what to do in Dubrovnik

Croatia is the trendiest European holiday destination going. Dubrovnik - with its enchanting and ancient old town, Game of Thrones appeal, clear turquoise sea for swimming, and islands full of natural beauty - is the ultimate Croatia holiday hotspot. With so many things to do and see, we can see why.

Holidays pass you by so quickly. Before you know it, you're back home and wishing that you'd made better use of your time abroad. So we've created a list of 14 things to see and do when you visit Dubrovnik for 2 weeks. That's one activity per day...


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Day 1 - Have a relaxing day down on the beach below the city

Take a swim in those crystal-clear, turquoise waters...

Dubrovnik Beach


Day 2 - Buy some fresh, local produce at the Dubrovnik farmer's market

Take a morning walk to Gruz market and buy some fresh fish, shrimps, squid or an octopus to cook back at your apartment or villa! 

Dubrovnik Gruz farmers market

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Day 3 - Take a stroll along the old city walls

Dubrovnik old city walls walk


Day 4 - Take a boat to Lokrum Island Nature Reserve

It takes about 15 minutes to get there by the taxi-boats that run from the old harbour every half hour from 9am to 7pm daily. The price of 35 HRK/6.30€ includes entrance to the island.

Lokrum island Dubrovnik


Day 5 - Take in Dubrovnik's history at Fort Lovrijenac

This 11th century fortress has amazing panoramic views of the city...

Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik


Day 6 - Hire a boat and spend the day sunbathing and jumping into Dubrovnik's refreshing turquoise sea 

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Day 7 - Join a Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik old town

You might remember Minčeta Tower as the exterior of the House of Undying in the town of Qarth. It is the place where Daenerys Targaryen walks around trying to find the entrance, looking for her stolen dragons in season two!

Game of Thrones tour Dubrovnik - House of Undying


Day 8 - Visit Mljet island to go snorkelling or cliff-jumping

There are is a wealth of marine life in the clear waters surrounding the island. If swimming is not your thing, then you can take a walk through the vineyards and pine forests.

Mljet island Dubrovnik


Day 9 - Ride the cable car to catch the best views of Dubrovnik

Cable car Dubrovnik


Day 10 - Have a wander around Dubrovnik old town and admire the beauty of its ancient architecture

Dubrovnik old town architecture


Day 11 - Hire kayaks and go paddling around the coastline

kayaking Dubrovnik


Day 12 - Explore the old town and enter through the Pile Gate 

Inside the Pile Gate costumed musicians perform and locals demonstrate their craft skills and sell their wares - the perfect place to pick up souvenirs! 

Pile Gate Dubrovnik


Day 13 - Visit the monastery on Lopud island and relax on its quiet and sandy beaches

Monastery on Lopud island Dubrovnik


Day 14 - Make sure you catch the sunset over Dubrovnik for your final night in the city! 

Sunset Dubrovnik


If this enchanting Croatian city has caught your attention, why not take a look at our villas on the Dubrovnik Riviera...


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