About Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is located right in the centre of the Adriatic coast of the Republic of Croatia in Europe. There are many reasons as to why Dubrovnik is famous: its perfectly preserved white stone walls with mighty forts, towers, charismatic Baroque houses with red rooftops, and many Gothic-Renaissance palaces. Dubrovnik is surrounded by crystal clear seas and countryside which makes it a unique city and the perfect place for your next vacation.
 

Public Transport System

The official public transport of Dubrovnik is bus it's very well organized and all the areas are well linked the buses run anywhere around every 10 minutes to half an hour. It starts at about 5 a.m. and stops at around midnight

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency; Very High, Cleanliness; Very High

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • There are 10 bus lines in Dubrovnik, which interconnects all the cities. The main bus stop is located in the area of Pile, which is at the entrance to the old town walls. Bus number 6 runs from the Pile station every 15 minutes towards to Lapad and Babin Kuk, You can check the map of all city buses in Dubrovnik here, and the schedule for all city buses here.
  • You can easily buy bus tickets for public city transport in Dubrovnik from the drivers or Libertas kiosks located in the area of Pile, Lapad, Gruž or Mokošica. If the ticket is purchased on the bus, the price will be 15 kn. However, if the ticket is purchased in resale from a trafika or Libertas kiosk, the price of the ticket is 12 kn.
  • Please remember that you can only purchase a ticket on the bus in cash. and this ticket is valid for 59 minutes after the first stamping which can be used in all directions. So if you need to go to Babin Kuk from the centre of the city and back, you can do it with the same ticket provided that the journey takes less than 59 minutes. This only applies to Dubrovnik public transport. Most cities only allow you to use a bus ticket in one direction.
  • You also have the option of purchasing a one day's ticket in Dubrovnik, which is valid for 24 hours the ticket price is 30 kn and can be purchased at the aforementioned Libertas offices. Children under the age of 6 years old accompanied by an adult do not pay for public transport.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.39
Cup of Coffee USD 1.54
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.92
Rice/Kg USD 2.00
White Bread USD 0.92
Eggs (12) USD 2.47
Combo Meal USD 5.86
Fine Dining USD 41.61
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.16
Domestic Beer USD 1.39
Imported Beer USD 1.54
Bottle of Wine USD 5.39
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.16
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.77
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.31
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 554.81
  • The city walls with 1,080 stairs which surround the city wall of Old Town and gives amazing views over the rooftops and out to the sea.
  • Avoid wandering around Old Town between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as it’s prime cruise ship tourist time. Dubrovnik is at its best early in the morning purely for its daily market. However, as it starts getting darker it’s a good idea to escape to a beach or hop on a boat tour.
  • When you are in Dubrovnik do not miss the ferry to Lokrum. It leaves from the port near Pile Gate and runs for an hour. 
  • For all Game of Thrones fans, the walking tour is a must. It’s an amazing sight to watch and experience the setting of King’s Landing, including the Red Keep and the famous Shame Steps.
  • Whenever you are in Dubrovnik and you plan to explore the Croatian countryside make sure you abide by the rules of the road. Talking on your phone while driving is illegal in the country and you may land into trouble if you do so. Make sure that you are permitted to drive with your local license. If you plan to stay longer, you will need a Croatian license to drive around. 
  • Be sure to attend any processions and ceremonies held in the honour of the patron saints. The countryside is full of small shrines devoted to the Virgin Mary, who is also addressed as “Gospa” here.
  • Roaming topless here is not allowed although the country has several amazing beaches. Since the values here are more conservative, you will need to keep your bikini on while sunbathing on the beaches in this part of the country.
  • Hungary, Serbia, and Yugoslavia had invaded and governed Croatia during its history. In 1991 Croatia gained independence after years of external governance. Hence it is advisable to never refer to the residents as Yugoslavs as it may hurt their pride and patriotism.

