If you asked a local how to spend a perfect day around Dubrovnik, it would most certainly involve some swimming. Throw in the historic galleon Tirena, a replica from the golden times of Dubrovnik Republic, and you've got yourself a day of fun, history and true relaxation. You’ll head out to the Elaphite Islands, a green and scenic archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik. Stop to briefly explore Koločep and Šipan, but enjoy ample free time in the middle island Lopud. Enjoy picturesque bays, sandy beaches and perhaps even a local lunch in one the lovely seaside restaurants. Altogether, have yourself a very local experience.