Dubrovnik, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is one of the world’s most wonderful walled cities which overlooks the crystal-clear Adriatic. It’s now Croatia’s most upmarket destination which draws thousands of visitors every year for its rich history conserved in its monuments and buildings, for the superb local cuisine, for fun day trips and to soak up the sun in the warm sea waters spilling onto the pebble beaches.
A Little More About Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik's Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities of the world full of magnificent Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque palaces, churches and monasteries. The well-preserved city walls are a top attraction where visitors can walk along to experience the best views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding lush green islands. Attractions beyond the walls of the Old Town include wine bars, classy seafood restaurants and five-star hotels. The Old Town is also famous for Stradun (also known as Placa), which is the main thoroughfare where visitors enjoy having a drink in the nearby cafes as they watch the world go by.
While Dubrovnik has always enticed visitors, it only continues to grow in popularity. Many Game of Thrones fanatics know Dubrovnik as the real-life King’s Landing. You can take a four-minute cable car up to Srd Hill where you can enjoy the remarkable views over Dubrovnik. There is also a panoramic bar at the top as well as a small museum. A popular outdoor activity is sea kayaking. Half-day tours can take you along the city walls south to small cave beach and to the island of Lokrum.
Wine tasting is a vital part of life in Dubrovnik. You can savour some of the best Croatian wines in many wine bars in the Old Town. Obviously, a city on the sea will serve a lot of seafood and the region’s chef like to display the fresh catches of the day. Mussels, tuna, squid ink risotto and more are staples at many of Dubrovnik’s restaurants.