Many of you will visit Dubrovnik on their Mediterranean cruise voyage and therefore needs to explore this beautiful city in only one day. Also for many travellers Dubrovnik is only one stop on their Croatian holiday.
Below you will find our recommendations for what not to miss while in Dubrovnik.
Here are a few top tips on sightseeing in Dubrovnik - the smart way.
Once you find yourself in Dubrovnik, don't skip walking along its famous City walls. The walk takes around 1.5 to 2 hours and gives you opportunity to see the most city landmarks.
There are 3 entrances to the walls, but the main is situated at the beginning of Stradun (from Pile Gate). A visit to Lovrijenac Fortress is included in the ticket. For saving time and money, buy Dubrovnik Pass which allows you free entrance to the City walls. To help you to make the most of your walk, check out our useful guide for visitors.
Are you ready to enjoy stunning views of Dubrovnik's Old Town? Then head to Cable car station (5 minutes from Stradun) and take a 3-minute ride to the top of Mount Srdj. Once there take your time and see the city and the area from above, take some amazing photos and have a meal or refreshment in the restaurant you will find there. This is the most popular spot for enjoying the sunsets over Dubrovnik.
Check out our useful guide on taking Cable car ride.
One of the best ways to get to explore Dubrovnik in one day is just to stroll down Stradun then wander through streets and squares of the city. On every corner you will find beautiful palaces and churches, small galleries and rich museums.
Take your time and explore souvenir shops offering a range of local products like jams, liqueurs, olive oils, sweet delicacies and natural cosmetics. Visit open market on Gundulic's Square offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, olives and honey.
Don't miss opportunity to taste delicious local food and wines in one of the numerous restaurants throughout the city. When you are enough of walking, sit down at one outdoor cafés, sip the drink and watch people passing by.
Ready for a unique experience of Dubrovnik? Then you should join one of many sea-kayaking tours that departs from the small bay near the Old Town.
On these tours you will paddle along the City walls to the island of Lokrum, where you will explore hidden caves and rocks. Next, you will head to Betina Cave for swimming and snorkeling and having a snack. Choose from morning, afternoon or even sunset options and enjoy every moment.
Check out all available tour here and book easily online.
While in Dubrovnik don't skip opportunity to taste delicious local food and wines. The cuisine of Dubrovnik is based on seafood and seasonal vegetables, but will find also some tasty meat dishes.
Throughout the city, you will find numerous restaurants offering authentic Dalmatian meals. Choose from a variety of tasty food such as grilled fish, octopus salad, black risotto, tuna steak or delicacies such as prosciutto and cheese etc.