After Santorini, our next stop was Dubrovnik, an amazing city located on the southern Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic Sea. We stayed in an apartment that was perfectly located in the old town called Karmen Apartments. At the time, I was not savvy to the Private Accommodation system they have in most Croatian towns. There are travel agencies in most places that will help you find a private apartment or room once you arrive. I found that this was the best way to go, especially if you plan to move from place to place every 2 to 3 days.
From Dubrovnik, we took a boat excursion to the neighboring Elaphite Islands of Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep. The trip takes about 6 hours and gives you a great opportunity to see these beautiful spots and enjoy a very delicious meal cooked for you on the boat, and plenty of wine if you butter up the crew.
After 3 nights in Dubrovnik, we rented a car and drove up the coast, stopping in Mol Ston to have an amazing lunch…oysters from the beds located directly next to the restaurant, fried calamari and melon wrapped in prosciutto.