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. Take a look at our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Island of Lokrum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful nature in the center of Dubrovnik. You can see many rabbits and peacock jumping and laying around. You can take a swimm in the sea or in a dead lake in the middle of the island. I love going...  more »
  • Have an amazing time at this island. Spent an hour walking round the forests trails and botanical gardens before discovering a beautiful rocky beach. Returned to the main part of the island to swim in...  more »
  • In the 17th century the island was used as a quarantine zone to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. To settle for first on the island were in 1023 the Benedictine monks who founded an Abbey was rebuilt in the 14th century and then collapsed in the earthquake of 1667. In 1859 the Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg there built a Palace and restored the cloister later a Museum of natural sciences. During the French occupation of the island the French built a fortified town called Fort Royal on the highest point at 91 m above sea level today is an overlook that offers a spectacular view of the island and the city of Dubrovnik. We decide to get to the top but the business proves formidable soon! The hike is challenging, the trail up to the Fort is very steep and rocky so we have to be very careful but once at the top our efforts are rewarded not so much by outcroppings of the Fort but the splendid sights!
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  • Nice place to spend half a day. NB as of 11 November 2017 all restaurants/bars/shops on the island are closed for the winter so you need to bring your own food, and the ferry may only run if there are enough people wanting to go to the island. Return ferry departs as soon as it arrives - they don't wait for the scheduled time of 15 past the hour! Return tickets including entry to the island are 120kn. Buy tickets from a small desk in the middle of the pier. If you can't find the desk it means the ferry is probably not running within the next hour.
  • Nice place to visit for a half day excursion. Get the boat from the old town port. Included is return journey and island entry fee. Island has peacocks and rabbits running wild. Watch out with the peacocks as they stole some people's food right out of their hands. There are a couple of restaurants, and some ruins, plus the replica of the iron throne. The "dead sea" is a good spot to cool off. Most of the island is covered with trees so it's cooler and more shaded than the mainland.
  • Peacock island. Bring your own food unless you want to pay a fortune.
  • A lovely site to look at. Don't need to spend a whole day here unless you want to just relax on the coast of the island. Not much to see. Plenty of islands. Plot twist. If you like game of thrones then there's a throne on this island in the tourist center
  • Simply beautiful place, definitely worth a visit if you're in Dubrovnik. There are numerous beaches and the park is amazing with stunning views. But bring some water with you, there are no public fountains!
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