DubrovnikDecember 8, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ 🌙 13 °C
Our one night stopover at beautiful Dubrovnik
Our one night stopover at beautiful Dubrovnik
Heute ging es in „unsere“ Stadt, an den Ort an dem Mandy vor zwei Jahren ihren Antrag bekam.
Mit der Seilbahn fuhren wir hoch hinaus um noch einmal den wunderschönen Ausblick auf die beeindruckende Stadt zu erhalten.
Danach schlenderten wir durch die schöne Altstadt und besuchten einige der Game of Thrones Drehorte.
Am Mittag ging es dann nach Lokrum, eine kleine Insel vor Dubrovnik, welche uns durch seine Vegetation und die vielen dort lebenden Tiere eine willkommene Abwechslung zum heiteren Treiben in der Altstadt bot.
Der steile Anstieg auf den Berg belohnte uns abschließend mit einem weiteren einmaligen Blick auf diesen für uns so wichtigen Ort.Read more
Wir sind heute mit dem schnellen Katamaran von Korčula nach Dubrovnik gefahren. Der Besitzer unseres Apartments auf Korčula hat uns mega nett spontan zum Hafen gefahren, so mussten wir uns nicht mit den Koffern durch die Hitze schleppen.
In Dubrovnik wollten wir mal eben 15 Minuten zu Fuß zu unserem hiesigen Apartment spazieren. Leider zeigt Google Maps keine Höhen an, und so standen wir mit den Koffern plötzlich vor einer riesigen langen Treppe. Die 36° trugen nicht zu unserer Motivation bei. Aber am Apartment wurden wir sehr nett empfangen und konnten uns bei der Klimaanlage erstmal entschwitzen.
Bald ging es aber schon weiter Richtung Altstadt, denn wir hatten eine Kayaktour gebucht. Wir trafen uns an einem kleinen Strand direkt an der Stadtmauer und fuhren in einer kleinen Gruppe los zur Insel Lokrum und von dort aus zu einer Höhle mit Strand, von wo aus wir schnorcheln konnten. Auf dem Rückweg umrundeten wir erneut die Stadtmauern von Dubrovnik. Bei schönstem Sonnenuntergang schaukelten wir in den leichten Wellen vor der Stadtmauer, während hunderte Schwalben über uns zwitscherten.
Nach der Kayaktour versuchten wir einigermaßen enstpannt durch die Altstadt zu schlendern, was durch die Massen an Touristen nicht so einfach war. Schließlich flüchteten wir uns in ein eher mittelmäßiges Restaurant und fuhren dann erschöpft mit dem Bus zum Apartment.Read more
Off for a visit and dinner to Old town, I am sure we will be visiting Old Town very frequently, this area has so much to see and do.
We had dinner and delightful cocktails over looking Blackwater Bay not the real name Game of Thrones name.
Walked completed down to Old Town now to start our walking around the old city. We booked into a walking tour so we could get an understanding of the history, buildings and stories of the medieval walled city.
So much history, wonderful stories, steps, cobbles and incredible buildings.
Old Town is jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains.
Dubrovnik Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice as a trading port, with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries.
Today the walls enclose Dubrovnik’s historic centre and walking on the walls which we actually did not do but you can get incredible views of the Pearl of the Adriati’ and the surrounding lush green islands.
Dubrovnik’s Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces,renaissance fountains and facades, are all intertwined with gleaming wide marble-paved squares, steep cobbled streets and houses, all of which have also remained unchanged for centuries.
Simply a beautiful place even though it is a little crowed it is very serene.Read more
It was hot work walking around so it is time for drinks and lunch. We felt like pub style food as we had been eating so much resturant food, a simple lunch was what we required to get us through the afternoon activies.
Time for our Game of Thrones tour.
The tour was so much fun we could place ourselves in some of the scenes so easily. Our tour guide was excellent and gave us some very special insights into the series as our she was one of the main extra's and played the part of most of the girls including Brienne.
We actually walked the "Walk of Shame" starting at the top of the staircase. Even told that the crowd in the series was actually quite small the people just kept moving to make it look like lots of people, we need to see that episode again and pick a person to see how many times they are in the crowd.
The Red keep is outside the walled city so it was necessary to take a short walk up the hill to the Red Keep again told lots of stories and explained how the crew cover and hide things which should not be in view. Apparently lots of flowers are used to cover items which should not be there.Read more
Today was a rest day. We have been so busy we thought we would take it easy for a change and feel like we are actually on holidays rather than sightseer's.
Rest day to us means another walk and wander around Old Town . We also found out about a bar that was definitely worth a try "Hole in the Wall", a very pleasant day indeed. We watched lots of interesting things in the water from old ships, submarines to people jumping in the water from the rocks and trying to get back to the rocks in the swell.Read more
Another rest day this time in the sun for most of the day. This is actually a private beach so we had to pay 100 Euros for deck chairs on a pebble beach. The beaches are nothing like ours but the water was nice. We noticed an empty day bed with a cover so we decided we would ditch the deck chairs and take a cabana. The cabana was lovely nice cushions and shaded with room to put your things. What we found out later was that we should have paid another 100 Euro for the day bed but no one picked that up, perhaps because we looked old and needed something more comfortable.
It was a lovely day resting reading, eating and swimming this is what relaxing holidays are meant to be like.Read more
This was our 2nd time in Dubrovnik and the plan was to walk around the city walls. Beautiful day and we didn't want to fork out $14US each to have a shuttle bus take us into town.... it was only 4km, mostly flat except for the last big hill, so we decided to walk in. It took a while but we were pretty pleased with our efforts.
As with anything in Europe, there was a fee to walk around the walls - 300 Kuna or around $25pp. Lots of stairs up and down and approx. 2km around. The ocean is clean and clear and a beautiful blue colour. Looking down on the city below you could see the tiles that had to be replaced after the bombing 20-30 years ago.
After our walk around the walls we found this fantastic lolly shop (We saw it before when we were here last). Bought an assortment of lollies to try. One of them was called a hot chilli pepper. We thought it was just a gummy lolly but when we ate it it sure packed a punch - burnt our mouths for ages.Read more
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