Lokrum Travel Guide
Situated just off the coast of Dubrovnik is the 'island of Kings', Lokrum, a popular destination for those who like to combine culture with relaxation. Legend says that Richard the Lionheart shipwrecked here in 1192 after returning from the crusades. Its star attraction is Mrtvo More (Dead Sea) - A unique lake that is linked to the sea - its crystal clear, calm waters make it popular with bathers.
As a nature reserve and special forest vegetation reserve, Lokrum is extremely well protected and well preserved. To throw waste, bring dogs, light a fire or smoke is prohibited on the Island. Overnight stays are also not possible on Lokrum, which makes a trip here perfect to combine with a Dubrovnik city break.
Things to see and do
Swim in the Dead Sea
As it is home to an idyllic salt-filled lake known as the Mrtvo More, is a popular swimming destination.
First built in 1023, the Benedictine Monastery complex on Lokrum, hold remnants of several past eras including, a 13th century Romanesque-Gothic basilica and a 15th century Renaissance monastery.
Situated on the highest peak of Lokrum, this fortress was inhabited by the French after their 1806 occupation of Dubrovnik. Its Austrian Tower can still be climbed to this day for stunning views of the island and over mainland Dubrovnik.
Meet the locals
A unique feature of the island is that its only inhabitants are peacocks. Brought over around 150 years ago, this exquisite birds have really made themselves at home on the island.
- Flight time from London: 2hr 35min
- Dubrovnik Airport: 21km from Dubrovnik city centre; transfer time about 30min
- Dubrovnik to Lokrum boat trip: 15mins - leaving half hourly
- Currency: Euro or Kuna
An open air restaurant with a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Serving traditional and local cuisine, under a canopy of trees.
Eat traditional Croatian cuisine, in beautiful surrounding with the local inhabitants of the island - peacocks and rabbits - walking around.
Snack Bar Lacroma
A small cafe situated next to the harbour offering a range of coffees, salads, snacks and sweets.