There are many beautiful places on earth, but the people of the Dubrovnik region believe that theirs is the most beautiful. The warm southern climate, airy blue skies, emerald green and dark blue clear sea depths at the edge of the rocky shores spill over numerous ditches and coves, sandy beaches and steep cliffs adorned with the lushest Mediterranean and subtropical flora.
Lokrum is a small island and nature reserve, very close to the wonderful Dubrovnik – it’s easy to spot from many vantage points in the city, such as from the Old Town Walls or from Mount Srđ. It’s a very pleasant way of spending a day or afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik!
The island is covered in lush vegetation with a number of interesting plant species located here, including those specially imported. Lokrum is entirely uninhabited, although it was bought by Austrian archduke Maxilimilan I in 1858, and much of the botanical plant life is owed to his grand gardens created during his ownership.
Lokrum is also famous as one of the filming locations of the epic Game of Thrones TV series, so many fans of the show head there for this reason too.