Diaries from Croatia – Lokrum Island

Lokrum Island really was a highlight of our holiday.  Known to Game of Thrones fans as ‘The City of Quarth’, you can see why this was used as a location. We took the boat from the port and it cost 150 Kuna for a return ticket.

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Lokrum island sits a mere 600 meters from the shores of Dubrovnik, with its glistening shoreline, roaming peacocks and rabbits, thick pine forests and a Dead Sea of its own, there is plenty to do, from exploring its various sections, grabbing some food, or simply sunbathing by the sea.

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We started with heading to the botanical gardens which had such amazing cacti and various species of plant.

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Peacocks roam freely all over the island, one almost comically landing on Dave’s head! Originally brought over from the Canary Islands by Maximilian, the peacocks and rabbits are the only residing inhabitants of Lokrum Island.

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We had some lunch in the Monastery which was set in a beautiful location overlooking the gardens, though I would also recommend taking a picnic and settling down by the Dead Sea (Mrtvo More) with its crystal clear waters.

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After exploring the gardens we headed towards the shoreline, where there are rock formations of layers and layers of history in the making. Lokrum is composed of limestone and dolomite rocks, which were deposited around 85 million years ago!

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We headed to Fort Royal via the ‘Path of Paradise’ , which is worth the hike for the views! We sat on a nearby rock at the top and just took in the scenery around us.

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We then caught the boat back to Dubrovnik Old Town, the journey back provided amazing views from the sea of the City Walls. We then made our way back to our apartment after a wonderful first day exploring.

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