Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s best destinations, it has fantastic food, friendly locals, incredible architecture and experiences beautiful weather all year round.
Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik – George Bernard Shaw
A holiday to Croatia delivers an exciting combination of history and culture along the Adriatic coast.
It’s one of the most captivating countries in Europe and it’s also a top sun destination.
The city of Dubrovnik is one of the best places to visit on the Mediterranean, Lord Byron even referred to it as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
A Charming Old Town
Dubrovnik is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its historic and remarkably preserved Medieval Old Town, just walking through the streets will transport you back in time.
In fact, the critically acclaimed TV show ‘Game of Thrones’ used Dubrovnik as a filming location for King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms and where the iconic Iron Throne was located.
Visitors are always amazed by the bright limestone streets of the Old Town, you can spend hours wandering through the alleys and squares, which are dazzling in the sunshine and magical at night.
The Old Town is entirely enclosed by the city walls, we suggest taking the time to walk the 2km circumference, which offers jaw-dropping views at every step.
Take a cable car to the top of the Srd hill and be blown away by the breath-taking views of the Old Town, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the numerous islets.
The Perfect Gateway to Explore Other Sights
During your holiday to Dubrovnik, take a full-day boat trip around the striking Elaphite Islands and visit Lokrum Island, where you can explore its Botanic Gardens, a deserted Benedictine Monastery and a small Salt Lake.
Take a picnic and discover the secluded coves and inlets, go swimming or snorkelling, or simply relax in the sunshine.
Just outside of Dubrovnik is the city of Ston, which has the longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and where you can sample the famous Ston Oysters.
If you wish to go even further afield, you can take a day trip from Dubrovnik to Montenegro.
Banje Beach is located at the eastern entrance to Ploče Gate and offers stunning views over Dubrovnik’s Old Town and Lokrum Island; it’s an excellent place to take a dip in the clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Croatian Food is Divine
Croatians are extremely proud of their seafood in Dubrovnik.
In the evenings you can see large displays of freshly caught fish and shellfish outside restaurants.
We recommend trying the Dalmatian octopus salad and the famous black squid ink risotto.
You can see some Italian influence on Croatian food, so you will find pasta, risotto and pizza on many menus.
They also have some of the best ice cream shops in the world – perfect to enjoy on a sunny day!
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*discounts on bookings taken until 12th October 2019.