7 Ways On How To Get To Mount Srd Dubrovnik

On your list of things to do in Dubrovnik should be to go to the top of Mount Srd. Because, if you think Dubrovnik looks amazing when you’re walking around on ground level… you’ll be in awe when you see it from the mountain top.

Now, Mt Srd forms part of the rugged and picturesque Dinaric Alps… which spans about 645 kilometres (about 400 miles). 

And, with Mount Srd being more than 1,350 feet (greater than about 400 metres)… the views of Dubrovnik, Croatia are ones you’ll cherish forever.

Plus, when you get to the top of Mt Srd, there are other things you can see and do. For example, there’s the Imperial Fortress and Homeland War Museum. Plus, there’s a Dubrovnik viewpoint observation deck and massive cross… as well as a restaurant and bar. 

So, have a look at these 7 different ways on how to get to Mount Srd Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Cable Car

A simple way to get to Mount Srd is via the cable car.

In only takes a few minutes or so from near the Old Town, and you’ll be at the summit. So, it’s handy if you don’t feel like hiking up Mount Srd … or if you have limited time. 

Yet, bear in mind that the Dubrovnik cable car price for an adult, round-trip ticket… it costs 200 Kuna (about 26.60 Euros / USD $28). Or, if you want to take the cable car one-way, then an adult ticket will set you back 110 Kuna (about 14.60 Euros / USD $15.50).

Plus, for children aged 4 – 12 years, a round-trip ticket cost 50 Kuna (about 6.70 Euros / USD $7)… and a one-way ticket on the cable car to Mt Srd is 30 Kuna (about 4 Euros / USD $4.20). 

Yet, if you’re up for something more active then do this…

Take the Mount Srd Hiking Trail

If you want to get in touch with nature and burn some calories… take the Mount Srd Hiking Trail to the top. Now, this was the option that we did prefer. 

Make sure you read our other blog post about taking the Mt Srd Hiking Trail… because we also share with you a “secret” path. And, on this path you will witness some amazing views of Dubrovnik… from different vantage points.

This is also the cheapest option. All it’ll cost is your time and effort!

Hire A Car

Now, if you have your own transport from a car hire for example, then from Dubrovnik Old Town… it’ll take about 15 minutes or so to the peak of Mount Srd. Of course, this is dependent on traffic conditions at the time you’re going. 

This is convenient as you can come and go whenever you want. Yet, hiring a car can be expensive. There is a decent amount of parking when you get to Mount Srd. But, be mindful that in peak times finding a parking spot may be more challenging. 

Taxi / Uber

Taxi one-way, and then choose one of the other options. Yes, there is Uber in Croatia. And, it is reasonably priced in comparison to taking a taxi most times. 

For an Uber, prices will vary depending on what type of Uber vehicle you take, and when. Yet, for a rough estimate, from Dubrovnik Old Town to the top of Mount Srd… it may cost about 85 Kuna one way (about 11.30 Euros / USD $12).

Taxi prices will vary, depending on if you take a car with a meter… or if you take one which will offer a fixed price. Yet, when it comes to taxis, we usually use the Uber fare as a guide.

Take an Organized Tour

If you want the help of someone with local knowledge… there are many tour operators who can get you up to Mount Srd. Plus, if you want to include other activities… find out about the combination package tours that they can offer. 

For example, why not combine a tour of Mt Srd, with a Dubrovnik Old Town tour. Plus, some packages allow you to skip the line. So, in peak season this would be a great advantage. 

CLICK HERE to check out some of the amazing tours you can do… to make the most of your time in Dubrovnik and Croatia.

Catch the Local Bus

If you want to mingle with the Dubrovnik locals… take bus number 17 to help get you to Mount Srd. The departure point is near Pile Gate of Dubrovnik Old Town… going through the town of Bosanka. 

You can buy bus tickets directly from the driver, which will be 15 Kuna using cash only (about 2 Euros / USD $2.15). Or, if you buy it from selected Libertas kiosks the ticket will be 12 Kuna. The ticket lasts for 59 minutes once you validate it on the bus. 

Another option is to buy a ticket for 30 Kuna (about 4 Euros / USD $4.20)… which is valid for 24 hours from when you first validate it. This ticket is convenient as you can use it on the Dubrovnik public transport buses as many times as you want… within that 24 hour timeframe.

