Tuesday, 21 May 2024
In his beloved Dubrovnik In his beloved Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is in my heart and soul – 15 top tips from an experienced Dubrovnik fan

Written by  Jun 09, 2017

Dietmar Gamerith is a self-confessed “Dubrovnik lover” and for this Austrian living in Graz Dubrovnik is his second home. He has visited an amazing 75 times and has seen and done everything over that time.

As he says “Dubrovnik is in my heart and soul.” He often drives the 880 kilometres from his home in Graz to his second home in Dubrovnik. We caught up with Dietmar to find out what inside tips he has for travellers to Dubrovnik and here is his top 15

1 – Visit the Gradac park overlooking the historic Old City of Dubrovnik – “it is a wonderfully peaceful place with tremendous views.”

2 – Walk the City walls in Dubrovnik - “this is a must and an adventure every time.”

3 – Climb to the top of the Srd Mountain that overlooks Dubrovnik – “I often walk to the top rather than catch the cable car.”

4 – Go to Cavat . “I go very year and it is a special place.”

5 – Catch the ferry to the island of Lokrum – “pure bliss and outstanding nature.”

6 – Visit the little church on Gorica Sv. Vlaho – “there are no tourists here and the views over Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea are amazing.”

7 - Lapad is a must visit and a walk along the wonderful new Promenade – “walk from Lapad to Babin Kuk and stop off at the Cave Bar in Hotel More for refreshment...and it is always cool.”

8 – No trip to Dubrovnik is complete without a stroll along the Stradun through the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik – “I like to have a meal in Restaurant Defene.”

dietmar dubrovnik beer

9 – Walk the old part of Pile just outside the City Walls and climb up to the Lovrijenac Fortress – “Restaurant Dubravka is a good spot for a light lunch.”

10 – Go for a swim at Copacabana Beach in the Babin Kuk suburb – “take a drink on the Maki Stradun through Babin Kuk as well.”

11 – Gradska Kavana cafe bar in the heart of the Old City is the soul of the city in more ways than one – “what a place to watch the world go by and catch up with old friends.”

12 – Stop of at the Homeland War museum on the top of the Srd Mountain – “here I remember the tougher years and darker pages of Dubrovnik’s rich history.”

13 – Roll out your towel and go for a dip in the Adriatic Sea – “my favourite beaches are in Lapad, Porporella and Bellevue beach and also a quiet place is on Boninovo.”

14 – Visit the Aquarium Museum – “it’s fun and interesting to see what the sea around Dubrovnik contains.”

15 – Go island hopping to the local islands around Dubrovnik – “a trip to the islands of Lopud, Sipan, Mlijet, Kolecep, Korcula is a great day out.”

With 75 trips to Dubrovnik already under his belt who are we at The Dubrovnik Times to argue with his choices. They might help you and give you some tips on how to spend your time in Dubrovnik as well.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


Find us on Facebook