After sailing the glittering Adriatic, you’ll find yourself lost in the beauty of Croatia’s crown jewel, Dubrovnik. Surrounded by alluring medieval influences, you’ll instantly be charmed by the old stone buildings and ancient city walls. This Croatian city is something truly special – with its unique architecture and a fascinating cultural identity, there’s so much to explore. Get lost in the narrow lanes and marble streets, and who knows what historical wonders you’ll uncover!
There’s more to this town than fortresses and time-worn castles – Croatia itself is made up of eight national parks, 11 nature parks and two nature reserves, so get ready to experience the true natural beauty that Dubrovnik lies on. Croatia is now a prime destination for all you foodie and wine lovers out there, too – so prepare yourself for some tasty treats.
Dubrovnik has braved it all after tackling numerous earthquakes, and has been able to preserve its gothic, renaissance beauty. And although you’ll be instantly drawn in by its old-world charm, the beaches here are something spectacular. Pack your snorkeling gear because it’s also a prime spot for an under world adventure – these crystal-clear, shimmering waters serve up picturesque perfection.
Food, bars & brilliant culture…
If you’re looking to eat with a view, you’ve came to the right place – you’re spoiled for picturesque locations here. Much like many European hot-spots, the best place to sample great food and wine is the hidden back streets of the Old Town. Indulge in Mediterranean-infused dishes – we’ve heard the veal steaks stuffed with ham and cheese, then grilled with breadcrumbs, are utterly mouthwatering! Wine tasting is a must too – known as the land of vineyards with more than 300 defined wine districts, Croatia has now produced around 700 wines, so sampling a few of your favourites won’t be a problem.
No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls that complete this Croatian delight. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you discover a whole new world. Lush Lokrum must be on your to-do list – this forested island is bursting with pine and olive trees, holm oak and is also a popular swimming spot. You’ll need your camera when you spot Rector’s Palace, a slice of history not to be forgotten. It was built in the 15th century and this Gothic-Renaissance palace is bursting with thousands of years worth of artifacts.
As well as being a prime Croatian hot-spot for its irresistible culture, it’s the location to one of the world’s most popular TV shows. Fans of HBO’S Game of Thrones will be in their element when they realise they can take a tour of King’s Landing, and even take a seat on the iron throne itself.
Did you know?
- It’s home to the world’s smallest town
- Star Wars: Episode VIII was filmed in Dubrovnik
- The city’s most famous feature – its imposing stone boundary – has never been breached by a hostile enemy. The old city walls are truly magnificent!
- Croatia enjoys 2,715 hours of sunshine a year, which is more than Sydney, Australia!
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