Dubrovnik: the city of steps

Steps in Dubrovnik Old Town

Before your first visit to Dubrovnik, you should know that steps and stairs are everywhere. Some years ago, a team counted them: there are 4,343 steps in the Old Town and the city wall has 1,080.

As the city is built on a hill, this is not a surprise. The steps and stairs are part of Dubrovnik’s charm and we love them. Want to know a secret to staying young and fit? Our 90-year-old friend climbs 300 steps every day from his home to the Old Town and back!

Steps in holiday accommodation

So be prepared for some daily exercise when you visit Dubrovnik. (And you can reward yourself with a well-deserved ice-cream.) Due to the city’s geography, many properties are spread across two or three levels, with both indoor and outdoor steps.

Dubrovnik is also a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city, so all buildings are restored according to specific regulations. Because layouts must stay as they are, there are no lifts in properties in the Old Town, even in 5-star hotels.

No surprises! Know what to expect

We understand that this is a big concern and challenge for people with walking difficulties or health issues, and families with young children. That’s why we clearly state information about steps on all our property descriptions, so that you know exactly what to expect when you arrive.

And if you have any questions at all about a property’s location and steps, please get in touch with us before booking. We’re here to help! Ready to get started? Take a look at our fantastic holiday rentals in Dubrovnik.

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