36 Hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Cool bar on the cliffs, accessed through a tiny doorway in the city walls. Beautiful views looking over the sea to the island of Lokrum and beyond. Don’t expect luxury – drinks are served in plastic cups. Best to order a local beer!
D'vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik
Cozy ambiance and great wine!
Great hotel for any visit to Dubrovnik. Located a 10-15 minute walk outside the old city walls, the hotel has fabulous views of Old Town. If warm enough, make sure to plan for an afternoon on their dock, relaxing in the sun looking at the Island of Lokrum and Old Town...and swimming in the Adriatic. Have more time? Take out kayaks and circle Lokrum Island.
Delicious restaurant with a good outdoor balcony upstairs. We loved dining outside with the feeling of old town, without actually being on the street. Well known for their fish, everything we had was great. It was a bit more upscale, but comfortable.
Where is Game of Thrones filmed? Every location from all seven series, mapped
As you walk along the rooftop of Dubrovnik or spy the "Red Keep" across the way (it's Lovijenac Fortress just outside the city), you can imagine yourself in the set!
36 Hours in Split, Croatia
Cafe Luxor Split
Diocletian's Palace empties out at night time, which makes it the perfect time to stroll the streets and catch the ancient buildings in a different light. Stop for awhile at the Peristyle (the central square of the Palace) right next to the cathedral. It's a fun evening spot. The plaza is a few steps, and LVXOR Café has a bunch of cushions on the steps circling the Peristyle, where they'll serve you drinks. We loved hanging here with the local crowd.
Ancient palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. It's about half of the old town of Split.
Diocletian's Palace - cellars
Don't miss this. Really cool, well preserved rooms that are underneath Diocletian's palace. The layout is the same as when emperor Diocletian walked through them. Find the souvenir shops underground (just through the Brass Gate of the Palace) to find the entrance. While used for storage throughout history, they were also filming spots for Game of Thrones - home to the dragons.
Krka National Park
An easy day trip from Split. The southern part of the park is a simple, walkable trail.
Airbnb - Diocletian Tower in Split
A gorgeous, incredibly convenient place to stay in Split.
Food & Wine bar ZINFANDEL
Loved this local spot. It's just outside the walls of Diocletian's Palace.
Diocletian’s Palace empties out at night time, which makes it the perfect time to stroll the streets and catch the ancient buildings in a different light. Stop for awhile at the Peristyle (the central square of the Palace) right next to the cathedral. It’s fun evening spot. The plaza is a few steps down, and LVXOR Café has a bunch of cushions on the steps circling the Peristyle, where they’ll serve you drinks. We loved hanging here with the locals and enjoying the casual nighttime vibe. Don’t forget to check out the sphinx that guard the square. You can also stop by here during the day for a re-enactment from Diocletian’s time.