Bok! Any one in Dubrovnik?

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1. Posted by HotPotatoTravel (Budding Member 6 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone!

I've been travelling for the last six months (started as being stuck abroad, now just going with it), and I'm currently in Split. I'm thinking of Dubrovnik as my next destination, who has been/is there? Worth seeing at this time of year? What are the pros and cons?

2. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 656 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

I was there back in June of 1988 in the old Yugoslavia days. I think it may have changed alittle. The old walled city part of town was really nice to see. Wish I could be of some help, but, info is out of date by a few decades.

3. Posted by HotPotatoTravel (Budding Member 6 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

No problem, thanks for the thought. That must have been an interesting trip!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 7015 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

It's been about 15 years since I visited Croatia now and I do believe Dubrovnik got a LOT busier after Game of Thrones came out because a lot of filming was done there. When we went it was busy enough! Having said that, with COVID limiting a lot of movement, I doubt anywhere will be overly crowded. It's an awesome place to visit and a nice drive along the coast to get there as well. I can't think of any real downside. I'd say go for it!

Have you managed to visit Plitvice yet? That was the highlight of our Croatia trip.

5. Posted by HotPotatoTravel (Budding Member 6 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I'm ashamed to say I hadn't heard of Dubrovnik until I watched Game of Thrones! But there sounds like there's much more to it than that. Just Googled Plitvice and wow! Thank you for the tip, I'll definitely be adding that to my list of places.

6. Posted by BradMtW (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w 2 Star this if you like it!

It's probably the perfect time to visit! There won't be any crowds due to Covid and you will be able to enjoy the city for the beautiful place that it is. Pre-Covid was insanely crowded in summer so I wouldn't miss this opportunity if I were you.

I have no idea what is open due to Covid though so keep that in mind but there are no shortage of things to do and see.

Buža Bar 1 or 2 or both for a swim or watching the sunset with drink in hand. Let me know if you need help finding them.

Some great beaches like Plaža Banje, Plaža Sveti Jakov and Betina Cave Beach.

Take the cable car up to Tvrđava Imperial for great views over the city.

Not in Dubrovnik but if it's open you can't miss the Plitvice Lakes. Again you need to make the most of the lack of crowds!

I spent a bit of time in the balkans back in 2016 so let me know if you want any other suggestions. More than happy to help.

7. Posted by Julia-4 (Budding Member 15 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Croatia is just beautiful! I love it! If you have a chance consider traveling there and see Split and Zadar. Dubrovnik is absolutely lovely as well. Also you can google about some national parks and resorts there, to see waterfalls and just enjoy the nature. I've been there in August and it was sooooo hot, so I believe it's going to be hot in June-July too. From cons, accommodation was pretty much of an expense for me, food was alright though.

8. Posted by HotPotatoTravel (Budding Member 6 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BradMtW

It's probably the perfect time to visit! There won't be any crowds due to Covid and you will be able to enjoy the city for the beautiful place that it is. Pre-Covid was insanely crowded in summer so I wouldn't miss this opportunity if I were you.

I have no idea what is open due to Covid though so keep that in mind but there are no shortage of things to do and see.

Buža Bar 1 or 2 or both for a swim or watching the sunset with drink in hand. Let me know if you need help finding them.

Some great beaches like Plaža Banje, Plaža Sveti Jakov and Betina Cave Beach.

Take the cable car up to Tvrđava Imperial for great views over the city.

Not in Dubrovnik but if it's open you can't miss the Plitvice Lakes. Again you need to make the most of the lack of crowds!

I spent a bit of time in the balkans back in 2016 so let me know if you want any other suggestions. More than happy to help.

Thanks, BradMtW, great suggestions! It's crazy as it still appears busy but this is apparently only 20% of how packed it usually is here. I'll let you know if I need any more ideas, checking out Tvrđava Imperial tomorrow.

9. Posted by HotPotatoTravel (Budding Member 6 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Julia-4

Croatia is just beautiful! I love it! If you have a chance consider traveling there and see Split and Zadar. Dubrovnik is absolutely lovely as well. Also you can google about some national parks and resorts there, to see waterfalls and just enjoy the nature. I've been there in August and it was sooooo hot, so I believe it's going to be hot in June-July too. From cons, accommodation was pretty much of an expense for me, food was alright though.

Hey Julia-4, you were so right about the heat and accommodation expenses, whoa! Food is okay in the less touristy places and you can't beat the fish here. Great advice about the national parks, they look incredible. Thanks for your response!

10. Posted by TWALT (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

We spent 4 days in Zadar 3 years ago in April. We rented a private apt through at a very reasonable price in the old town. We found out everything was shut down for Easter so we survived on cake the host left us. The next day the farmers market was open and had great produce. We went a short way outside the gate and found restaurants at a good price. We took a day trip on the big yellow boat through the Islands. It was the first trip of the season so not crowded, and they fed us a lot. We went to the falls and it was breath taking. Got a transportation only van at a travel agent in old town. The sea organ is unique as well.