Postcard from Dubrovnik, Croatia
LISTEN HERE Our "postcard" this episode comes from the beautiful medieval city of Dubrovnik, on Croatia's Adriatic coast. Tour guide, location scout and photographer, the delightfully droll Ivan Vukovic is perfectly placed to give us some really deep insider intel into Dubrovnik. Here is just a little of what he's shared with us: Facts Dubrovnik has around 300 sunny days a year The city is enclosed by 2kms of medieval walls It is closer to London than Moscow It doubled as King's Landing in Game of Thrones It's a day trip to the neighbouring countries of Bosnia and Montenegro Zinfandel, the wine grape is indigenous to Croatia (even if the Americans claim it!) Dubrovnik residents eat late - often around 10pm Tips Best time to visit is between September and March Never take an Uber to or from the airport Get a "Dubrovnik Card" to take advantage of free public transport and lots of discounts on museums, galleries etc. Walk the walls in the afternoon at 'golden hour' when the crowds are smaller What to see Take a cable car to Napoleon's Fort Visit the Love Stories Museum Visit the Red History Museum
Take a day trip to the Elapheti Islands Walk the 2km of medieval walls around the city Take one of his Game of Thrones, historical or 'You want to be Croatian?" tours Where to eat and drink Konoba Dubrava - for the speciality - "lamb under the bell." Bistro Glorijet Port Gruž "Tourist" - (despite its name, traditional, local and cheap King Konoba Cave Bar What to eat and drink Squid ink risotto Seafood - scorpion fish, tuna Zinfandel Cheese pie with yoghurt Burek Pizza (no pineapple!) Meat cooked "under the bell," - with hot coals, sat speciality restaurants, must order 3/4 hours in advance. You can contact Ivan at: www.dubrovnik-tourist-guides.com and follow him on instagram at @dubrovnik_tourist_guide Download ExtraVirgin Food & Travel at Apple, Spotify or wherever you normally get your podcasts. And please consider supporting us by buying us a virtual 'coffee' here (also on front page of this site). It will be recieved with much gratitude!