Dubrovnik, Croatia – one of Europe’s most beautiful walled cities
Dubrovnik, Croatia is a stunning walled city that attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world.
Attracted by the natural splendour of Dubrovnik, visitors flock to the Old Town, the ancient City Walls and the narrow maze of lanes that traverse the city.
Known as the ´Pearl of the Adriatic´, Dubrovnik once rivalled Venice as one of the world´s major sea powers. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik preserved most of its stunning Gothic and Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces.
Dubrovnik was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979.
Whether you are visiting this fabled city for the first time or you are a regular visitor, the sense of awe each time you set eyes on the view Adriatic crashing onto the rocks below the Old City Walls, will stay with you a lifetime.
Dubrovnik is a city where old meets new, and close to the monuments, museums and stunning architecture you will find a choice of superb seafood restaurants, quirky cafés and vibrant nightlife.
And it is worth remembering that Croatia still offers good value for money in comparison to other Mediterranean beach destinations, especially if you visit outside July and August.
What to See?
No trip to Dubrovnik is complete without touring the City Walls. Walk the 2km circular path overlooking the crowds below, and don´t forget your camera!
If you want to enjoy a real bird´s eye view of the city take a trip on the Dubrovnik Cable Car to the top of the hill and enjoy stunning views of the old city.
One of the best excursions from Dubrovnik is a trip to the Island of Mljet which takes approximately two hours by ferry. The most stunning natural features on the island, which is partly a National Park, are dual salt lakes linked to the sea and surrounded by pine forests.
If you are feeling adventurous, book a half day or full day kayak tour of the local islands, taking in the beautiful beaches and botanical gardens of Lokrum.
If you are planning a trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, book a guided tour of the city and find out more about the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Whether you are interested in a guided cultural tour, an adventure tour, a gastronomic tour or a rural tour close to Dubrovnik, you will find plenty of choice in and around the city.
“Those who seek paradise should come to Dubrovnik.” –George Bernard Shaw