Lokrum, the wonder island of Dubrovnik

Lokrum, the wonder island of Dubrovnik

Isola di Lokrum,Croazia

Lokrum, the wonder island of Dubrovnik

The small island of Lokrum, also known as Lakrum, is a lovely unspoilt paradise located just half a mile off the coast of Dubrovnik's old port. A real verdant jewel, where peacocks and rabbits roam in complete freedom among dense vegetation interspersed with ancient trees and splendid coves bathed by the blue water of the Adriatic. Lokrum is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating islands in Croatia, a completely uninhabited piece of land with a wild atmosphere, capable of surprising anyone who loves to immerse themselves in an oasis of extraordinary beauty.

Lokrum, declared a Nature Reserve in 1963 and a Special Reserve for sylvan vegetation in 1976, is the protagonist of numerous historical events mixed with fascinating legends. An extraordinary island able to welcome you with unexpected and pleasant surprises. Inside it houses a former Benedictine Monastery with a cloister garden dating back to the 12th century, a suggestive fortress located on the highest point of the island called Fort Royal and a well-kept Botanical Garden where an infinite number of exotic plants and flowers are enclosed. But the surprises don't end there, in the heart of the island it is possible to swim in the "Dead Sea" – a 10-meter-deep salt lake fed by underground caverns communicating with the sea.

Lokrum is surrounded by rocky cliffs, but is also home to tiny beaches, including a nudist beach located at the southern tip of the island. It is impossible not to point out that this place was chosen as the location to shoot scenes from the Game of Thrones. This island is truly a special and evocative place, an unmissable destination that can be easily reached in just 10 minutes by boat from the Dubrovnik port. There are no hotels on the island and there are no cars, so there are ni overnight visitors. It is also not permitted to endanger the natural and cultural assets of the island in any way including littering, bringing dogs or to lighting fires.

For further information you can visit the Lokrum Island website.

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