Dubrovnik is over-endowed with great restaurants, but none so wonderfully named as Lady Pi Pi! Guests are greeted by a most immodest statue, (picture left, study carefully), wihich gives the Restaurant its unforgettable name. The food is also excellent and has good ratings in Trip Advisor. There are restaurants to suite all tastes and pockets. Budget small family restaurants serve great steaks (Dominoes) and shell fish, (Arka), not to mention the already discussed named Lady Pi P. For the gourmets there is Nautika, overlooking the sea and city walls and The Bota Oyster & Sushi Bar for fish caught on the day you eat. During the season all the restaurants serve outside on the marbled pavements, which adds to the buzz and excitement during the evening hours, with musicians circulating from table to table, restaurant to restaurant, amidst the aromas of grilled fresh shell fish and other delicacies.
A great local restaurant, run by Vlaho and his family. About 8 mins drive from the Villa, very close to ACI Marina. Tables over the river, with excellent fresh fish. Can get a bit chilly later in the evening and make sure you get a mozzy go away candle on your table. Check whether Vlaho is there and give him best wishes from Villa Mirak.
Here is a restaurant in Zaton that can be reached by car and boat (more fun). Its called Restaurant Gverovic-Orsan. There is another picture below of the view from a table.
This is a great little bay in Zaton. It is very difficult to reach on foot, but by boat it is easy. Crystal clear water and very sheltered. Ideal for snorkling, boat picnic or just sleeping, except for the noise of crickets!
This is the amazing view from the top of the cable car in the Old Town. This is taken from the top of Srd Mountain and will be the view from the new golf course due to be available from 2013.
How can I have waited so long to write about the Festival? International performers in a magical setting - balmy nights and music - what more is there to want? This is 'IT' even for the most avid culture vulture, albeit one on holiday! Dubrovnik has a feel of Venice to it at such times. The Venetian influence is ever present in the music, buildings and atmosphere.
This is now a common site in Dubrovnik - a huge Queen tied up outside the local supermarket. In this picture, its Cunard's Queen Victoria, right alongside, in Gruz, Konsum, Croatia's leading supermarket. We have never been on the Queen, but Konsum is fantastic - everything you need in one place to feed and entertain a family and they speak so many languages in there. Puts the Brits to shame.
This is the 1997 German ship CColumbus visiting Gruz, Dubrovnik in 2006. This well traveled ship links Dubrovnik to such places as Nha Tran (Vietnam), Anglesey (North Wales UK) and the US Great Lakes - of course named after another well traveled individual. Interesting to see the global links in the small, but fascinating port of Cruz.