Things to do in Dubrovnik, Dalmatia: The Best Nature & Parks

November 28, 2021 Madelene Haan

Dubrovnik has recovered from the war damage it suffered during the 1990s, and visitors have returned to this tranquil city. Nestled between the Adriatic and the Dinaric Alps, it’s an accessible and affordable city break for many European travelers. The pedestrian-only Old Town is especially charming.
Restaurants in Dubrovnik

1. Island Palagruza

Dubrovnik Croatia
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Island Palagruza

2. Zarkovica Animal Shelter

Zarkovica ulica, Dubrovnik 20207 Croatia +385 91 591 8434 https://www.zarkovicaanimalshelter.com/
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Zarkovica Animal Shelter

Reviewed By jdbruk - Shenyang, China

I visited on a nice sunny day. This outdoor facility is a spartan compound, lots of dogs and only two volunteers. Both were busy, but accessible to my observations and a few questions I had... a few stories about a few of the dogs and even new puppies! There is the genuine love for the animals there. I kept my visit to a little bit over an hour because I did not wish to affect any time constraints on them... the dogs come first. I just wanted to enjoy this day and make a few of the dogs happy with some attention. After my departure, I checked out the Zarkovica website.. needless to say, the homepage floored me. The photo is of the shelter in Winter... with the caption, "The Temporary Home For Over Three Hundred Dogs In Dubrovnik..". I take those few words as part of their mission statement. I hope their success! Every Tripadvisor pic is happy people, happy dogs, sunshine & smiles. I was thinking of all the dogs there.. maybe fortunate in survival but are damn cold in the Winter. The welfare of the dogs depends on the time and care of these volunteers. Give generously, do what you can, volunteer your time, help them.. the dogs, the volunteers will love you for it, & of course you will feel better too & be a much better person for it.

3. Plaza Ovrata

Dubrovnik 20244 Croatia
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Plaza Ovrata

4. Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik 20 000 Croatia +385 20 640 686 [email protected] http://www.lokrum.hr/eng/
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4.5 based on 7,794 reviews

Lokrum Island

Reviewed By Likestotravel_italy

Amazing island, with plenty of things to do and discover: botanical garden, Dead Sea, olive groves, beautiful views, with many peacocks and rabbits around, old Benedictine monastery, exhibition and info on Game of Thrones as well. Very nice playground and volleyball/ soccer playgrounds. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear: you have many places to take a refreshing bath on the rocks (and showers as well). We arrived with our sailing boat and moored in the southern bay, there are boats from Dubrovnik harbor departing every now and then to reach the island!

5. Lopud Island

Dubrovnik Croatia http://www.dubrovnikcroatia.info/dubrovnik-islands.html
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4.5 based on 502 reviews

Lopud Island

Reviewed By Hawklord_pxr5 - Galashiels, United Kingdom

Cam here as part of a boat trip and loved exploring, finding unusual flora and fauna, ancient ruins, and beautiful views, interesting little town, Sandy beach. Great!

6. Kolocep Island

Dubrovnik Croatia http://Www.kalamotaislandresort.com
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4.5 based on 408 reviews

Kolocep Island

Reviewed By JamesG754 - Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Kolocep is the smallest of the Elafiti Isles,not many visitors compared with trendy and popular Lopud,but don't miss it if you yearn for peace and quiet beauty.It is briefly visited on the 3-Island Fish Picnic,but to enjoy its charms fully you need to use the Jadrolinija ferry from Gruz(a mere 46 Kuna return).It has two sandy beaches in the bays of Donje Celo and Gornje Celo,but I far prefer the clear blue waters of the rocky and pebbly nudist beach(FKK) beyond Donje Celo.Along the track from Donje to Gornje Celo(no cars) are two so-lovely little 10th to 11th century Romanesque churches,St. Nicholas and St.Anthony,and along the way you pass through dense pinewoods and olive groves.The noise from the crickets(cicadas) is so loud as to be almost deafening at times.And so few people take this walk.Good bars and restaurants are in both Donje and Gornje Celo:Konoba Skerac in Gornje Celo is particularly good

7. City Harbor

Dubrovnik Croatia http://www.panoramicearth.com/4776/Dubrovnik/The_Old_Harbour_of_Dubrovnik_from_the_southern_jetty
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4.5 based on 1,583 reviews

City Harbor

Reviewed By 300nevh

We saw this harbour by private boat, by foot, by wall walk and finally, with cold refreshing local beer in the very midst of the action. Wonderful!

8. Sipan

Dubrovnik Croatia http://www.dentalcentarmarusic.hr/otok-sipan
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Sipan

9. Korcula Island - Priscapac

Dubrovnik Croatia http://www.korculainfo.com/places/korcula
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4.5 based on 938 reviews

Korcula Island - Priscapac

Reviewed By 234shikhak - Vancouver, Canada

Korcula is a beautiful island in the Adriatic sea. It has an area of 279 km2 ;46.8 km long and 7.8 km wide. It lies just off the Dalmatian coast. It’s population is only about 15,522 people. Korcula is said to have been the birth place of the famous explorer Marco Polo and his home is still viewable there. ( Others say he was born in Venice) The Island has been known for several famous scholars, lawyers, bishops and has many historical buildings. Korčula is linked to the mainland by a regular ferry service that runs between Dominče, just outside Korčula Town and Orebić. It is a very quick 15 minute ferry ride from Orebic. There are numerous local ferry services including one linking Vela Luka and Lastovo.The main Croatian ferry operator Jadrolinija runs a service linking Korčula Town with Rijeka, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik . Korcula is a beautiful, stone walled town with the Bishop’s palace with theBishop’s artwork collection, a gorgeous old church with glass works, and the town museum has the remains of the old stonemasonry workshops. There are some cute gift shops, local liquor stores and beautiful restaurants with a few Michelin star restaurants. Once in Korcula it is very easy to walk most of the island, we had a guided tour as we wanted to know about the history of the island, and it’s place in the Ventian empire, the house of Marco Polo. It is a great way to spend a day. If you do not want to be rushed it is best to take a private tour car.

10. Mount Srd

Dubrovnik Croatia
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4.5 based on 1,179 reviews

Mount Srd

Reviewed By Johimz - Helsinki, Finland

It took 45min to walk up from Pile gate to the top of the Mount Srd..prepare yourself good walking shoes, comfortable long pants and sweater (there are some spiky plants or branches) You can follow the map first but just use your instincts you can get up faster by climbing up!! Getting down was bit easier! So if you're in good condition, you save money and you don't have to use the cable car!

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