The Old Town – Dubrovnik’s Old Town is simply like no other. Encompassed in a ring of defensive walls, it contains many of the sights and sounds that attract visitors year after year. Forts, churches, museums and galleries, this is the real heart and soul of the city. Explore the labyrinth of cobbled streets, walk the city walls then by night take a romantic stroll and enjoy candlelit meals in one of the many excellent restaurants on offer.
Look Down at serenity – Be prepared to be left in awe! Dubrovnik’s famous cable car, recently reopened and back to its former glory, gives visitors the opportunity to see Dubrovnik in all its splendour. Whisking you up a mighty 404m in four minutes, some of the most spectacular views of Croatia’s ribbon coastline are to be had from Mount Srd including the glistening Adriatic, the lush islands of Elaphiti and Lokrum and of course Dubrovnik and it’s Old Town.
Explore its Neighbouring Islands – Croatia is blessed with over a thousand islands, each one as unique and stunning as the next. Mljet is located only an hour from Dubrovnik by ferry and it is here you’ll find the protected Mljet National Park. Lush vegetation provides its visitors with refreshing shade, while its discrete pathways make it ideal to explore for walkers and bikers. It is however the two crystal clear salt lakes that really make this island so unimaginable beautiful, enhancing its status as one of the best day trips in Europe.
Nestled between neighbouring Dubrovnik and Mljet are the cute Elaphiti islands of Kolocep, Sipan and the pick of bunch, Lopud. Rural and car-free, Lopud island is celebrated for its golden sandy beach, stunning lush scenery and excellent day-trip opportunities. Once boasting the status of an important sea-faring port, comprising of 30 churches and a number of noble palaces, it has retained the spirit and splendour of the past.
Top Hotels – Dubrovnik is home to a fantastic selection of accommodation including three, four and five star hotels. One of the best is the 5 star Bellevue, a contemporary glass design with tastefully decorated rooms set upon a spectacular 30 metre cliff top. Alternatively, the charming 4 star Hotel Lapad offers a tranquil location in a building dating back to 1911. Here you’ll be sure to enjoy the delicious culinary delights on offer and a dip in the grand outdoor pool.
Our Top Tips to Visiting Dubrovnik:
- The peak months of July and August can get fairly hot, so if you prefer cooler temperatures choose the shoulder months of May, June, September and October.
- Some of the best and cheapest restaurants in the Old Town are away from Stradun (the main street from Pile Gate), so go and explore the maze of alleyways to find your ideal eatery.
- Dubrovnik boasts an excellent modern bus network that connects the whole of the city, so it’s easy to visit the main sights and sounds where ever you are staying.
- Save money by visiting the local bakeries for lunch and grab some delicious local produce for a picnic, such as cheese, fruit, meat and of course bread.