Spending several days in one area affords tourists the opportunity to gain familiarity with the geography, customs and attractions and enhances the travel experience.
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A cruise around Old Town Dubrovnik along the coastline of the Adriatic Sea provided that enriched perspective.
We boarded the boat at Old Town’s east side port.
Soon we were parallel to the southern side of Old Town’s cliff face and wall.
A more comprehensive view of the impressive wall
The trip continued westward when the Brsalje Street area came into view (see picture below). The center location with trees is one that is frequented by numerous tourists where there are reasonably priced restaurants and proximity to the Pile Gate entrance to Old Town.
Next was a closeup view of Fort Lovrijenac.
Fort Lovrijenac was the westernmost boundary of our trip this day as the boat turned to return eastward towards Lokrum Island.
If inclinations favor terra firma, the island is now a nature reserve, botanical garden and home to Fort Royal.
Kayakers along the shoreline of Lokrum Island
When unique is what you seek, then Dubrovnik has you covered there as well. Cave Beach or Betina Cave is only reachable by boat or kayak and draws a number of water sport enthusiasts.
Heading back to the harbor, boaters have a magnificent panoramic view of St. John’s Fort and Old Town Harbor.
Mt. Srd rises above the northern crest of Old Town and provides amazing views.
Those interested can hike to the top of Mt. Srd via an established trail, catch the #17 bus to the top or take the cable car.
View of Old Town from the top of Mt. Srd.
While the views of Old Town were stunning from the top of Mt. Srd, there was more to see. A museum dedicated to the Croatia Homeland War and the Croatian War for Independence Memorial are nearby.
A short walk from the memorial is Fort Imperial where damage from the siege of Dubrovnik during the Croatian War of Independence is still visible.
Continuing to walk east, a more expansive picturesque view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea comes into view.
One last panoramic view of Old Town from Mt. Srd with Lokrum Island in the background.
** 4 Ways to get to the Top of Mount Srd
** Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car or Hike Croatia’s Mount Srd?
**Always check for the most current and updated information as availability may change.
Kayakers may rent equipment to paddle around the Pile Gate/Ft. Lovrijenac area
See the previous posts in this series:
Dubrovnik, Croatia – Pearl of the Adriatic
Old Town Dubrovnik – Above it all