Today we decided to walk around the city walls which is some 1.9km in length. It is a must and not to be missed if visiting dubrovnik, the walk boasts magnificent views of the city below, but beware there are plenty of steps to climb both up and down, the whole walk took us a good couple of hours, so you can imagine we were suitably worn out at the end, so a well earned beer or two was to be had in a nice bar restaurant overlooking the harbour.
View from the bar-restaurant
Today we decided to travel across the border and visit the picturesque town of Hercig Novi which is in Montenegro which is about an hours drive from Dubrovnik. Crossing the border into Montenegro was a breeze we even got our passporgs stamped which is unusual in Europe. Another to add to our evergrowing collection. The town boasts lots of narrow, marble slabbed street’s, plenty of shops and restaurants and is well worth the trip if you have the time.
Tomorrow we have to leave Dubrovnic to our next destination Zadar, with a stop in Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina another country we can tick off our list. So watch this space.
Well its time for travel again and here we are in beautiful Croatia, our relatively short flight from London Stanstead with Easyjet who incidently are so much better than RyanAir flew by (pardon the pun). We picked up our hire and embarked on the four hour long journey to Dubrovnik and our accommodation for the next four nights Villa Mar in Lapad, which is a short drive or bus journey from the old city. Our accommodation Villa Mar was just as decribed on the website booking.com and was very nice indeed and close by to many bars and restaurants. Perfect.
Today we took the local bus to the old city of Dubrovnik, and left the car behind as parking near the old city is limited and expensive. As soon as we arrived we were taken aback by the magnificent site before us, just breathtaking and this was from outside the city walls. Once through the main arch of the city walls, one of many incidently, you instantly get the feeling that you have been transported back many years in time, the ornate architecture, narrow streets, the highley polished floor slabs which have become so from the no doubt millions of visitors that have walked on them, the whole ambience of the place is stunning. We meandered through the many narrow streets taking in the sights of this amazing city. When walking around it is hard to comprehend that a little over 20 years ago this city had over 2000 shells rained down on it during the war in Yugoslavia, and large parts of the city were destroyed, but incredibly it has been restored to its former glory. Another must do was to take a walk around the city walls, but we decided to leave taking the trip until another day as time was getting on so instead we took a trip up in the cable car, which incidently is a must do if visiting the city to witness the amazing views of the city from above.
Top Tip, if visiting Dubrovnik I would advise on getting a Dubrovnik City Card. A one day card cost at time of writing 130kn which includes 24 hours bus transport, entrance to the city walls normally 90kn on its own and entrance to many of the museum’s and galleries inside the old city.
Dubrovnik at night. Notice how the marble flag stones shine under the street lamps as they are so worn by the millions of people who visit they are like glass.