So you want to visit Dubrovnik Croatia, of course being in a tourist area the accommodation options are expensive and even in shoulder season the area around the Old Town is PACKED with people, so why not consider staying in Lapad? It’s just 4km away from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which is around a 45 minute walk or a 15 minute bus ride! In this guide I share some of my favourite things to do in Lapad and the Dubrovnik area.
In 1984, Bosnia held the winter Olympics. After the war in 1992, the bobsleigh track located in Sarajevo got destroyed and is now left as a ruin that covered in street art. This started my obsession with wanting to visit Bosnia! Ironically on my Mostar day trip from Dubrovnik Croatia, I didn’t get to visit Sarajevo, but it opened my eyes up to other parts of the country that I had never considered visiting…and I was more than impressed. It gave me a taster of the country and left me wanting an awful lot more.
When visiting Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia, it’s pretty hard to not see the big ole green island in the sea, laying just a short distance away from the Old Town. This is Lokrum Island, a protected nature reserve reached by a ferry that leaves the Old Town harbour several times a day. There are no vehicles on the island and there’s absolutely no staying on the island overnight. It was also used as a set location for the Game of Thrones (the throne can be seen in the visitor centre). I didn’t really know what to expect before I visited, so here are my tips for making the most on your day trip to Lokrum Island including things to do on the island and where and how to catch the ferry to Lokrum!