For your convenience a rest room and the building is air-conditioned. Don't look for disappointments because you won't be disappointed. It is worth the long wait.

The cable care may not be for everyone.

If you want a cable car experience try this one.

The cable car is open for three years and was damaged during the civil war.

Ancient city walls of Dubrovnik

I walked the entire walk around three times on the Dubrovnik city walls. The walk could take an hour or more depends on how you go along in the scorching heat.


My first trip to Cavtat felt unique. People discover Cavtat and travel there to experience another laid back lifestyle. You can travel by boat to Cavtat from Dubrovnik, or by bus. A charming place in a small village. There are many restaurants and cafe bars.

You don't have to go to the cafe bars. It is not my style to sit at cafe bars and have chats with friends. It is a culture effect here. Cavtat is famous for its large town and people enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Cafe bars are everywhere here and is a way of life.

I like the pebble beach. It’s attractive and tucked into the peninsula.

The region known as Konavle stretches out further to the Montenegrin border and this includes Cavtat.

The green vineyards, and olive orchards, catch the eye in an instant. The folklore dances take place in Cilipi on every Sunday and is a fun-filled event.

There are ferries to three islands.

I went on a trip to the Elaphite Islands an unforgettable one.

The Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud Islands.

You won't find many sandy beaches.

When traveling in Konavle and you can enjoy sightseeing of many villages, and nature in itself. The unspoiled nature of a special countryside is unique.

The Konavle valley lies between the clear waters of the Adriatic sea and a mountain known as the Sniježnica mountain. You can enjoy a full tour in the Konavle valley to taste the local wine produced at the wineries.

The country side has its own natural beauty to offer. A visit to the Sokol Kula which is also known as the Falcon Tower is breathtaking. You will notice the ice cream stall close to the castle. Souvenirs from the southern part of Croatia which you will not find in any other part of Croatia are sold here.

The fresh air and the scent of different herbs is a memorable experience too.. A short walk around the village and you will learn of another culture in a traditional manner.

The mill is located on the Ljuta River the water is icy cold in summer. Here you will see corn-grinding and cloth-processing.

You can swap your travel idea from Dubrovnik streets to a quiet outing to see the natural beauty of the rural Dalmatia. The view of the rural area is different and quiet. Rent a car or travel by bus at your convenience.

Look out the window to view the medieval roads where you will notice the ruins of old buildings from the war. Most buildings are not renewed due to Serbian owners not claiming their property.

Explore another part of Croatia the southern region known for its natural beauty.

The Sokol tower has a small gift shop and a cafe bar.

The forgotten old castle has invited many tourist since its opened. The region is rural and share the traditional meaning of the culture. You won't find such traditional values in many parts of the word, especially in this modern day.

Life changed and will not be the same again. I learned to accept my life in a foreign country. The places I visited taught me about the history of Croatia and of the smaller areas part of Konavle.

A famous Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac, an artist through family history.

The stone-built house from the nineteenth century, is a spacious two-storey building. The artist moved to Paris after placing his new paintings in the gallery. The interest Saint Nikola's church is built in Cavtat. The building holds the valuable paintings of the great artists Benedetto Genarri's, Vlaho Bukovac. and of the painter Carmelo Reggio.

The old monasteries are of great value to the history of Konavle.

the museums and galleries are of interest to many visitors.

I enjoyed traveling around Croatia and cherish the southeastern part the most because I live here.

My journey has taken me far and wide and I manage my new life well.

Under the blue skies or under the grey skies I chose to be happy and nothing and no one will change the way i live in a foreign place.

I met several local people and speak with an open mind to them.

New ideas come to mind and I go with the flow.

I don't want to change for anyone. It has been a long time living here and I can't see myself living as that local person.

Why can't I let go and be that local person?

I am different in my beliefs and methods of living from what I was taught to what I have learned in this present life.

Years have passed by and each time I listen to the negative conversations, it makes me think of how I gained my positive lifestyle in Croatia. Determination is power.

I don't fall into that depressed moods. It is not good for me. Life is precious and I chose to live each day as a new beginning for me.

Live and let down your hair in laid back lifestyle

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Greensleeves Hubs thank you for commenting. A visit to the southern part of Croatia is a great decision. I have met many people who have visited my part of the world and simply love it. It was a huge adjustment but being happy is important and that is how I feel about my life.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 

      2 years ago from Essex, UK

      I have long thought of visiting Dubrovnik and southern Croatia, having once been to northern Croatia and the Istrian Peninsula and seen the lovely countryside there. Thanks for the suggestions of places to visit around the city and the nearby islands. Alun

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Hari Thank you and this place is awesome!

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore


      Would love to visit this place. Thanks for opening up, another place of interest to visit.

      - Hari

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tamarawilhite Yes, they did a year ago and that was in the old town of Dubrovnik. The rich history is an incredible experience here. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Tamara Wilhite 

      2 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      Are they shooting scenes from Game of Thrones near your area? The architecture looks similar.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      poetryman6969 Thank you for stopping by.

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      2 years ago

      Love the beautiful photos. Good job on the hub!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      aesta1 Dubrovnik and beyond is beautiful and peaceful. Thank you.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. Thank you for stopping by. A beautiful place indeed! I appreciate the Tweet!

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      Mary Norton 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      One of these days, we will get there definitely. Looks really lovely.

    • D.A.L. profile image


      2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Really enjoyed this one Devika, you sure sell your part of the world very well. fantastic places and enhanced by your images. Tweeted.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swalia thnak you for stopping by always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rajan jolly thank you for stopping by.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Looks like wonderful places to visit...Thanks for sharing!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Dubrovnik and its surrounding places look very attractive and I have always been fascinated by nature and prefer to spend time here anyday.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Jtrader thank you for stopping by always grateful.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi I should have said the cable car was restored new and nothing to be afraid of.Thank you

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      2 years ago

      Thanks for this relaxing tour DDE.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Excellent review of what to do. You sure won't catch me on that cable car that was damaged in the civil war though!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you for sharing comment here always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      emge thank you kindly for sharing your comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank you greatly for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah thank you for sharing your comment her.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love reading travel hubs, and this one is no exception. I enjoyed reading about the area that you describe and looking at the photos very much.

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Excellent hub on travel. Will visit sometime

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Since I do not fly I won't be seeing this beautiful part of the world, but I enjoyed your journey. Thank you for sharing. Well done..

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never been there and most likely never will be, so I appreciate articles like this one. Thank you!

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for this travel hub Devika. Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island and Cavtat sound and look like wonderful places to visit. Great photos too.


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