Sunday, August 25, 2013

Europe - Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was short lived, just a quick 2-day stop in and out of Dubrovnik, and if we were given more time, we would have stayed longer. Since my last visit to Croatia, it is clear this destination has become increasingly popular. It was so hard to find somewhere to stay, and we were forced into staying outside the old walls a couple kilometres away. Number one, if you are going to Dubrovnik, plan ahead and find a location close to the old town, it's a must.

But there is one thing I did right :) If you are wondering what is the best way to get from Greece to Croatia, which is what we had to do, it was by plane (Crete-Dubrovnik) Otherwise, it will take many ferries, trains, and buses to do it. The hike is exhausting, and very time consuming. However, a positive way of looking at it is you'll see a lot of the country and its part of the journey...as long as you don't mind the schlepping.

Dubrovnik is one of the most medieval towns I have ever seen, walls built up high around a small community, and big dungeon doors are what's typical of the villager's home here, and expect the see suited guards at the base of old town.

I highly recommend walking the old town walls. Entrance in is about 90 Kunas, about $16 CAD. Its a 2km walk overlooking Dubrovnik and the water.
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dubrovnik night time photo

walking old town dubrovnik photo

dubrovnik guard photo

medieval door photo

dubrovnik night time photo

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I really Enjoyed your post about Dubrovnik. I saw that you took a picture of the city guards. I am managing the site on facebook that promotes Dubrovnik and the attraction called the city guards of Dubrovnik and I am also working as a guard myself. I hope you don`t mind if I use that picture on my site. If you have any more I would really like if you could send it me. Any kind of picture and if better video. This is our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/City.Guards.of.Dubrovnik?ref=hl You can like us and invite your friends. Help us promote the city of Dubrovnik. Thank you in the advance and best regards.

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