Dubrovnik Weather October Averages, Croatia
What's The Weather Like in Dubrovnik in October?
The seaside resort of Dubrovnik is still warm in October, especially at the start of the month but there is more rain than in the summer. Bring a light jacket or warmer clothes for the lower temperatures in the evening.
How Warm Is The Sea In Dubrovnik In October?
With the average sea temperature at around 20°C, you will still be able to spend time on the beach and have a dip in the sea. And with over eleven hours of sunlight every day you'll have plenty of time to explore this fascinating resort.
How Warm Is Dubrovnik In October?
Does It Rain In Dubrovnik In October?
The average daily rainfall for the month is 162mm, which occurs on average over 11 days.
Is Dubrovnik Windy In October?
Daily wind speed varies from light to moderate breezes.
Dubrovnik Hotels for October
Apartments Nivic (Stajeva ulica 7) is a great option in the old town for folks looking ofr self-catering. Just 50 metres from the sea and 300 metres from the Stradun Promenade, each of these studio apartments offer A/C, kitchenette, dining area, private bathroom and flat screen TV.
Hotel Villa Wolff
The first-class boutique Hotel Villa Wolff (Pucica 1) is a fantastic option on the Lapad Peninsula with its own tasty seafood restaurant. Book ahead, howeverts bright and inviting corridors only hold three suites and three double rooms!
Hotel Petka (Obala Stjepana Radica 38) offers 104 rooms, some of which are triples. All rooms have shower and/or bath, satellite TV, minibar and A/C. There are two decent restaurants on site that serve Dalmatian and other Mediterranean fare.
Guesthouses are plentiful in Dubrovnik and allows a peek into local life you may otherwise miss. The family-run Rooms Vicelic (Antuninska ulica 10) offers four charming stone-walled rooms with private bathrooms and a shared kitchenette. If they're all booked up, try Villa Sigurata II (Cubranoviceva 11), thirteen guestrooms within walking distance of Rupe Museum.
Dubrovnik Beaches for October
While October is entering the rainy season, there's a chance you may luck out with some sunny or warm days here and there. If so, you might find it worthwhile to head to the beach. Beaches around Dubrovnik tend to be quite relaxing, though they mostly consist of pebbles or cliffs. You can't go wrong on the Peljesac Peninsula, which offers numerous swimming holes; or Plat and Srebreno beaches to the south.
If skinny-dipping is your thing, there are plenty of naturist beaches near and far from the city. One of the best spots to unwind is on the southernmost tip of the island of Lokrum.
Bars and Restaurants
Lesic Dimitri Palace
Dubrovnik's specialty is seafood, and nowhere is this evident than in the many harbourside restaurants the city has to offer. The Lesic Dimitri Palace (Don Pavla Pose 1-6) on Korcula Island dates back to the 17th century and serves fresh dishes with excellent views of the water.
One of the most authentic and best-loved restaurants is Kopun (Poljana Ruera Boškovia 7), located on Boskovic Square. The menu serves a choice of seafood, meat and vegetarian options, with occasionally vegan and gluten-free dishes as well.
Labirint (Sv. Dominika 2) is located opposite the Dominican Monastery inside ancient ramparts. Its maze of rooms and terraces make for an intimate spot for dinner. The restaurant also doubles as a nightclubo be ready to grab your dance shoes and rakija shots come evening.
Restaurant Konavoski Dvori
Had enough of seafood? Head outside to the countryside to some local taverns and converted inns for a different speed of fare. The Restaurant Konavoski Dvori (Ljuta-Gruda, Ljuta, Croatia) specialises in ham, honeycomb, cheese soaked in olive oil, lamb and veal dishes, all cooked to order.
Café Festival (Placa ulica 28) is located in the centre of Stradun, open from early morning to midnight. This is a relaxed and lovely place to grab some sweets, sandwiches and coffee at any time during the day or night.
Things to do in Dubrovnik in October
The biggest event during October is Independence Day (Dan Neovisnosti), a national public holiday celebrated on October 8. Sit outside in a café and watch the colourful parades go by. You can also sip an aperitif or a glass of Croatian white while you whittle away the twilight hours.
October is tangerine-harvesting-season, and Dubrovnik is known for producing the sweetest and juiciest tangerines you'll ever bite into. You can get them by the kilo for relatively cheap, and if you're traveling to Dubrovnik by car, you'll surely notice the many tangerine stands that dot the road when passing through the Neretva Valley.
Admire the Cathedral Treasury at the Assumption Cathedral. Legend has it that King Richard the Lion-Hearted was shipwrecked on the nearby Island of Lokrum, and as gratitude for his survival, he donated some funds for the completion of this cathedral. The Treasury houses 132 relics of saints that date from the 11th to 19th centuries. Most famous of all are the head, arms and leg relics of St. Blaise crafted by local goldsmiths, nearly 1000 years old!
Next to the Maritime Museum is the little-known cat sanctuary of Dubrovnik. The city has countless stray cats and many of them congregate in this refuge during the low tourist season.
House of Marin Drzic
Stop by the House of Marin Drzic (siroka ulica 7), Croatia's most celebrated playwright. This theatrical museum showcases the writer's life and works from the 16th century. Though there is controversy as to whether any of the artefacts or documents within are authentic, it's certainly worth a peek as a tribute museum.
Museum of Natural History
Another rainy-day option is the Museum of Natural History (Androviceva 1), established in the late 19th century and housing many intriguing specimens, such as an algae herbarium and remains of a hammerhead, shark, monk sea, otter and sea turtle that date back decades.
The Archaeological Museum (Pred Dvorom 3) has quite a collection to interest the amateur historian. On permanent exhibit are hundreds of objects extracted from field surveys and excavations and dating back from the Prehistoric, ancient Egyptian, Roman and early Christian periods. There is also an impressive compilation of historic coins, ceramics and glass.
While on your route through the medieval streets, don't miss exploring one of Dubrovnik's intriguing fortresses. Minceta is the largest tower on the city walls, built in 15th century and offering beautiful views over the old town.
Another popular place for a lookout is Luza Square, a main gathering area and home to Sponza Palace, St. Blaise Church and the Bell Tower. From here you can peak into some of the finest architecture in town, view festive processions or catch a live concert performance.
A unique experience not too far from town is Durovic Cave. Located 25 metres under the Dubrovnik airport, this cave is a fascinating archaeological excursion. Evidence points to it being in use ever since the Bronze Age, and it was used as recently as 1991 as a shelter during the Balkan War. A guide will take you through the centuries and rooms full of stalactites and stalagmites.