Visiting Lokrum Island in Croatia
This little island which is carfree and an official nature reserve, can be easily reached by ferry which will sail you across in ten minutes, only setting you back 70,000 Kuna for a return. I was only going to spend a few hours here, but ended up exploring it for the entire afternoon. Austrian archduke Maximilian once had a holiday home on the island on this island and I can see why.
No one lives on this islands or stays overnight, except for the numerous peacocks that do their reputation proud and proudly show off their colourful feathers and strut around calling after potential mates. They were introduced to the island by Maximilian and have sort of made the island their own.
There’s a café where you can have a drink and something to eat before you jump on the ferry back to Dubrovnik’s harbour. Do keep an eye on your watch as the last boat out leaves at around 5. Or else you’ll be spending the night with a bunch of rowdy peacocks.