When visiting Dubrovnik, you will want to focus mainly on exploring the Old Town of Dubrovnik. But there are a lot of unique and beautiful places outside the Walls of Dubrovnik. If you have time, we suggest you to visit spots outside Dubrovnik Old Town that will make your visit even more incredible. All of the locations on our list are easily approachable if you are staying in Dubrovnik. And you will have no problem getting to them and exploring their beauty. So make sure you don’t forget to include them on your list of things to do in Dubrovnik!
Visit the Lokrum Island
Lokrum Island is really close to Dubrovnik and is a welcome break from the mainland. Because it takes less than 15 minutes to get there, it’s definitely worth a visit especially to see the Benedictine monastery. It’s easy to get to Lokrum – just take one of the boats leaving half-hourly in summer (less often in the rest of the year) from Porporela – Dubrovnik’s Old Port.
Spending a day or just a half-day there can be a really refreshing experience, as the island has plenty of pine, cypress, and olive trees as well as some other subtropical vegetation that offers tranquillity and shade, especially during the hot summer days. You can go for a swim in the Dead Sea. It is a popular spot for visitors who enjoy bathing in calm and peaceful waters.
Visit The Southernmost End Of Croatia – Konavle
Konavle Valley is a popular day-trip destination for those who want to escape the tourist-oriented resorts of the Dalmatian coast and get a feel for rural life in Croatia. Konavle region is excellent for cycling, hiking, horseback riding, and basically anything to do with nature. Cavtat, located at the northern tip of the region is the biggest town and the most known tourist resort in the Konavle region. Konavle region is also very popular among foodies. Many local restaurants serve genuine dishes from the region, using fresh and local produce.
Konavle as a wine-growing area offers all its’ visitors the opportunity to taste excellent white and red wine produced and presented in small family wineries and tasting rooms. One of the most famous grape varieties is the well-known Dubrovnik Malvasia. Besides wine, Konavle is also known for the production of high-quality olive oil.
Visit The Croatian Peninsula Pelješac
Pelješac Peninsula is one of the greenest and wildest parts of the Croatian coast. It is Dalmatian getaway without the crowds. It is a large piece of land, so there are many interesting places to see. Some of them are best-kept secrets while others are better known. Nevertheless, people who come to this region of Croatia are mainly fit or beautiful nature, hidden beaches, idyllic atmosphere, excellent food, and wine. In other words, Pelješac is a slow travel destination where you can forget about problems, relax and take your time.
Pelješac is also known for its oysters and mussels, arguably the best in Croatia. Mali Ston is the most popular place to taste this heavenly food. A wine tour is one of the must-do things on the Peljesac peninsula. Plavac Mali, a local red grape variety, covers 90% of all vineyards, while other sorts include the white variety Posip, and Grk. It’s also a great place to relax, away from a hustle and bustle expected in a typical touristy coastal town. Peljesac remains quaint and tranquil. Whether you are an experienced hiker or just like an occasional walk through nature, Peljesac has you covered. You can hike from Orebic to Viganj, Trstenik through Dingac, or Trpanj to Blaca Bay.