ABCs of Cruising: D is for Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik, Croatia Port Buzz

Old Town Dubrovnik – Photo by Carrie Finley Bajak

Having been to Dubrovnik now three times, I can say that it is definitely one port not to miss.  Hopefully, when you go you will not have to deal with extreme heat and overcrowded streets, which are highly likely if visiting in the peak season.  One of my favorite cities ever to visit. Walk the wall around Old Town (early) and take the lift up the mountain for a selfie (or a panoramic photo of the city).

I would suggest walking the wall around Old Town (early) and then take the lift up the mountain for a unique vantage point of the “Jewel of the Adriatic” on the Dalmatian Coast.  is rich in Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The medieval Mediterranean city is encircled by 14th-century walls and massive guard towers, and the carefully preserved old town features marble-paved squares, cobbled architecture to enjoy. A walk through the cobbled streets of old town will unveil marble-paved squares, churches, cafes, shops, palaces, monasteries and fountains.

A walk through the cobbled streets of old town will unveil marble-paved squares, churches, cafes, shops, palaces, monasteries and fountains.

Waterfront near the old port in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

For those looking to get off the beaten path head to the nearby island of Lokrum. You can kayak there with a tour or better yet, take a ferry and in 10-minutes you will be ready to explore the little island.

Lokrun is a great diversion for those visiting Dubrovnik. In only ten minutes, a boat from the Old City Harbor will take you to the nearby Island of Lokrum.where you can swim, hike, and explore the tiny island. Legend has it that after a shipwreck on his way back from the Crusade in Palestine, Richard the Lionheart found shelter precisely on the Island of Lokrum in 1192. view. Yes, Old Town in July and August between 10-3 is very hot and overstuffed with cruise passengers. Spend the night and escape to a beach during these hours!

Lorkum Island
Lokrum Island

 

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