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There is no doubt that strolls around the captivating medieval town, going up the wall in the citadel (sunsets are gorgeous) and checking the spectacular views after taking a cable car up the hill and above the city, are already on your list of great things to do while in Dubrovnik. For rather less well-known and “out of the ordinary” experiences, take a look at our suggestions of things to see and do, and great spots to visit.

Even if you are in town for just a few days and your focus is the enchanting Old Town, do yourself a favor and spend some time lazing and bathing at this beach. Banje is very close to the famous Ploce Gate, so if staying in the region there is no excuse not to try it, weather allowing. From the beach you have nice views… Read more »

We often wonder how it is possible that someone would go to Dubrovnik and miss a boat day to the Elaphiti Islands. It was one of our best experiences in Croatia, so rent a boat and get ready for a wonderful day. Leave early and stop at some small coves for some fun swimming in Croatia’s amazing seas, with pristine waters in breathtaking shades of… Read more »

After you get used to the names of all countries that now occupy the Balcans, why not see for yourself what they have to offer? Montenegro is a lovely small gem located nearby. You can rent a car and drive yourself, but note that passport control can be a nuisance, or you can hire a private or semi-private tour for convenience. The highlights of our… Read more »

You could easily walk past without noticing the elusive entrance to the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Located in Placa, the main street in Old Town the monastery entrance is accessed via Pile Gate. We do recommend you find it, as the interiors are simply marvelous. A visit to this Dominican monastery will be full of history and culture, and the cathedral holds a treasured piece… Read more »

This pebble beach in Babin Kuk draws little similarity to the more famous namesake in Rio de Janeiro. One of the largest in Lapad peninsula, this Copacabana is a small beach, yet a good option if you are staying in the region and willing to vary from your hotel’s own private beach, bearing in mind that almost all Lapad’s coastline is privately owned. The surrounding… Read more »