Just Back From: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Helen took a twin-centre break to Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina for an October week away. The Croatian leg was spent in the city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast, before visiting Mostar for the remainder of the trip.

My Highlights

Walking the city walls and the stunning views.

The friendly locals

Stunning fresh fish to choose from.

The Three Island Tour by boat.


My Top 5 Things To Do

1. Walk the city walls (you can even abseil down if you fancy it!).

Stunning views from the city walls

2. Visit the Rector's Palace and museum.

3. Take a day's sailing trip around the Elaphiti Islands, stopping off at three of them. With lunch and wine included, this tour is excellent value for money. Transport to and from the boat is also included in the price.

Boat trip to the Elaphiti Islands

4. Do a walking tour with a local guide – we found the tour about the war was particularly good.

5. Take the cable car for stunning views over the city and beyond. You can even enjoy a
cocktail at the top.

Views from the cable car

My Top Tip

If you like museums and also want to walk the wall, then the Dubrovnik Card is a must buy. There is a choice of 1, 3 or 7 days and you will save money – to walk the walls alone costs 150 Kuna.

Sightseeing in Dubrovnik

Good To Know Before You Go

Talking of money it is best to use the Croatian Kuna, and it's easy to get from ATMs (of which there are many in town) or exchange currency at a bank. You get far less for your money if you choose to pay by Euro, although this is also accepted widely.

The water is safe to drink from the taps.

And there is 4G cover everywhere.

A Word Of Caution

It is very expensive in Dubrovnik!

Taxis are expensive so factor that in if you stay any distance from Dubrovnik. Check the water taxis as they can be a lot cheaper, or do as we did and stay close enough to walk to the Old Town. However, know that everywhere you will be walking up a lot of steps.

Anything Else?

Comfy shoes and stamina are vital because apart from the Main Street everywhere else is
up steps.

Steps everywhere

Don't go in the height of summer it is just too busy; this summer they had 17,000 tourists
in one street at one time, as it is a major cruise ship destination. Going in October, everything was still open but much less crowded and also cooler. Weather of around 24c and sunny was perfect for travel and sightseeing.

What I Wore And Packed

To travel in I wore:

  • Capri pants
  • Shirt
  • Geox shoes
  • Pashmina/cape

And I packed:

  • Jeans
  • Capri pants
  • 4 x long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Jumper
  • Black ankle boots
  • Scarf
  • Packable jacket
  • Packable daysack

I also carried my RedDog BagPod which I love for travel; it's light, has lots of pockets which makes it easy to find everything, and looks smart too.


Posted by Helen – WhatToWearOnHoliday.com