Night Life

Dubrovnik has a very different look altogether as the sun sets. The entire ambiance changes and it gives a variety of options which you can choose from to spend your evenings. Dubrovnik has been blessed with some of the best of clubs, pubs, and bars where you can let yourself go free without inhibitions, You will also notice as the evening sets in, in small restaurants, you may find real classical music being played on the guitar. You can just sit and have a drink or two listening to that soothing music. You will also find places where there are open theater performances in the evening. Walk along Stradun streets where you can have a look around the market or simply listen to different kinds of songs being played. Choose from a variety of audacious drinks and delicacies. Dubrovnik tickles your taste buds. Whatever way you like to spend an evening, whether it be in a lounge, bar, or club, the city aims to please. It's all open until the wee hours of the morning.

Must See

Explore The  Pedestrian Zone of Old Town

Here you will find a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops. If you are planning for a romantic evening this is just perfect. You can grab a gelato. Do not miss a stop by the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, the Jesuit Stairs, and Rector’s Palace.

Soak in the Sun at Sveti Jakor Beach

You may just fall in love with Sveti Jakor. It's a small beach about a thirty-minute walk outside of town. Because of the distance (and the many stairs to reach it), Sveti Jakor is a quiet beach if you are looking to unwind.

One of the other highlights is Cafe Buža, one of the coolest bars. While you are at the bar you can view the Adriatic Sea and the island of Lokrum, coupled with its unique location nestled on the rocks. 

Go Island Hopping Around Dubrovnik via Boat or Kayak

There are many islands nearby but the Elaphiti Islands are gorgeous. In addition to the Elaphiti Islands, you can also visit Lokrum (another Game of Thrones spot), Mljet, and Korčula. If you don’t have time for a full day of island hopping, there are sunset dinner cruises that still afford the opportunity to see the beauty of the coastline from the water.

Smell the Roses at Trsteno Arboretum

Trsteno Arboretum is worth a stop for some lovely gardens, one of the tallest trees, and some easy walking paths. Trsteno Arboretum is also a Game of Thrones filming spot for those tracing the show’s filming locations.

Experiences

 Tour Dubrovnik city walls

  • Explore Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Cable car ride
  • Lokrum
  • Sea kayaking
  • Game of Thrones tour
  • Have a drink at Dubrovnik cliff bar
  • Art time with Stjepko
  • Rock climbing
  • Dubrovnik cliff jumping
  • Sunset cruise
  • Explore Dubrovnik museums
  • Have a thematic walk
  • Visit Dubrovnik’s haunted island
  • Cruise Elafiti Islands
  • Jet ski
  • Scuba diving
  • Taste local wines
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Escape Room Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy Dubrovnik panorama from the sea
  • Visit Green Market
  • ATV-Quad Safari
  • Horseback riding
  • Trsteno Arboretum
  • Sokol Tower
  • Cadmos Village Adventures
  • Spend a night in a treehouse
  • Old Napoleon’s road
  • Visit Konavle Valley
  • Jeep safari
  • Hiking in Konavli
  • Cycling
  • Explore Vjetrenica Cave
  • Visit Peljesac
  • Cross the border to Montenegro
  • Explore Korcula
  • Mljet National Park
  • Discover Mostar
  • Neretva River Safari
  • Prevlaka Nature Park

Activities

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  • Sweet and savoury delicacies
  • Ties
  • Licitar hearts
  • Chocolate
  • Glass
  • Cookbooks
  • Jewellery
  • Handicrafts
  • Wines
  • Natural cosmetics 
  • Lavender

Official Language

Croatian

Other Language

English

Spoken Language

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Currency

Kuna (HRK)

Population

0.028 (Millions)

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Weather

Light Rain 14°C

TimeZone

16:51 PM (GMT +02:00)

 

Ambulance

 

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Electric socket

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Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
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Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Dubrovnik Airport - DBV

Best time to visit

September and October is the best time to visit because it is less crowded. Hotel rates will also be comparatively cheaper. You will also get to taste the local grapes and olives which are harvested during these months.

Moderate time to visit

May, June, July, August is considered as moderate. These are the summer months.

Worst time to visit

November, December, January, February, March, April are considered as low season as the temperature stays low, below 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. There may be rainfall as well, plus there may be many tourist attractions closed due to the bad weather conditions.

Taxi

Start Tariff: HRK 24.00

1 Km. Tariff: HRK 8.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: HRK 85.00

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