The city of Dubrovnik is like a maze you can't really get lost in. When I first arrived I just wandered around the Stradun, (which is the main street) the steep alleys, and the many squares dotted around the city. However there is more to Dubrovnik than that and here are the things I got up to the following days.
Walk on the City Walls
The city walls of Dubrovnik have protected the citizens of the city for centuries. These days they're treaded on by many a foreign visitor. You can walk around the entire city on the walls which gives you a bird's eye view of Dubrovnik and the surrounding coastline. If along the way, you find yourself getting thirsty, they're is a bar selling coffees, teas and juices.
Climb to the Top of the Fort
After leaving the walls, hold on to your ticket as it also gives you access to the fort just outside the old town. Climb up all the way to the top and take in the sweeping views of the Dalmatian coast.
Visit the Franciscan Monastery
This Monastery that sits at the beginning of the main street Stradun, dates all the way back to 1317. Inside you'll find a shady courtyard and a museum with all kinds of religious relics. The highlight however is the Friars Minor Pharmacy which is one of the oldest working pharmacies in the whole world.
Take a Ferry to the Island of Lokrum
This little island located just off Dubrovnik is an official forest reserve and a former home to the Austrian Archduke Maximillian back in the day. Now it's a lovely spot to spend a couple hours of peace and quiet. It kind of feels like a floating park with lots of lovely seaviews and for some reason, an extremely high number of peacocks.
Take a Ferry to Cavtat
Cavtat is a small town about 17km south of Dubrovnik which is reached by either bus or ferry. It's a tiny town with seaside leafy walking trail that takes you along various rocky beaches. Feeling hungry? There are numerous harbourside restaurant serving freshly caught seafood and other dishes.
This place is the best place in town to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. It has great views, a great vibe and refreshingly cold drinks. What better way to end a day?