Now, a word of warning… We’ve taken local buses around the world, and some with horrible memories. Yet, make sure you allow timing in case the buses are late, early, or not even run… or they may change times without you knowing!

At the time of writing, bus 17 doesn’t run on Sundays or public holidays. Plus, on Saturdays there is only one departure time. To check the most current bus information, go here. 

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Go on a Buggy Safari

Yes, you read that correctly. Last but not least is a very different way to get to the top of Mount Srd… and that’s through a buggy safari tour. And, of course being in a buggy, you’ll be going up and down some rough terrain. Plus, you’ll see different parts of the area that many people won’t. 

Each buggy can accommodate up to 3 people. The organized buggy safari tours run for about 2 hours… with prices starting from 550 Kuna per person (about 74 Euros / USD $78).

CLICK HERE to organise your buggy safari tour!

Well, so there you have it, 7 different ways on how to get to Mount Srd Dubrovnik. There are options for everyone, depending on your budget and how much time you have in Dubrovnik.

Remember, you could also do a combination of the different ways to get to Mt Srd. For example, take the Dubrovnik Cable Car on the way up… then take one of the Mount Srd Hiking Trails down.

In addition to visiting Dubrovnik Old Town… we highly recommend you put going up to the top of Mt Srd, on your list of things to do in Dubrovnik. You’ll get some of most breathtaking views of this magical UNESCO Heritage Listed Site… which will stay in your memories forever.

So, when you went up and down Mount Srd, how did you do it? Let us know!

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18 Of The Best Things To Do In Dubrovnik, Croatia

When you’re in Croatia, one of the must see places is the UNESCO town of Dubrovnik. It’s also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. And, when you go there, you’ll understand why it has been given this adoring name.

We were looking forward to seeing Dubrovnik and exploring this beautiful town. Yet, while we were there… Mother Nature gave us mostly rainy, windy and stormy weather. Oh well, you can’t expect sunny weather all year round. And, don’t always trust the weather forecast reports either!

Even so, when we had some sunny or reasonable weather… we set out to make the most of our time in Dubrovnik

So, in this blog, we’ll run through 18 top things you can do in Dubrovnik. It truly is a magical place. Plus, we share with you a secret location that most tourists would not know about! 

Now, get your pen and paper, laptop, or mobile device out… so we can help plan your itinerary.

Be Mesmerized By Dubrovnik Old Town

Of course, we start with the most popular of the Dubrovnik attractions to visit… which is the Dubrovnik Old Town. This would have to be one of the most charming Old Towns we’ve seen on our travels in Europe.

From afar you its beauty will astound you. Yet, once you step foot into Dubrovnik Old Town, to immerse in the incredible architecture, history and culture… your heart will melt. And honestly, even though it looks magical in the photos and videos… they don’t do it justice!

Now, the great thing is, to get into the Old Town is free. Yet, if you want to go into or explore more of some of the landmarks… you’ll have to pay a fee. And, per place, the price can vary from say 30 Kuna (4 Euros / USD $4.30)… through to 250 Kuna (33.30 Euros / USD $35.40). 

Yet, if you buy the Dubrovnik 1 Day Card, which is 250 Kuna… you can see many of the important Dubrovnik attractions. There is also the Dubrovnik 3 Day Card, as well as a 7 Day Card. To find out more, check out our blog post… which includes how to use the Dubrovnik Card, and its benefits.

So, when you’re in the Old Town, we highly recommend you put this on your top list of things do in Dubrovnik…

Walk the City Walls of Dubrovnik Old Town

You’ve seen the pictures, and watched the videos of Dubrovnik Old Town. And, to say the least, how breathtaking does it look? You can clearly see surrounding the Old Town are the massive city walls… which look like they are hugging and protecting its town.

So, from the 9th Century, some even say from the 7th Century… the City Walls of Dubrovnik were originally built. Yet, devastation would crush the wall, resulting in it having to be re-built several times.

Yet, one of the best things to do in Dubrovnik is to walk the Old Town Walls. It can take about 1 hour to get all the way around. Yet, we can honestly say that it sure is worth it. There are so many incredible vantage points for memorable photos of the Old Town… as well as the areas outside of this.

