1. Walk the city walls. There is nothing quite like a stroll along the ancient city walls, gazing at the Adriatic on one side, and getting a glimpse of local life in the backstreets, on the other side.
2. Take a boat trip. You think Dubrovnik is amazing? The surrounding islands are spectacular! We love getting out on a boat, swimming at remote beaches and having a long, lazy lunch at fabulous Villa Ruza, Kolocep island, overlooking the sea.
3. Take a day trip to Montenegro. It’s hard to believe that you can be in a different country within an hour! Gorgeous little Montenegro is a great place to explore for a day. Stunning coastline, dramatic mountains, and interesting old towns!
4. Shop with the locals at Gruz Markets. There is a small market in Dubrovnik’s old town, however the prices are heavily inflated for the tourists. Better to walk to Gruz Harbour early in the morning to check out the freshest, finest selection of fruit, vegetables and of course fish. Vendors come from surrounding villages, islands and even Herzegovina over the border, to sell their wares. Get there at 7am to see the market in full swing.
5. Kayak around the old town. For an entirely different perspective on the old town (and a chance to work up an appetite for a delicious dinner!), how about a kayaking tour around the city walls!0