Island of Lokrum, Dubrovnik

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Swim, marvel at exotic plants, and walk with peacocks at Island of Lokrum. Visit the site where, according to legend, King Richard the Lionheart was cast safely ashore after a shipwreck during his return from the crusades. The area was also once a favorite summer retreat of Austrian archduke Maximilian. To get to the island, ride a ferry from the city. Enjoy a dip in the small salt lake, which is 10 m (33ft) deep and known as the Dead Sea. Visit the botanical garden to admire Mediterranean plants, including laurels, oaks, pines, cypresses, olives, agaves, cacti, magnolia, and palms. If you'd like to take a journey back in time, explore the deserted 11th-century Benedictine monastery. To visit Island of Lokrum on your trip to Dubrovnik, use our Dubrovnik itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Took the ferry from the old harbour 20 mins breeze across the sea to the island. Nice shady with a natural salty sea to take a cool dip in. All good :-)  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A small island accessible very easily from the old port of dubrovnik. Full of ballads and swimming sites. The animals roam freely and it's still wild. Really very nice.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After reading info about this place before going, I imagined that there would be a pathway that meanders all around the island slowly ascending to the fortress at the top. I thought there would be bea...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    As beautiful as Dubrovnik. Take your swimming gear and dip in the sea and natural pools. Wander the gardens and go to the towers at the top with the best view. Even fed wild pomegranate to wild rabbits!
  • June 30, 2017
    Must visit if you come to dubrovnik. Less crowded than the main city. Pack swim wear (dead sea lake and well the sea), also pack shoes for great walks around.
  • July 1, 2017
    The beautiful forested island near Dubrovnik for centuries belonged to the ecclesiastical order of Benedictines who had a church there. However, at the end of the 18th century, the Dubrovnik Republic faced financial difficulties and decided to sell the island in 1798. That year, the legend of Lokrum squat is born. Namely - according to the oral tradition that has been held until today - the Benedictines, angry by the decision of the sale of Lokrum, go to the rush hour on the island, wrapped in black hats with hoods on their heads, holding inverted candles, saying a horrible curse: death or severe The misfortune of each owner of Lokrum after them. This legend will serve as a good script for my future movie.
  • May 9, 2017
    This is a beautiful small island that's easy to get to on a short boat ride from Dubrovnik's old port. Worth checking out whether or not you're a fan of Game of Thrones.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great little island nearby Dubrownik, 15 min. with a ferry boat (round trip costs 120kn). If you get to an island in a another way as with a ferry boat, you have to pay an entry fee in amount of 90kn. On island few restaurants, bars, many places to walk and to chill on the grass, or on the rocks nearby water.

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