Now, so you know, it does cost 250 Kuna (33.30 Euros / USD $35.40) to get this privilege. 

Yet, for this price, we recommend that you get the Dubrovnik Card

Not only are the City Walls included in the price… there are several other main Dubrovnik attractions as part of this package too. Prices start from 250 Kuna. For one adult, you get free entrance for one child aged up to 7 years of age. 

If you prefer the services of a tour guide or traveling in a group, CLICK HERE

So, next on our list of the best things to do in Dubrovnik is to see this…

Lovrijenac Fort (St Lawrence Fortress)

One of the Dubrovnik attractions that stands out high above the Adriatic Sea is… Lovrijenac Fort, also known as St Lawrence Fortress.

This remarkable fortress dates back to the 11th Century. And, it’s said that Lovrijenac Fort was originally built… to keep the Venetian troops at bay.

Yet, over time, due to natural and man-made disasters… Lovrijenac Fortress had to undergo several reconstructions. And, thankfully it is still here, and you can take advantage of seeing it. When you head to the top of the Fort, there are amazing views of Dubrovnik and beyond. 

Feel like a King or a Queen… as you look out at your subjects and the events going on from your Fortress. Well, at least it’s fun to imagine it… and what it would’ve been like back in the days!

Now, so you know, to buy a Fort Lovrijenac ticket… it would cost 100 Kuna (about 13.30 Euros / USD $14.20).

Yet, here’s a travel tip for you…

Some people are unaware of this… and that Lovrijenac Fort is actually part of the Dubrovnik Card benefits. Unless you look at the back of the ticket for the City Walls of Dubrovnik… it’s not clear if you can get into the Fortress too. Yet, before we went, we doubled checked that it was still included as part of the Dubrovnik Card. So, take advantage of it while you can.

Now, when you’re at Lovrijenac Fort, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of this…

Relax in Gradac Park

Gradac is a huge park, that was developed in the late 1890’s… with lots of trees for shade in those sunny days. And here, you can take in the different views of Dubrovnik and the coastline. When we were there it was peaceful, with not many people around. We had a seat to ourselves, as we took in the incredible landscape. 

Drink at One of the Best Bars in Dubrovnik

In Dubrovnik you could never get sick of the spectacular landscapes and scenery. It is like a fairytale, especially in and around the Dubrovnik Old Town area. So, why not enjoy it while having a beverage. 

Whether you gawk at the magnificent ancient architecture, or people watch in the Old Town… or have a refreshing cocktail, wine or beer at a cliff bar, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views.

Walk the Mount Srd Hiking Trail 

If you want to see some of the most breathtaking views of Dubrovnik… then you must head up to Mount Srd. Now, we took the energetic route by taking the Mount Srd hiking trail. 

And, it did surprise us, as it’s one of the easier hikes we’ve done in Croatia. Plus, when you read our travel blog about our Mount Srd hike… we let you in on a secret little path for more magnificent views!

Yet, if you’re not keen on walking through nature, or can’t spare about 45 minutes for the hike up… then there are several other options.

And, if you want to take the effort out of organizing it yourself… get some help from the local guides

Next up on our list of top things to do in Dubrovnik, is something you may consider a little strange. Yet, keep reading to find out…

Visit One of the Oldest Pharmacies in Europe

Near the Pile Gate, is the Franciscan Monastery Dubrovnik, built in the 13th century. And, as part of this complex it includes 2 cloisters, library… and an old pharmacy. Yet, you may be wondering what the attraction is with going to an ancient pharmacy? 

Well, not only does the Franciscan Monastery have the oldest pharmacy in the Dubrovnik… it’s one of the oldest in the world. And, it’s still functioning today as a real and live pharmacy. Plus, this complex has wonderful architecture… with its mix of Baroque and Gothic styles.

So, make sure you see an ancient and unique part of history… as you never know, it may shut down or be closed off to the public one day. Also, it’s worth noting this… the Dubrovnik Franciscan Monastery Entrance Fee is included, with the Dubrovnik Card

Check Out the Cute Little Streets

Of course, our usual thing to do is to get ourselves lost in the back streets of these towns. And why not? That’s all part of the fun! Yet, one of the big differences with Dubrovnik Old Town is… there are lots of steep stairs leading up to different parts of the town. We figure it’s a great way to work off all the food that we eat… good and “bad” food! 

