Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list and this status is proved by the 1436 protected historical buildings.
The historical city of Dubrovnik, the former center of the Dubrovnik Republic, is surrounded by city walls 2 km long which defended the city against attack both on land and at sea for centuries. Within the city walls a beautiful city developed with many churches, palaces and cultural monuments as well as the Stradun, a well known boardwalk for both young and old from all over the world which was once the stage for all major events. Many islands close by, a crystal blue sea, rich natural and cultural heritage, the Mljet National Park, historical villas and promenades are what make the Dubrovnik Riviera one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. Here one can enjoy various activities, have fun all night long, enjoy autochthonic food and wine and the hospitality of the people.
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- Geographical position: Southern Dalmatia
- Climate: Mediterranean
- Average summer temperature: 25 C
- Average winter temperature: 9 C
Of course, first thing that comes to mind when we mention the food of Dubrovnik is a typical sweet dish from this area, called rozata. Rozata is a thick cream made of eggs, flour and milk, served cold and covered with caramel syrup.
But Dubrovnik offers you a lot of good and tasty food prepared according to old recipes. Dubrovnik's tables offer a lot of fish in olive oil guaranteeing good health. There are also vegetables, which are usually prepared simply, just cooked in salt water and dressed again with olive oil.
One of the sweet specialties is also sugared lemon and orange peel which go especially well with some liquors.
Allow friendly Dubrovnik residents to recommend you with some of the specialties you can taste in local restaurants which are a pleasure to eat in since you can see from almost every one a beautiful view over the town or romantic blue of the sea.to top
If you are looking for sport you'll find it here. Dubrovnik is proud of its success in water polo, of which there is a long and successful tradition.
There are also other water sports by which you can preserve your athletic shape and spirit so you can sail, surf, dive... everything is ready for you.
A hill above Dubrovnik called Srđ is a good opportunity to try climbing and we guarantee an excellent view of the entire town with its charming rooms and the island Lokrum in front of the town, as well as interesting and beautiful ring of town walls.
And finally, swimming! There are many beaches nearby, as well as in the town itself where you can enjoy the favorite summer fun of most – sunbathing and swimming.to top
Fun and night life
For those in search of nightlife, there are discotheques where you can dance till dawn and often there are parties organized in the open, and need we explain any more? Warm summer nights, good music, cheerful atmosphere, a glass of good wine.. and that's it!
Gain your lost strength on Stradun with the first morning coffee you can drink while cozily stretched in deep sofas of some of the lounge bars.
If you come to Dubrovnik in winter, especially around Christmas and New Year, find out how these holidays are celebrated in Dubrovnik. We are only going to tell you that they are celebrated with a lot of song and congratulations that echoes around the whole town and all are welcomed to this noble festivity.
Last but not least, Dubrovnik has its famous Dubrovnik Summer Games, a theater festival that attracts culture lovers every year. You are also welcome to visit numerous exhibitions in small galleries, churches, palaces, and classical music concerts which are held almost every night.to top
How to get there?
- By car: Zagreb-Dubrovnik 577 km by highway
- By plane: www.croatiaairlines.hr
- By bus: www.akz.hr
- By train: www.hznet.hr
- Local and international ferry line: www.jadrolinija.hr
BeachesMany tourist magazines referred to the beach under the city walls as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swimming and enjoying the view of the walls, which are a spectacular trace of ancient times, is truly a unique experience. The beach itself is a pebble beach with a terrace where one can enjoy a refreshing beverage. Near Dubrovnik, the beaches are mainly rocky, while the hotel beaches are mainly concrete terraces. An excursion to Lokrum is also a unique opportunity – swimming in a lake situated in the middle of an island and you can swim to a small cave. On the island of Lopud, one of the Elaphite islands, is a long sandy beach known as Sunj and getting to the beach is quite an adventurous walk. However, once you have reached the beach, you will see that it was well worth it. to top
What to see?
Dubrovnik city walls represent a bond between the present and the past and serve as one of the best protection systems in Europe. Together with five defensive towers they are 1940 meter in length, and is a must-see. Walk on the walls that surround the Old town, enjoy the view over roof tops, sea and Lokrum and you will soon feel like a time traveler. Various events and concerts are held in the towers even today, and Minčeta tower is often a place for weddings.
The state archive is kept in Sponza palace, together with documents from the 12th c. There you can see how Dubrovnik developed its political, trading and economic relations with the rest of Europe since it was an independent republic.
This monumental and impressive fortress outside the city wall from where the main entrance to the city was guarded was witness to the origin of the city and of the heroic feats of its guards and defenders. Today it is quite picturesque during the Dubrovnik Summer Games, and “Hamlet” is one of the traditional performances held every season.
Near Vrata od Ploča there is a column with a figure of Orlando, a hero from the Middle Ages, who is a supposed nephew of Carl the Great. Orlando's column was raised in Dubrovnik in the 15th century as a symbol of freedom and state independence. Even today during the Dubrovnik summer games, flag with an inscription Libertas (freedom) is placed on this column. Today, Orlando's column is a place of gathering of Dubrovnik residents. It is usual to set a date near the column and go further from there. You can do this as well!to top
Where to go on a trip?
Cavtat is a town with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Ancient remains, Renaissance palaces and summer villas await You. In ancient times it was referred to as Epidaurum and today is the tourist and cultural headquarters of Konavle, the southernmost region of Croatia. Visit the house of Vlaho Bukovac, the famous painter, where you can see a collection of his paintings and works of art. After visiting this cultural treasure perhaps you will want to stay and go for a swim – beautiful beaches await You.
Get to know Korcula, the well-known birth place of the famous seafarer, Marco Polo. Korcula is often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik” due to its picturesque town squares and medieval atmosphere. Although you will be impressed by the work of skillful sculptors, the liveliness on the streets of Korcula is mainly due to the Moreska, one of three knight dances that you can see and enjoy on this beautiful island.
Mljet Island National Park
If you don’t believe that there is an island with a lake and a small island in the middle of that lake then you should definitely travel to the island of Mljet and see for yourself. Mljet is located in the southern part of Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik and one part of the island has been proclaimed a Croatian national park. Here you can enjoy swimming on the rocks of the open sea, or in the saltwater of Veliko jezero (lake) and enjoy the blueness of the water. If you’ve decided to visit the island in spring or fall, you can still go swimming because Malo jezero (lake) is warmer than Veliko jezero and even warmer than the sea. Here you can enjoy long walks through dense pine forest and maybe even see a mongoose, a small unusual animal that protects the island against snakes, or perhaps catch the eye of a wise owl.to top