Dubrovnik Pocket Guide

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Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. As you walk down the old town's main, marbled thoroughfare 'Placa', there's something wrong with you if you don't look around, take a deep breath and think to yourself 'life is good'. This street is also one of the world's best people-watching strips. When not doing that, you can swim in some of Europe's clearest waters, walk the city's famed walls or dine in restaurants that won't break the bank. Then once the Old Town is covered you can see what's beyond the city walls to find the beachside neighbourhood of Lapad and more.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out where's best for pizza, where's good for seafood, and the best place to eat 'alfresco' in Dubrovnik.
  • After Dark What are the best bars, where's good to catch a sunset and more.
  • Did you know? Some interesting facts about the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.
  • Budget Tips Discover how to save money when down at the beach, what to do with those empty water bottles and more.

Dubrovnik City Reviews

  • 70%



    The old town is beautiful, but can be easily absorbed in a few hours. Which, if you came only to see the town, will leave you perhaps a little disappointed. There are, however, plenty of places to swim and relax. On the main part of Dubrovnik there are no sandy beaches, just the odd bit of pebble beach in between rocky cliffs. The islands, however, offer better places to relax. Ferries operate the islands regularly. Compared to Zagreb, Dubrovnik is expensive.

    Insider Tip:Don't concern yourself too much with being close to the old town. It's really not worth paying a large amount of money to be in there, especially when you'll probably see all it has to offer in a day. Also, it's quite expensive in the old town.

  • 50%


    Incredibly beautiful

    I've never seen anything like Dubrovnik. It's not everyday that I get to walk a medieval city that is entirely intact. Most of the recommended activities are well documented in other reviews. Lokram island was a highlight and worth an afternoon. The city is incredibly touristy for obvious reasons and there is little connection between the actual local culture and the historical culture that is being presented to you. All in all though, worth the price and time. I want to see more of Croatia!

    Insider Tip:Try to do things earlier or later in the day as cruise ships stop off here and the crowds can be brutal. Sunday's are actually best as no cruise ships come through. Eat anchovies and sardines. Even if you think you don't like them. Best anchovies I've ever had...

  • 50%


    Dubrovnik is expensive, especially for Croatia. But the islands around it are great for chilling and swimming on the island.

    Insider Tip:Go to buka bar and jump off the rocks there

  • 50%


    Definitely Dubrovnik

    I'd choose this city from any other cities that I've gone to. Dubrovnik offers the best of both worlds: land adventure and sea escapade. You have to see it to believe it. I wasn't even able to see photos because I know my camera wouldn't just give justice to the city's impeccable beauty.

    Insider Tip:Go explore the walls of Dubrovnik in the morning when tourists are few. Don't forget to go island hopping too!

  • 40%


    The main attraction is the old town, especially the city walls (only 30kn for students). The beaches are hugely disappointing - there are dangerous amounts of broken glass and rubbish all over Banje beach, the only beach within reasonable walking distance. The food is fairly similar throughout the town and definitely tries too hard to cater for tourists.

    Insider Tip:It's worth walking the city walls to get the best views.

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