Visiting Lokrum Island
Additionally, spending a day or just a half day there can be really refreshing experience, as the island has plenty of pine, cypress and olive trees as well as some other subtropical vegetation which offers tranquillity and shade especially during the hot summer days.
Getting to Lokrum
Its easy to get to Lokrum – just take one of the boats leaving half-hourly in summer (less often in the rest of the year) from Porporela – the Dubrovnik’s Old Port. The trip lasts 15 minutes and cost 40 Kuna (about 5 euro). There are regular, daily sailings from Dubrovnik Old Town’s port to the island. It is serviced by local ferry company that sails to the Island two to four times per hour depending of season. The sailing takes just under 15 minutes. Check all ferry details here.
Alternately, you can get to the island by sea kayak
Things to do in Lokrum:
Once you arrive there, if you wish you can take a walk along stimulating Botanical Gardens, planted in 19th century.
The gardens have few hundred different kinds of trees and plants as well as some peacocks which were also brought on the island more that hundred years ago.
While there, check ruins of Benedictine Monastery that was built there in medieval times (remains of the old walls are still there, hidden among the vegetation)
If it is a summer period, you can also swim and sunbath along the coast of island (please, note, some swimming spots are for naturalists – check FKK sign) as well as play volleyball or football on small pitches on the island.
There are also some swings for small children hidden below pine trees which are suitable to use during the summer.
Interesting to know is Lokrum’s unusual historic heritage – back in 12th century, the island was shelter to King Richard the Lionheart while he was shipwrecked on his trip back home from the third Crusade (?!)
Warning: When going on day tip to Lokrum take food and drink with you as there are no shops or restaurants the island.
A couple of sandwich bar/ restaurants on the island offer basic food and drinks as well as ice creams.
Photos of Lokrum:
Photos of Lokrum – click on above image to browse photos
Map of Lokrum:
Location Map of Lokrum:
Lokrum GPS Coordinates:
42.627530, 18.1203244/ 42°37’39.1″N 18°07’13.2″E
see location of Lokrum on larger map
You can find additional info about Lokrum on following links:
- About Botanical Gardens on Lokrum @ Garden’s official home page: www.imp-du.com/index.php?action=botanicki_vrt_lokrum&lan=en
- Lokrum on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokrum
- Some nearby islands of Lokrum