Now, speaking of food, another of our usual things to do in this region of Europe is… to try the local bureks.

Grab a Local Burek

It would be a shock to many of our followers, if we didn’t include something about bureks… LOL! And yes, we did try several bureks in Dubrovnik. Now, the bureks are the most expensive here out of all the places we’ve been to in Croatia. Depending on where you go, a burek in Dubrovnik costs on average… about 18 Kuna (about 2.40Euros USD $2.55).

Yet, from our point of view… the best burek is at a place called, Turist. Now, don’t let this plain looking hole in the wall burektore fool you. Even though the place looks small, it sure makes up for it in flavor and more!

The first time we went there we had to wait about 5 minutes, as they were making a fresh batch. Oh yeah, bring it on! And, it sure was worth the wait. Not only do they taste yummy, they are BIG and filling. We almost burnt our mouths as they were piping hot, fresh from the oven. 

OK, it’s not in the Old Town. Yet, go out and explore outside the Old Town. Your tastebuds and belly will thank you for it.

Game of Thrones Locations

OK, so we have to admit that we’re not Game of Thrones fans. Yet, we know that some of you are, so we threw this one in. When you’re sightseeing around Dubrovnik… you’ll naturally stumble across some of the Game of Thrones locations. So, take your superstar selfies in front of some incredible historic sights… buildings and locations!

You’ll then have stars in your eyes, knowing that you’ve set foot on the same Dubrovnik landmarks… that your Game of Thrones movie celebrities did too.

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See How Breathtaking Dubrovnik Is At Night

When you’re out and about visiting the many Dubrovnik attractions… most of the time you’ll be doing this during the day time hours. And, after doing this, you’ll see how stunning Dubrovnik is during the day. Yet, what will make your jaw drop is seeing Dubrovnik at night…

Visit the Dubrovnik Beach Areas

With part of this town being on the coastline, Dubrovnik has a variety of beach areas to enjoy. Each has a different atmosphere… varying from sandy beaches through to rocky beaches. Unfortunately, during our time in Dubrovnik… it wasn’t the ideal weather conditions for swimming. 

Yet, there are plenty of beach cafes and restaurants around to soak up the wonderful views… while having a few bevvies or bites.

So, up next on our list of things to do in Dubrovnik, this is where you can let your mind go…

Appreciate Dubrovnik’s Art Scene

Dubrovnik has several different art galleries that you can visit. And, these include modern art housed in an old mansion, to the tiniest of cute galleries… through to contemporary artworks from local artists. Whatever your artistic preferences are… there are many options to get lost in the art of Dubrovnik.

So, for me and Paul, our interpretation of artwork somewhat differs. Yet, that’s the great thing about art… there is no right or wrong! Let your artistic mind and imagination run wild.

Now, here’s another travel tip… 

Some of the Dubrovnik art galleries and museums are part of the Dubrovnik card… including the Musuem of Modern Art, for example.

Discover the Many Dubrovnik Churches

For a smaller town, Dubrovnik sure has many churches… with many of them in the Old Town area. From the small and quaint churches, to the big and elaborate ones… if seeing churches are your thing, then Dubrovnik won’t disappoint!

And, when you visit some of these churches that are hundreds of years old… you’ll be dumbfounded at how much detail has been put into them, inside and outside.

Now, for those of you who like to go off the beaten path… put this on your list of things to do in Dubrovnik…

Experience a Different Part of Dubrovnik in Lapad

Many tourists end up spending most of their time visiting Dubrovnik Old Town. Yet, if you have the time, head further out to see other parts of this city. There are a host of other restaurants, bars, walking trails, and beaches to experience… outside of the Old Town. And, one of the areas we recommend is Lapad. 

And, in Lapad we suggest you allocate time to do the Setnica Walking Trail. This is a lovely walk around the Lapad Peninsula area. And, when you stroll around, there are stunning views to be seen…

Depending on how many stops you make, the walk may take about 90 minutes. To get to the Lapad area from Duborvnik Old Town, it took us about 25 minutes. Yet, if you have the Dubrovnik Card… you get a free public transport ticket that is valid for 24 hours. So, this is helpful for getting around, as well as saving time and money.

