The best place to capture an overall view of this old city and the surrounding islands have to be on top of Mount Srđ.
Getting to Mount Srđ
Within Dubrovnik old town, there is a cable car service going to the peak of Mount Srđ. However, if you prefer some adventure like us, then drive up. The road up is straight forward with just some narrow paths and winding road.
The signage pointing to the entrance of Mount Srđ is rather small and can only be seen on the side of D8 heading towards Cibaca. Driving out from Dubrovnik old city, you will naturally be on the side heading towards Split. Make a U-turn further down the road to the opposite road heading towards Cibaca. You should see the signage somewhere along this road.
The entrance is a very sharp turn and can only accommodate one car each time.
Unlike the mountain road that we drove in Triglav National Park, this one doesn’t have much steep curves except for the initial part. However, most part of the road only allows one car at a time. Some parts can be narrow and very near to the cliff (no barrier). So, drive with caution and enjoy!
If you are heading back to Zagreb, and have not check out Ston city on your way to Dubrovnik; then head there for a cheap and hearty mussel lunch.