Underwater galleries of natural wonders
Dubrovnik coastline and nearby islands have been abundantly blessed with lots of natural wonders. Most probably, the first thing you will notice is clear seas and its color varying in numerous hues of blue, green and turquoise colors. Then, there’s the Mediterranean greenery growing along the whole coastline, surrounding and hiding the small coves, beautifying islands and islets. Almost every island has a secluded cave. Some of them are submerged and you will need diving equipment to reach them, and some of them can easily be reached by boat. So put on your bathing suits, prepare your masks and snorkels, and let’s start exploring them together because we know all the best and hidden ones!
The closest to the Old City of Dubrovnik, Betina cave is unusual and beautiful thanks to its location, buried directly in the rock surrounded by pine trees. Just across Betina cave, on the Island of Lokrum, there are many small, magical and quiet coves. At the far end of the island, reachable by boat (or if you are brave enough through the nudist beach), you will find the Purple Cave, named after the purple seaweed that covers the rocks.
Caves and coves of many colors
You will notice that Koločep, the nearest island to Dubrovnik among the three large Elaphite islands, is abundant with secluded spots on its outer sides. Shielded with Mediterranean greenery providing shade in hot summer days, they make a perfect spot for bathing and chilling. If you head towards the south side of the island by boat or kayak, you will see the famous Blue Cave surrounded with cliffs.
If you like sandy beaches with shallow water then you will surely love the beach Šunj on Lopud Island. It is usually crowded in the season, but if you’re quick and lucky you might catch a nice spot in the nearby coves. If you’d like to swim in the lovely and bright Green cave on island Šipan, you will have to grab snorkels and masks and swim down through the cave’s opening. And, we have saved the best for last – our Mljet boat tour offers the opportunity to visit the famous Odysseus cave. Located on the southern coast of the island of Mljet, it is an egg-shaped cave which can be entered by sea, swimming or by a smaller boat. The best time to visit it is around noon because of the natural phenomenon you will be enchanted with. At that time the sunlight creates a spectrum of colors in the sea. Now, does this seem like a perfect photo and chill opportunity? Dubrovnik caves, coves, and secluded beaches and bays are waiting for the summer and you.