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Visiting the Island of Lokrum

The island of Lokrum is located just across the Old Town and is a favourite spot for escape from city crowds during hot summer days. Take a short boat ride from the Old City harbour to Lokrum and find yourself in the nature paradise.

Once on Lokrum, you may find interesting to take a walking tour that leads you to the most beautiful corners of the island (including famous instagram spot on the rocks).

You can also take a kayak tour to explore the island from the sea. Paddling along the city walls towards the island of Lokrum, swimming and snorkeling will be a unique and fun experience.

5 Best Ways to Explore Lokrum Island

  1. Paddle to Lokrum Island in a Sea-Kayak: For a great sea adventure, join one of many sea-kayaking tours that departs from Old Town and leads you along the City walls to the island of Lokrum. Once there you will explore hidden caves and enjoy amazing views of the rough coast. Choose either morning or afternoon departure or even sunset option. Check out a full list of available tours!

  2. Sail on Your Private Boat to the Lokrum Island: Spend the evening onboard your private boat and admire the magical views of the Adriatic Sea, the Old Town and the island of Lokrum. Once you arrive to Lokrum, you will have time for exploring and swimming. Once back to the boat, you will admire a beautiful sunset while sipping on drinks and enjoying snacks.

  3. Join the Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour: Game of Thrones fans should take this tour that combines visit to iconic Game of Thrones location around Old Town with visit to Lokrum island. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the throne room in the Benedictine monastery for a picture on the Iron Throne.

  4. Take a Fun Sea-Safari Tour: Spend the morning or afternoon exploring Dubrovnik archipelago and have fun while swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping on the islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Lokrum in the end. Afterwards the tour you can stay to explore Lokrum on your own.

  5. Take a Guided Tour of Lokrum Island: Once on Lokrum, take a fun walking tour visiting the most beautiful parts of the island. Visit monastery ruins, museum, botanical garden, the Dead Sea lake and famous instagram spot Buza on the rocks...

The island of Lokrum and Old TownThe island of Lokrum and Old Town

In 1963 the island of Lokrum was declared a Natural Reserve and in 1976 a Special Forestry Reserve. Lokrum is a home to an unique botanical garden in which grew 500 different kinds of exotic plants.

The majority of the plants were brought from Australia and South America, and the collection of eucalyptuses, cactuses and succulent plants is a special attraction. 

A small lake on the island called Mrtvo More (Dead Sea), connected with the open sea, is suitable for children and non-swimmers.



Located on an elevation, the star-shaped Fort Royal, built by the French in 1806, offers a magnificent view of Dubrovnik, Cavtat and the islands.

All along the island you will find the rocky spots where you can enjoy sunbathing and swimming. The island of Lokrum was used as a setting for exterior scenes for filming of popular TV series "Game of Thrones".

There are no accommodation facilities on the island of Lokrum. However, the island is easily reachable from the Old Town, where you will find a great range of accommodation including apartmentshostels and rooms.
 

Getting from Dubrovnik to Lokrum

The boat sailing from Old Harbour to the island of LokrumThe boat sailing from Old Harbour to the island of Lokrum


In only 15 minutes, a boat from the Old City Harbour will take you to the nearby island of Lokrum. The boat sails from April until the end of November.

To reach the embarkation point take any city bus to the Old Town, walk down Stradun, pass under the Bell Tower and turn right to reach the Old City Harbour.

Boat tickets can be bought at the stall in front of the boat prior to departure or online. Adult return ticket costs 200 HRK, children ticket (7-18 years old) costs 30 HRK while children under 7 years sails for free.




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