The Island of Lokrum: Perfect idea for a day trip from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is situated in an excellent location, making it easy to reach nearby enchanting islands. When you want to get away from the city crowds, it's time to hop on a boat or ferry. After a short ride, you'll step onto places that captivate with their beauty. One of our suggestions is the Lokrum day trip, a perfect location where you can spend the entire day exploring its natural beauties and enjoying its wonderful subtropical vegetation. You can even get close to the peacocks that inhabit this island.
Why a Lokrum day trip is a great idea when visiting Dubrovnik
If you find yourself in Dubrovnik and want to go somewhere on a day trip by boat, the island of Lokrum is a great idea. Conveniently located on a short ferry or boat ride from Dubrovnik, the island of Lokrum is a perfect location where you can spend the entire day exploring its natural beauties and enjoying its wonderful subtropical vegetation, and even get close to the peacocks that inhabit this island.
It takes only about 15 minutes to get there, but once you've set foot on this magical island, it's like you've been teleported to some surreal place. Prepare yourself for the Lokrum day trip to leave you with the most beautiful memories, as the island will captivate you with its beauty and almost untouched nature.
Once you arrive, you can take a walk along its breathtaking Botanical Gardens, planted in the 19th century, as well as discover ruins of Benedictine Monastery that was built in medieval times. Apart from that, you can swim in the Dead Sea lake – a natural pool made by years of cliff erosion. This itinerary for a Lokrum day trip offers something for everyone, from enjoying natural beauties and a touch of history to relaxation by the sea.
The island became a very popular location because of many legends – according to one of them, Richard the Lion-Heart was cast ashore to the island of Lokrum after being shipwrecked in 1192. But there's even more, especially if you love mysteries. The island is said to be cursed for everyone who wants it for themselves, and it was the Benedictines who cursed it after the island was bought by several wealthy citizens of Dubrovnik.
Game of Thrones fan? Then you will be happy to find out that it was the island of Lokrum where several scenes from the popular series were filmed. The island of Lokrum was used as a stand-in for the city of Qarth, visited by Daenerys Targaryen in season two. Apart from that, some of the garden scenes were filmed in the botanical gardens on Lokrum, as well as in the Former Benedictine monastery. This is why a Lokrum day trip is ideal for fans of this brilliant series.
How to organize a Lokrum day trip?
You can reach the island by official transportation. The boat to Lokrum departs from the City Port every half hour during the season, docking at the Portoč cove on the island. The journey takes between 10 and 15 minutes. The boat does not operate in case of bad weather and during winter, and additional information can be found here.
If you're looking for something more special for your Lokrum day trip, you can rent a private boat. Contact us for more information and create unforgettable memories on your vacation!
Lokrum is waiting for you!