I think I probably managed to start my European adventure in one of the most expensive places on my itinerary. I ate out pretty much every meal in the Old Town which bumped up costs as well. Once you get out of the Old Town, prices do become more reasonable.
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna (kn) and although some places will accept Euros, I found it easier to pay in Kuna. Credit cards are also widely accepted.
Fora Apartments (4 nights): I stayed in a beautiful apartment just outside the city walls and, because I had a kitchen, I did at least eat breakfast at home. (I booked through booking.com and if you book your next stay using this link they will give us each some money. Isn’t that kind of them? (See below for more info.))
Average = €89/night
Food and drink
Groceries: 65.73 kn (€9)
Restaurants and cafes: 863 kn (€116) – three lunches, three dinners
Total: 928.73 kn (€125)
Average = €31.25/day
Flight to Dubrovnik: €38.50 (easyJet)
Airport bus: 40 kn (€5.50)
Bus: 30kn (€4) – day ticket
Cable car and museum: 160 kn (€21.50)
City Walls: 150 kn (€20)
Ferry and entry to Lokrum: 120 kn (€16)
Toilet fees: 3 kn (€0.50)
Luggage storage: 9.50 kn (€1.50)
Toiletries: 39.98 kn (€5.50)
Miscellaneous: 30 kn (€4)
What I spent
Average = €149.50/day
Definitely over budget but hoping that things will balance out over the rest of my trip.
I haven’t included my day trip to Montenegro in these figures. It cost me €80 for the bus tour, lunch and other expenses in Kotor. It was definitely worth it.
(Booking.com: offer is only valid for one booking per person. After checking-out after your stay, we each receive £15.)