Coming to Dubrovnik by car
If you are coming by your car, you have several possibilities (check conditions on the road at:
If you are passing by Zagreb then go to Karlovac. From there take the road to Split.
The shortest way is road towards National park Plitvice Lakes, Gračac, Knin, Sinj, Trilj,
Šestanovac. On the Makarska Riviera you will see the Adriatic sea for the first time on
your trip. Then drive to Ploče and further by E-65 to the South, towards Dubrovnik.
From summer 2011 you can drive on the highway A1 from Zagreb to Split and in Dugopolje
(before Split) turn to Dubrovnik and drive to Vrgorac (where the highway A1 ends) and
then proceed to Ploče, Opuzen and Dubrovnik using Adriatic Tourist Road (E65) along the sea.
Distance (Zagreb - Zaton): cca 570 km; Duration: cca 6 hours
It will take a few years more until highway reaches Dubrovnik.
If you are passing by Rijeka then take Adriatic road E65 (Rijeka - Split -
Dubrovnik) on your way to South Dalmatia. You will pass near Zadar, Sibenik, Split,
Makarska, Ploce and then you will arrive to Dubrovnik-Neretva county. Or you can also
take a highway A7 and then A1 from Bosiljevo to Sestanovac.
From direction of Split
Approximately 200 m after you see this sign, turn right
(to the local road near the sea)
If you are coming from Eastern Europe consider the shorter trip from Eastern
Croatia (Slavonski Brod) through Bosnia & Herzegovina (Doboj, Zenica, Sarajevo, Mostar)
to South Croatia (Metkovic, Opuzen).
Anyway, on your trip from Opuzen to Dubrovnik (where the main road is E65), you
will pass through Neum (a short part of coast belonging to Bosnia & Herzegovina) and enter
Croatia again. In Dubrovnik region you will pass the villages: Doli, Slano, Brsecine,
Trsteno and Orašac. When you reach Zaton (yellow traffic sign Zaton - on the road),
you will drive 3 km further on the main road (you will pass turning for Zaton Veliki,
Zaton Mali) and from Restaurant "Babilon" drive another 1 km, and 200 m after our
billboard VILLA MALFI turn on the right (to the local road near the sea).
From direction of Dubrovnik
Turn left to the local road (near the sea),
and drive approx. 150 m
Villa Malfi is the first house on that road. If you reach traffic sign showing
turning for village Stikovica (while on the main road) that means you missed our house -
please drive back.
If you are coming from Dubrovnik, go towards Split. Rather choose the shorter way
over the bridge, above the village Lozica and drive straight 5 km from the bridge until
you reach the left turning from the main road shown on the photo above.
Traveling to Dubrovnik by plane
Many international airlines offer regular flights to Zagreb, Croatia's capital, from most major
European cities, as well as direct flights to Dubrovnik. Once you arrive in Zagreb it's just a
short domestic flight (40 minutes) with the country's major international and domestic carrier
Croatia Airlines to the southern city of
Dubrovnik. More information you can also find by your aircraft companies.
If you intend to visit interesting places arround Zaton you'll feel more comfortable if you rent a
car immediately at the
Dubrovnik Airport (if possible make a reservation in advance by international rent a
car companies) or you can come to us first (by Dubrovnik taxi or bus) and get a car or scooter
in Dubrovnik later.
To reach us from Airport with car please drive to the west towards Dubrovnik (and Split).
You'll pass villages: Zvekovica, Obod, Plat, Soline, Mlini, Srebreno, Kupari - keep driving
straight. When you come above Dubrovnik do not turn right (in the town) but proceed further
towards Split, across the bridge. Drive about 5 km from the bridge - until you reach the left
turning from the main road shown on the photo above (300 m from the Restaurant "Orsan" in
the village Štikovica).
Getting to Dubrovnik by ship - ferry
Throughout the summer months you can catch one of the frequent ferries from Italy or any major
coastal Croatian city to Dubrovnik. Cruising the blue Adriatic Sea is one of the most picturesque
and pleasant ways to travel to Dubrovnik.
From Rijeka you can take the ferry to Zadar, Split, island Hvar, island Korcula and
Dubrovnik (Rijeka - Dubrovnik cca. 20 hours). Make a reservation for your ship on time.
For time table and ticket prices, contact the major Croatian ferry service
From Italy you can come by ship/ferry from Ancona to Split and then by car to Dubrovnik or
directly from Bari or Ortona (20 km from Pescara) to Dubrovnik.
More information by Croatian agencies
Elite Travel or on
Lots of buses are driving daily to Dubrovnik from all parts of Croatia.
More information about arrivals and departures you'll find on the Bus terminal pages: Bus stations
and Dubrovnik (Libertas)
From Dubrovnik buses drive to all places in Dubrovnik area. Every 30 - 60 minutes they are driving
to larger places and to others several times a day. To avoid wasting your time we recommend you to
buy some neccesary foods & drinks across the main bus terminal before you proceed to Villa Malfi.
Tell the driver that you want to get of the bus on the first bus station in Zaton Mali
that is 100 m before our house.
If you are owner of the yacht, Dubrovnik and its area are the right place for sailing.
Beauty of untouched nature and our islands will give you unforgettable moments,
and lots of bays are safe berth.
If you wish, you can get permanent berth in ACI Marine Dubrovnik or in Port of Dubrovnik.
If you need some services on your yacht or you need a winter shelter, you can contact
ACI Club Marina Dubrovnik.
REMARK: The nearest restaurant is 300 m and grocery store is 550 m from us.