Dubrovnik known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is situated on the Dalmatian coast. Things associated with ‘Dubrovnik’ – ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Stairs’.
Dubrovnik Airport has Croatia’s longest runway to handle larger passenger aircrafts. Though no border security checkpoints, the airport has limited immigration counters and limited queuing space.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik, situated approximately 21 kilometres from the airport, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Like an ancient fortress, the Old Town has many stairs – Approximately 200 stairs down from Buze Gate to Stradun (the main street) without much handrails.
Northeasterly from Stradun towards Ul. Svetog Dominika, towards Dominican Monastery, seems to be the only access with slopes and minimal stairways.
How to get there
Getting there: Vueling flight from Rome to Dubrovnik – no flaws and just a simple flight with timely and precision take-off and landing.
Distance from Airport to Old Town: approximately 21km. Transportation costs: Taxi to Old Town (€30). Airport Bus: 40,00kn (approx. €5,37) to Bus Station (beyond the Old Town).
Tips on where to stay in the Old Town
Where to stay in the Old Town: Choose wisely if there are fuss over stairs. Consider to pack to reduce the weight of the luggage. Remember, what goes down must come up. Carrying the bag down the stairs will eventually mean having to carry it up the stairs when departing unless exit is by the other gates.
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Note: The Dubrovnik Tourist Board by the Pile Gate only accepts printed vouchers (in paper form) and do not have wifi connections within the center. Print the voucher ahead to avoid inconveniences. (*subject to changes – check out the Dubrovnik Card official site)
The Old Town Market is open-air and more stores open over the weekend selling vegetables and local produce.
Location: In Gundulic Square near Rector’s Square; Business Hours: from Monday to Saturday from 07:00hrs to 17:00hrs.
Zoro stores is the only grocery store which opens beyond midday Sunday.
Konzum supermarket within the walls of the Old Town closes by 17:00hrs.
Pemo supermarket opens daily from 07:00hrs to 21:00hrs.