Things to do while cruising in Dubrovnik
Situated in the far south of the country, Dubrovnik is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Not only it's the most visited city in Croatia, but it's also one of the finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world.
Dubrovnik is most famous for the UNESCO protected old part of the city, with 1970 meters of ancient walls surrounding it.
And because of its attractions and cultural heritage, it is a top holiday destination for yacht lovers.
Goolets can organize your yacht charter trip with Dubrovnik being your starting or/and ending cruise destination. You can enjoy the majestic beauty of this ancient town and experience the best local things with our concierge team.
Interesting facts about Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik is part of the UNESCO heritage list
- It was an independent country for many centuries
- Game of Thrones was filmed here
- The city is surrounded by 2 km of stone walls
Here are some of the attractions you can not afford to miss.
Dubrovnik City Walls & Fortresses
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is surrounded by ancient 2 km long stunning city walls that today are the city’s greatest attraction. These walls are also popular because they were used for Game of Thrones filming set, so many lovers of that series visit those locations all over Dubrovnik.
We highly recommend visiting these defensive stone walls surrounding the city and definitely don’t forget to bring your camera because you will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape and gorgeous views.
Old Town – Streets of Stradun
The old town has beautiful architecture, palaces, and lively streets. However, the most popular and most visited street is Stradun the main street of Dubrovnik. A whole pedestrian street is covered with limestone and it runs 300 meters through the Old Town. An interesting fact is that many of the historic buildings and monuments of Dubrovnik are placed along this street so that is one more reason why this street is the busiest and most popular street in Dubrovnik.
Church of St- Blasius
St. Blasius could be singled out as the most used motif in arts in Dubrovnik. A celebration in the honor of St. Blasius has been held in the City since 972. This tradition is still alive today as every 3rd February Dubrovnik welcomes thousands of visitors to participate in the celebration of the patron day in the Festival of St. Blasius.
Homeland War Museum
The Croatian War of Independence Museum in the formative stage is located in one wing of Fort Imperial on Mount Srđ, which is the symbol of the defence of Dubrovnik. The first phase of the permanent museum project Dubrovnik in the Croatian War of Independence 1991 – 1995 has been completed.
An exhibition of the same name has been put on at Fort Imperial with around 500 exhibits. The main themes include Dubrovnik in the Croatian War of Independence 1991 – 1995 and the history of Fort Imperial.
Stands in the square formed by Sponza Palace, St. Blaise Church, and the Bell-Tower. It presents Roland, the 8th-century knight who became a legend owing to the medieval epic Chanson de Roland.
According to legend, Roland saved Dubrovnik from the Saracens and defeated them near the Island Lokrum. The white flag of the Dubrovnik Republic with the image of St. Blaise and his initials SB was put out on Orlando’s Column until the abolition of the Republic in 1808.
The Big Fountain of Onofrio and St. Saviour Church
Built between 1438 and 1444, Dubrovnik’s famous Big Fountain of Onofrio is probably the city’s most well-known historic monument. An easy stroll from the Pile Gate, this landmark structure is somewhat smaller today than the original due to damage caused by the earthquake of 1667. An important part of the city’s original water supply system (also designed by Onofrio de la Cava) that carried water from the Dubrovacka River, the fountain stands immediately in front of the equally attractive St. Saviour Church. One of only a few buildings to survive the devastating earthquake of 1667 intact, this small place of worship is well worth visiting for its fine Gothic and Renaissance features.
The best restaurants and taverns to consider in Dubrovnik
Several places where you can expect only superb food, drinks, and experience. Goolets has personal contacts with the owners of these places. They take special care of our guests.
Nautika Restaurant lies on the very edge of the sea, alongside the western entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old City. From its unique terraces, diners can enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind view of the Adriatic and the fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar. The restaurant’s chef, Mario Bunda, leads a team whose varied offerings include lobster from the Dalmatian island of Vis and delicacies from the local waters of the Adriatic.
Restaurant Sesame follows the family tradition from 1880 and is located in a quaint green oasis just a couple of minutes away from the Old town, in the street leading towards Gradac park and Danče beach – favourite local spots. Every little detail inside Sesame tells the story of Dubrovnik, its rich history is simply a part of Sesame’s own identity.
Restaurant Porat is located in vibrant Gruž Harbour, Porat is in the immediate vicinity of the farmers and fish market. For those who prefer to dine late at night, join the Chef at around 11 p.m. and be the first one to visit the large fishing boats as they dock in front of the restaurant. Very often the fresh catch goes directly to the kitchen and by midnight it’s cooked and served to the guests.
Taste the blend of traditional Mediterranean cuisine and a modern way of preparing meals with great wines in Travena Otto. Nothing goes better with simple yet so tasty food with fresh ingredients from Mediterranean cuisine – and don’t forget the local wines.
Fish Restaurant Proto
The fish restaurant Porto menu depends exclusively on the daily availability of fresh ingredients. The friendly staff are always willing to explain every detail on the menu, filet the fish for guests less skilled in deboning, and often serve as promoters of national cuisine, in particular, the Mediterranean cuisine with which they are most familiar.
Above 5 Rooftop Restaurant
A charming restaurant Above 5 Rooftop situated on the only rooftop terrace in the heart of the city, surrounded by ancient city walls. Experience unforgettable views and history, while enjoying exceptional Mediterranean food inspired by seasonal produce and modern gastronomy.
Things to do
Plenty of exciting ideas and things to do in Dubrovnik.
Lapad is a residential suburb of Dubrovnik that lies about 3 km northwest of the Old Town. The interior is mostly green and calm with plenty of attractive sea views. Also, there are some excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops used by locals and visitors.
The excursion starts at the village Gruda in Konavle. We take our bikes to the small village roads that run across the lively Konavle region. The trail takes us through orchards, cornfields, vineyards, and blueberry fields. We also cross the bridges of the Ljuta and Konavočica rivers. The main route is easy to cycle on, flat with just a few short climbs. More experienced cyclists can arrange a challenging route with their tour guide.
Game of Thrones Tour
From the forsaken Castle Black through to the deep snow of Winterfell and everlasting winds of Iron Islands down to the warm shores of Dorne, all the roads lead to the Capital of Seven Kingdoms. Welcome to King’s Landing and become part of the epic HBO series Game of Thrones!
Cable car and Bungee jumping
For panoramic lovers, a cable car ride that takes you to the top of Srđ hill is a great idea. From that point, you'll be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik.
And for the adventure seekers, you can have a bungee jump from the Franjo Tuđman bridge.