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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • A wonderful island full of peacocks and rabbits! There are a few cafes but not many so bring lunch with you. The rocks are also very sharp and not nice to walk/sit on so bring sea shoes. There is a cave on the island you can swim in!

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