Monday, July 26, 2010

Montenegro Bus Schedules

We get many questions about travel to and around Montenegro by bus. When traveling to Montenegro from Dubrovnik please consult the following bus schedule for departures to Kotor, Budva, Herceg Novi, and Podgorica: Libertas Dubrovnik. When traveling around Montenegro or departing Kotor for Dubrovnik please consult the following schedule: Kotor Bus Schedules. It is difficult to find bus schedules for other destinations in Montenegro as they are not published online, but information can be obtained by calling the bus stations directly at the following numbers:

Ulcinj: +382 30 413 225
Bar: +382 30 346 141
Sutomore: +382 30 373 128
Budva: +382 33 456 000
Tivat: +382 32 672 620
Kotor: +382 32 325 809
Herceg Novi: +382 31 321 225
Podgorica: +382 20 620 430
Kolasin: +382 20 864 033
Bijelo Polje: +382 50 432 219
Niksic: +382 40 213 018
Berane: +382 51 234 828
Pljevlja: +382 52 323 114

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dubrovnik Property Prices

According to a recent article in The Dubrovnik Times (Property Prices in Dubrovnik Stable, 20 July 2010) property prices in Dubrovnik have stabilized at an average price of 4600 EUR per square meter. This makes Dubrovnik more expensive than Istanbul, where the average property price is reported to be 4500 EUR per square meter, but less expensive than Poland, whose average price is 4700 EUR per square meter. The article goes on to say that Croatia’s neighbor to the south, Montenegro, is still quite a bit cheaper at 3580 EUR per square meter. The reasons cited for the stable prices in Dubrovnik are the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage, the building of a new highway, and better transportation links to the world.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day Trip to Mljet

Visitors to the island of Mljet are rewarded with an oasis of peaceful tranquility and unspoiled nature. Much of the island is covered with forests, vineyards, secluded coves, and small villages. To ensure that Mljet remains untouched by large hotels and resorts the western half of the island has been named a national park.

At only one hour from Dubrovnik, the island of Mljet makes a great day trip for those seeking a little quiet relaxation. High-speed ferries leave from Dubrovnik’s main port in Gruz each morning and return in the early evening. Schedules can be found on the Nona Ana ferry website. Once on the island, visitors can rent bicycles or explore by foot, stopping at out-of-the-way coves for a swim, cafes for a drink, or a restaurant for lunch. For those that are not ready to return to Dubrovnik at the end of the day, there is some private accommodation on the island, but it is limited and should be booked in advance.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

D’Vino Wine Bar Reopens

Great news for wine lovers in Dubrovnik - D'Vino wine bar is once again open for business. After a brief hiatus following the sad and sudden passing of its much-loved founder, Cam Wilson, D'Vino is resuming operations under new management. The new owners, Sasha and Rob, don’t plan to make any material changes to the bar and will pick up where Cam left off, offering the same cozy, relaxed atmosphere where locals and tourists alike can meet up with old friends or make new ones over a glass of wine.

The bar, whose unique space achieves a perfect balance between rustic and chic, offers an extensive wine list representing many different regions of Croatia as well as Italy, France, Spain, Australia, and South America. A visit to D’Vino is a great opportunity to sample various Croatian vintages by the glass and to learn what each region has to offer.

D’Vino wine bar is located at Palmoticeva 4a in Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Libertas Film Festival in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s 6th annual Libertas Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night in the Old Town. The festival, which will take place from 02 to 06 July 2010, screens narratives, documentaries, and short films from around the world. This year there will be a special focus on films from Russia with 4 films submitted from Russian directors. The films will be shown both indoors and outside this year at venues that include Jadran open-air cinema in the Old Town, Rector’s Palace, and Lapad beach. Special Guest this year is the actress Gabourey Sidibe, star of the recent Oscar-nominated film Precious. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see some great independent films in beautiful, historic surroundings.

A schedule of films and information on where to buy tickets can be found on the Libertas Film Festival Dubrovnik website.