Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik

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Swim, marvel at exotic plants, and walk with peacocks at Lokrum Island. 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 Lokrum Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really nice and peaceful, a nice rest from the crowds of the Old City. The monastery is a nice place to visit and the botanic gardens, while small, are really nice. There is also an iron throne on... 
    Really nice and peaceful, a nice rest from the crowds of the Old City. The monastery is a nice place to visit and the botanic gardens, while small, are really nice. There is also an iron throne on...  more »
  • Cute little island, not a massive amount to do there but worth a visit. A couple of hours there is just enough. Beautiful little cove there for swimming, a few bars and restaurants, play area for the....  more
    Cute little island, not a massive amount to do there but worth a visit. A couple of hours there is just enough. Beautiful little cove there for swimming, a few bars and restaurants, play area for the....  more »
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  • Went for a day out to Lokrum Island where we went hiking and nature swimming which was lovely. The prices had increased from when I had researched this activity online, it cost HRK 400 for two people which was quite steep but did include boat travel to the island and entry to the national park. Ultimately we didn’t mind the cost as the money is used to maintain Dalmatia’s national parks. The park was very beautiful with lots of very friendly peacocks. We loved swimming both in the sea and the salt lake and hiked over the entire island. The central hub of the island was very busy as I think it is where most tourists stay when they arrive, otherwise a great day out.
  • As a huge animal lover, I was extremely excited to see the cute bunnies, turtles and peacocks that had been advertised and photographed by previous visitors. I bought a bag of cabbage and veggies to feed them and headed off to the island. Unfortunately, there are no rabbits on this island, at least we did not see any. I did some research online and apparently last year there was a disease amongst them and the rabbits were partially hunted or relocated elsewhere in Croatia :( They did have adorable peacocks and their baby chicks and I’ve never before gotten this close to one. I fed them cabbage leaves and salad and they were very happy, even the babies wanted some! The 25€ round trip to the island in high season was still worth it as we got to walk around in the beautiful forest, see the monastery, swim in the salty lake and spend time with the peacocks :) Only issue is that it’s such a touristy place which means that food is extremely expensive, but not different from restaurants in Dubrovnik old town. We paid 20€ for a margherita pizza which is a lot even compared to prices back in London. There was a cheaper snack bar but I wanted warm food so this was one of the most affordable options.

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