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Treat Yourself to Some Delectable Ice Cream

When you go to Dubrovnik… you’ll see many ice-cream shops displaying their colorful varieties. And, when having a sneak peek inside at all the different flavors… it’s hard to NOT indulge.

From gourmet flavors like Lemon Pie, Tiramisu, Jaffa, Hazelnut… through to the old-time favorites of Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. There’s sure to be a flavor for everyone, to tantalise your tastebuds. 

A scoop of ice cream in Dubrovnik can cost about 15 Kuna (about 2 Euros USD $2.10). It’s by far not the cheapest ice-cream in Europe, yet depending on where you go… the size is much bigger than other places. Definitely worth a try when in Dubrovnik!

For some gourmet experiences in Dubrovnik, CLICK HERE

Learn About Dubrovnik’s History and Culture at the Museums

Now, similar to the art galleries… there are many different museums you can check out in Dubrovnik. From historical maritime artefacts, to learning about the history of the wars… through to discovering the cultures and customs of the local people. If you’re a museum buff, you’ll certainly need a couple of days at least to see them!

Plus, some of the musuems are part of the Dubronvik Card. So, why not take advantage of it, and see as many of the Dubrovnik attractions for free.

For the last on our list of best things to do in Dubrovnik, it’s exciting to share a little secret with you….

The Secret Viewing Point of Dubrovnik

OK, while this may not be in the standard list things to do in Dubrovnik… we had to include it in our travel blog. For us, part of the excitement of traveling is discovering new things that aren’t the norm. 

So, most tourists will not have heard about it this “Secret Viewing Point”… which makes it exciting! And, to get to this place you’ll need to go to a car park.

OK, OK… Before you turn your nose up at having to go to a car park, take note that this. And, this is a place where you can get different, unobstructed views of Fort Lovrijenac… as well as Dubrovnik Old Town, the surrounding islands, and more. 

Plus, you can peacefully take a seat, while soaking up the views and sunshine. So, the car park area that you need to go to is at Don Frana Bulića Street. So, once you’re there, head towards the trees at the end of this car park. 

Once there, you’ll discover a little area with a seat that gives you views like this…

So, there you have it, 18 of the best things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This ancient, UNESCO Heritage Listed Site is such a magical place to visit. We could NEVER get sick of the amazing views here. 

From sunrise to sunset, through to night time… Dubrovnik has so much to offer. The Dubrovnik Old Town was one of the most beautiful we’ve seen to date. And, looking at from high above was even more remarkable.

We also highly recommend you check out the Dubrovnik Card… to get some real savings, and at a reasonable price. There are so many amazing places to see in Dubrovnik. We trust you’ll have an amazing time.

ENJOY!

For more amazing and unique things to do in Dubrovnik, CLICK HERE

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One Of The Little-Known Top Things To Do In Dubrovnik 

Having been in Croatia for a couple of months, the beauty of this country is somewhat mesmerizing. The pristine beaches, crystal clear blue waters, tranquil islands… through to the incredible historic buildings, make Croatia a top destination to visit. 

And, one of the top places to visit in Croatia is undoubtedly, Dubrovnik… otherwise known as The Pearl of the Adriatic. 

This unique town made it on the UNESCO list of world heritage sights in 1979. Dubrovnik’s history stems back to the 13th Century, when it was seen as an important town… especially for trade relations.

Yet, like many parts of Croatia, Dubrovnik suffered through the earthquake in the 1600’s…. as well as in the Homeland War in the 1900’s. Even so, many of its historical buildings and artefacts underwent restoration… to restore its Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architectural styles.

Now, when you’re in Dubrovnik, one of the top places to visit is the Old Town. It sure is a magical place when wandering around, and taking in the ancient sites. It sure is one of the most beautiful ancient towns we have seen. Yet, what if you could look at it from high above, and see a different perspective?

Well, when you see Dubrovnik from high up, your breath will be taken away at its beauty. And, the popular place to see these views is from Mount Srd… rising over 400 metres high above Dubrovnik. 

So, while there are several different ways to get to Mt Srd… we did stumble across a little-known hiking path.

