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Croatia : 3 days in Dubrovnik

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Day 1

This is the beging of a 2 week trip coinciding with UK bank holiday. I arrived Dubrovnik in afternoon. My apartment was between Lapad and Old Town. Uber is available in Dubrovnik so I took an uber to my accomodation. Later in the afternoon visited a local beach named Belevue.

Day 2
Dubrovnik gets pretty hot even in the beginning of June. So next mornings I wanted to go for a walk along the city wall as first thing. For a walk,ย  tickets are pretty expensive close to โ‚ฌ40, nevertheless the walk was beautiful. One interesting thing , they dont make information brocheure in english though it is available in other languages. I found it little odd latter I realise if someone is really keen its a way to keep the business of private guides thriving. Typically the old town gets very crowded once large cruise ships starts arriving around 10. The old city of Dubrovnik got even more famous because of “Game of Thrones” . Later in the afternoon I took a boat to the local island called Lokram. Lokram was a nice change from the brutal sun of the old town. The island has some secluded beaches , ruin of monestry and a fort at a vantage point.ย  The boats to Lokram departs from the old port at Old Town

Day 3

Last full day of my Dubrovnik stay was fully devoted to exploring many of nearby islands. I arranged a boat trip to explore 3 islands and blue cave. Ulnike the Lokram boats , boats for these islands departs from Lapad. So the first stop was blue cave. Here I took a plunge in sea but it was not possible to visit blue cave as water level was pretty high and cave entry was almost submerged. Next we visited Lopud. The only settlement on the eponymous island, is located in a bay. There is a path that leads to the sandy Bay of Sunj on the far side of the island . I walked along the coast line towards Lopud marina but latter decided to hike Sutvrac fortress, the highest point of the island. It took a good hour hiking through densely-wooded paths, but the long and winding climb was worth it! I even encountered a family of mountain goats. There is also some nice beaches and a nudist beach on the other side . Latter I again walked along the coast line and came back towards my boat.

Next stop was Sipan where we had our food. I chose fish and it was a mighty feast ! After the lunch, I had free time for a sightseeing walk through Suฤ‘uraฤ‘ โ€“ a small village stretched along the harbour, dominated by the 16th century castle of the wealthy Stjepovic-Skocibuha family from Dubrovnik.

Our final stop was Kolocep island , with more than 250 sunny days per year, island Kolocep is the sunniest of all of the islands. There is a nice rocky beach with a cave and jumping site near the lighthouse on the opposite side of the island. The trails are well marked and if you love hiking , its a nice place for few hours.

Finally we came back to Lapad ferry stop in the afternoon.

Day 4

On my last day I again went for a final stroll in old town area before taking my transportation to Tjentiste in Bosnia .