On the other side of the main port of Lopud, there is the bay of Šunj.
It is a proper beach, with incredibly hot sand and a restaurant/bar, and for that reason usually very crowded.
There are 2 main ways to get there: either for few kunas getting a taxi, some sort of vehicle which resemble a big golf cart, or simply walking. As I wanted to visit the island first and then get to the island, I decided to walk.
The only suggestion I would give if you are going in the afternoon: bring water!
The island of Lopud is situated northwest of the city Dubrovnik and is a part of the Elafiti islands.
To get to the island, I had to get a ferry from the port of Dubrovnik which also stops at Koločep (the island before). Continue Reading
So far my trips here brought me only to an island – Lokrum – but this area has many other beautiful island, the Elaphite Islands for instance, located west of Dubrovnik and consisting of large number of reefs and rocks and eight islands and five islets, namely: Daksa, Koločep (Kalamota), St. Andrija, Lopud, Ruda, Šipan, Mišnjak, Jakljan, Kosmeč, Goleč, Crkvine, Tajan and Olipa.
“These islands give a special touch to that part of panorama, especially at sunset, when they seem the most beautiful. The view best enjoyed from Dubrovnik hills Srđ and Petka, and some parts of the Lapad peninsula.
Only three islands in the whole Elaphite archipelago are inhabited; Koločep (Kalamota), Lopud and Šipan. The others are just a play place oasis for the gull rarely disturbed by the lonesome visitor in search of tranquil isolation.”
The island of Lokrum has not only beautiful coasts and buildings; it is also home of several peafowls (around 3/4 peacocks and a dozen of peahens and young peafowls).
During my stay on the island I spent a lot of time quietly following some of them, I really like their vibrant colours; especially the metallic blue plumage of the neck.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to see their tail train fully displayed.
Today a thick layer of clouds covered the skies of Dubrovnik but didn’t stop people from enjoying the still warm weather. And so did I. Continue Reading
I find the coast near Dubrovnik fantastic. The colour of the water and the rocks make it very enjoyable and fascinating.
If there are any Game of Thrones fans reading, this part of the city has been used throughout the second season: this part of the coast has been especially used during the siege to King’s Landing. In my opinion it is amazing the feeling you get when you manage to recognize the place the actors really are.
The Stradun (also called Placa) is the main street of Dubrovnik, long some 300 metres is one of the most frequented part of the Grad.
It connects the two entrances to the town: the Pile and Ploče Gates. Continue Reading