Yet, when you take this hiking trail… you will be rewarded with some of the best views in Dubrovnik. And, we’re sure that most people who visit Dubrovnik… will not know about this hiking trail, let alone even walk it.

So, keep reading as we reveal to you… this little-known hiking trail you should put on your list of things to do in Dubrovnik.

The Start of the Normal Mount Srd Hiking Trail

For us, the start of the Mt Srd hiking trail was at a point called, Staza Prema Utvrdi Imperial. So, for us, we had to cross the busy main road of, Jadranska cesta. Here’s a few photos…

Now, with our footwear we weren’t wearing hiking boots. We simply wore sneakers which was suitable enough for the hike up Mount Srd.

So you know, the path for the hike up changes. For the initial part of the hiking trail, it’s undercover from the shade of the trees. Plus, it’s a combination of smooth and rocky areas. So, here are some pics to give you an idea of what it looks like…

Yet, as you get further up while hiking the zig-zagging switchbacks… there’ll be no shade and you’ll be exposed to the elements. So, make sure you prepare for the hike accordingly. And, the Mount Srd Hiking Trail then looks like this…

While you’re making your way up, there are some beautiful photo opportunities…

Also, along the path are crosses which are part of a pilgrimage trail. And, each cross is numbered like this…

And, if you’re hiking up with children… you can help to keep their motivation levels up, by getting them to count the number of crosses.

So, this is the normal path that many people would take for the Mt Srd hike. Yet, soon we’ll share with you the “secret path!”

The Mount Srd Hiking Trail is one of the easier paths we’ve been on… especially because the incline isn’t really steep. For us, to get to the top of Mount Srd, it took about 40 minutes from the start of the trail… including making a few stops to take pics. 

It’s a pleasant hike to the top with great views along the way!

The Top of Mount Srd

When you’re at the summit of Mt Srd… there are of course, amazing views of Dubrovnik, and beyond to be seen. 

Yet, here’s a travel tip… DON’T go to the Dubrovnik viewpoint at the Observation Deck first. When you get to the top, you’ll see the Imperial Fortress and a few towers like this…

Make sure you walk past this… in the direction which would be AWAY from the Observation Deck. And, that’s because you can get different vantage points for spectacular views of Dubrovnik and the other islands…

Now, you may also see some goats that roam freely when you’re at the top of Mt Srd!

Then, after enjoying those magnificent views, there are other things you can see and do.

Other Things To Do at the Top of Mount Srd

Most people take the Mount Srd Hiking Trail… to get breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and the landscape. Yet, there are other things you can do when at the summit. 

For example, make your way to the ancient Imperial Fortress. This fortress was originally built by the French in the early 1800’s. Then, after the fall of the Napoleon empire… the Austrians made more modifications to help strengthen the fort. As with most forts, the walls are massive and thick!

Also, in the Imperial Fortress, is the Homeland War Museum… which was established at the top of Mt Srd in 2016.

In this museum are photos, video footage, weapons, and other war equipment from the Dubrovnik Homeland War… which was between 1991 and 1995. Now, to access the museum and learn about the history… the fee to get in is 30 Kuna (about 4 Euros / USD $4.25).

After visiting these sites, you’ll come across the Restaurant Panorama and Bar. At the time we were there, unfortunately the restaurant and bar wasn’t open. Yet, for some local Dubrovnik cuisine or beverages while taking in the wonderful vista… this may be a place to stop by when at the top of Mount Srd.

Now, something you can’t miss nearby the restaurant is the huge cross.

It’s said that in 1935, the cross was given as a gift by the Archdiocese of Brac Island. And, remember how we were talking about the crosses on the Mount Srd Hiking Trail earlier? Well, this is the last  of the crosses on that pilgrimage trail 

So, the cross was originally made using stones from Brac Island. And, Brac is well known for its high quality, brilliant white stone… that has been used to construct buildings not only in Croatia, but in different parts the world too. 

To learn more about things to do on Brac Island, check out our blog post HERE.

OR, take an organized tour for a unique Brac Island experience.

Yet, the original stone cross was damaged in the Dubrovnik Homeland War, in the 1990’s. Even so, it was then rebuilt. And, if you look closely… you can see the difference between the white stone and new materials of the cross.

So, also here is the Dubrovnik viewpoint observation deck. This is where you can witness some of the most breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and beyond. 

