Price guide: Free

Islet east of the old town, Dubrovnik, 20000

Price guide: Free

People swimming at Lokrum
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By Jane Foster, your Dubrovnik expert

#7 of 11
expert-rated things to do in Dubrovnik
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, No fuss

Expert review of Lokrum

A tiny island close to Dubrovnik old town, ideal for swimming and sun bathing.

To avoid the crowds, take a 15-minute taxi-boat ride from Dubrovnik’s old harbour to the islet of Lokrum, east of the city walls. Footpaths lead through pinewoods and a 19th-century botanical garden, complete with tropical planting and strutting peacocks, to arrive at several decent little pebble beaches. In parts, the rocky coast plunges straight down into deep water, ideal for diving or jumping into the sea. Alternatively, you can swim in a small saltwater lake (usually a few degrees warmer than the open sea) or in the area reserved for nudists. There’s also a café serving drinks and snacks.

Price advice: 

Taxi-boat, return ticket 40 kunas.

Expert tips: 
There's an old fortress on Lokrum affording great views back to Dubrovnik - bring a camera!

More information on Lokrum:

Price guide:
Beach, Boat trip, Island
Islet east of the old town, Dubrovnik, 20000
Months open:
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Opening times:
Taxi-boats depart from Dubrovnik's old harbour every half-hour through high season, 9am-7pm.

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