Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

We´ve been wanting to visit Dubrovnik for such a long time and finally made it in spring. I fell in love with this city from the moment I saw it on the fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones. As soon as we arrived , I fell even more in love because of it´s combination of perfect sun soaked beaches and old city charm. I can see why Game of Thrones is filmed here , it is indescribably beautiful.

Dubrovnik is also known as the “Pearl of Adriatic”. It really is a beautiful city with an Old Town which became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. The city has everything; from breathtaking views, historic buildings and stunning beaches. It also has a wide range of accomodation options, tours, outdoor activities , cafes and restaurants.

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Our Gorgeous Apartment (Book here)

We stayed in Soline which is 12 km away from Old Town Dubrovnik. We had a lovely stay at Niksa´s apartment . A great choice if you would like to avoid the crowds of the old town. The apartment offers a beautiful view of the Adriatic sea, a patio perfect for breakfast, a jacuzzi and rooftop pool to relax in.

 

 

 

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On our second night, we visited King Konoba restaurant which was recommended by our host. We´ve been fetched up by the son of chef(owner) and drove us back after our lovely dinner. The food is tasty and fresh, especially the seafood.

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Game Of Thrones Tour (Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island)

My friend and I are big Game of Thrones fans and so we went on the tour with Gulliver Travel . We paid to visit Iceland in December. Our first GoT filming location experience was in Reykjavik, Iceland. As part of the Golden Circle tour, we had the opportunity to wander in Thingvellir National Park where they filmed “Path to the Eyrie” and “Arya’s & Sandor Clegane’s Journey”. Visiting Morocco in February was also a magical experience. We took an overnight trip to the Sahara Desert and had our first stop in Aït Benhaddou as Yunkai, the Yellow City. Last but not least, the stunning city of Dubrovnik as King´s Landing. We visited all of the legendary filming locations from Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik and Lokrum island.

Our tour guide  provided a very informative tour about Game of Thrones as well as Dubrovnik history. He took us to the exact locations where scenes were filmed including: House of the Undying, Walk of Shame steps, Battle of Black Water, Red Wedding Area and plenty more. We ended the tour at Lokrum island, which is the setting for Qarth and where Game of Thrones exhibit abound. Lokrum island is a short boat trip from the old port of Dubrovnik . There are lots to see in this island including a botanical garden, monastery, and The Dead Sea. Plenty of peacocks and rabbits roam freely around the area so take some bread as you are allowed to feed them if you wish.

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Recognize these steps?

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Ancient City Walls

This is one thing in Dubrovnik that should not be missed. Dubrovnik’s Old Town is surrounded by enormous stone walls to protect the city from hostile invasion throughout the centuries. These walls were built between 12th to 17th century and exquisitely preserved until today. We had a fantastic time wandering around the 2 km ancient walls on a glorious sunny day. There are an enormous amounts of steps to tackle but is all worth it for the spectacular views over the city and Adriatic sea. So take your time to walk and immerse yourself in centuries of history.

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Banje Beach Club

After a long and tiring stroll around the walled city of Old Town, we headed to this pebbly beach. We spent a lovely afternoon lying on sun loungers, sipping a cocktail whilst enjoying Croatian sunshine.

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Mt. Srd and Panorama Restaurant

We ascended Mt Srd via cable car to visit a restaurant called Panorama Restaurant. We had a lovely dinner as we celebrated my friend´s birthday. Indeed a great setting on top of the hill overlooking the Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik’s Old Town and Lokrum island. We ended the dinner with cocktails and cake as the view continues to spoil us as the sun sets over the Adriatic Sea.

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