It’s incredible looking at the Dubrovnik City Walls, that encloses the quaint Old Town. Plus, the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea… as well as the rugged mountain landscapes are spectacular to say the least. Words and pictures can’t describe how beautiful it is… and they don’t do it justice. So, you must go there and see for yourself! 

Yet, there is one thing that obstructs these beautiful views. And, if you look a little closer in the photos, you can see the damn cable car lines!

Even so, there are better views without any obstructions, as we’ll get into soon. 

So, when we were there not many people were around, which was great. At one point we had the entire observation deck to ourselves.

Plus, we’d brought some food with us for a little picnic, and sat on the edge of the observation point… enjoying the amazing surroundings in Dubrovnik.

Now, if you want some of the best views in Dubrovnik, keep reading… as we go into the lesser-known hiking path.

Revealed: The Little-Known Mount Srd Hiking Trail

Now, here comes an exciting part of the hike… as it’s lesser-known and did allow us to explore a different part of Dubrovnik. So, when we go for walks or hikes, we prefer to go up one way… and then go down a different path, so that we can get different views.

Plus, we may find quaint towns with yummy local cuisine… or even discover new landmarks or historical artefacts that are not widely known.

So, for the walk down back to the Dubrovnik Old Town area… we discovered a path, which would reward us with some of the best views in Dubrovnik.

Now, to start walking this trail, head in the direction behind the observation deck. Then, you’ll see a tree with a board… which is promoting a local tavern called, Konoba Dubrava, in the small town of Bosanka.

And, when you see this sign, make sure to follow the road to the town of Bosanka…

Yes, it will be on a traffic road for part of the way. Yet, check out the different magnificent views of Dubrovnik you can get snapshots of… as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. Don’t you think it rivals the views from the Dubrovnik Observation Deck? In some ways, it’s better.

Plus, the BONUS is there are no cable car lines obstructing these amazing views!

Now, keep walking down the road and you’ll come across remnants of what appears to be a fortress… as well as lots of trees, and a path.

Keep following this path and you’ll see a sign for the town of Bosanka…

There was no-one around when we were walking this different path for the Mount Srd Hiking Trail… well, except for a few horses. And, if you want to stop by the local tavern of Konoba Dubrava, it’s close by. Here, they pride themselves on produce from the local farmers’ market… as well as the nearby villages.

So, after the sign for the tiny town of Bosanka, you’ll see another sign, for the Old City… You’ll be on your way “home” but via a new way, to see Dubrovnik in a different way.

Then, all you need to do is keep following the one and only path to Dubrovnik Old Town. The path for most of the way is rocky and looks like this…

Be aware though, that this path does not have any cover. So again… make sure you prepare for the walk accordingly to protect yourself from the elements.

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Breathtaking View of Dubrovnik From a Different Perspective

Now, when you take this lesser known path via the town of Bosanka, you will be rewarded with different and beautiful views of Dubrovnik…

And, to get back into the town centre of Dubrovnik, simply keep walking down the stairs…

And, we got some of the best views in Dubrovnik, with no cable car wires in the way!

It did take us a little longer to get back to town, than using the normal Mount Srd Hiking Trail… around 10 minutes longer depending on how many stops you take. Yet, why not be adventurous and do something different! It’s all part of the excitement of traveling and exploring.

So, this is a different hiking trail that most people wouldn’t be aware of. Yet, if you want to get some of the best views in Dubrovnik, we recommend you take this path. 

Now, a travel tip is this… we would recommend you take this path on the way down from the summit of Mount Srd. And, that’s because it is much steeper on the way up… in comparison to using the normal Mount Srd Hiking Trail. Yet, if you’re up for a fitness challenge, then take the path through Bosanka!

Yet, regardless of which hiking trail you take… you will witness some of the most breathtaking views of Dubrovnik, and in Croatia.

By the way, if you’ve found a different path for amazing views of Dubrovnik up high… make sure you let us know, and we’ll share it with our We Drink Eat Travel community. 

Finally, if hiking isn’t your thing or you don’t have much time… make sure you check out our other blog about different ways to get to Mount Srd.

Enjoy your time in Dubrovnik, and take those amazing shots for the memory bank!

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