As a Game of Thrones fan, I was very excited about traveling to Dubrovnik in Croatia. But I never expected my trip to exceed my expectations so much. It had everything a tourist can ask for! From great sights and history to contemporary fantasy and food.
Top things to see and do in Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Spend your day in the Dubrovnik Old Town district
- Carry your swimwear because the water is amazing
- Enjoy the amazing local Croatian cuisine
- Go for a Croatian Boat trip
- Book an Airbnb and Travel with Uber
1. Spend your day in the Dubrovnik Old Town district
I absolutely loved the old town district. I have a bias toward the architecture of such yellow golden color especially when it is sunny. Just exploring the old town district, sipping some coffee at the outdoor cafeterias, and cooling yourself off with a swim along the castle walls felt heavenly for me. You can easily make new friends here because Dubrovnik has great positive vibes.
2. Carry your swimwear because the water is amazing
Swimming is an important criterion for my vacations. That is why I loved South Italy , Venice, Cinque Terre, and the Andaman Islands. The saltwater makes it easier to float, but do make sure you know how to swim. Otherwise you may end up stepping on some sea barnacles and may need an urgent emergency hospital trip to a Vienna Krankenhaus like my good friend from Hyderabad.
3. Enjoy the amazing local Croatian cuisine
Croatian food along the coast is heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. Moreover, Austrian, Hungarian, and Turkish influence on Croatian cuisine has made it absolutely scrumptious.
4. Go for a Croatian Boat trip
There are many amazing boating and yacht packages available for tourists. Since we were there just for a short trip, I skipped boating and stuck to swimming.
5. Book an Airbnb and Travel with Uber
You can find a great Airbnb away from the old town district and book a relatively cheap and comfortable Uber to travel around. I say cheap because Uber and taxis are much cheaper here than in other parts of Europe like Vienna, Milan, Barcelona, or Paris. Comfortable because all my Uber rides in Dubrovnik, Croatia had very friendly drivers who spoke great English. Dubrovnik felt like South Italy but even better in some ways because everyone spoke decent English. The only issue was that they don’t use the Euro here so you may need to keep some local Croatian Kuna.
Conclusion: Dubrovnik is perfect for King’s Landing!
Dubrovnik was perfect for Milan Ka Raja (King of Milan) and is rightfully an ideal location for King’s Landing on Game of Thrones. The locals treat tourists like Kings!