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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik

The Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik, known as The Pearl of the Adriatic, is a popular tourist destination located in southern Croatia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. This is a beautiful city famed for its Old Town which is encircled with stone walls that date back to the 16th Century. You can buy a ticket for a walk of the majestic walls which will allow you to take in great views across the rooftops and out to the shimmering Adriatic. After a leisurely meal at one of the nearby restaurants, why not walk through the streets of the city and take in the beauty of the baroque buildings and the sculpted Renaissance fountains.

Rich in history, there’s a wealth of other interesting sites to explore such as The Cathedral of the Assumption, Sponza Palace and the State Archives plus the city gate (Pile Gate) which was built in 1537. There’s also the Franciscan Monastery; a gothic style building which houses a magnificent 17th century library as well as Europe’s oldest functioning pharmacy.

The town has a good selection of markets, shops, bars and restaurants plus a healthy selection of nightlife opportunities if you like to make the most of your evenings in this beautiful destination. For a different vantage point over Dubrovnik, take the cablecar to Srd Hill where there are viewing platforms so you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas over the city and sea. It’s a wonderful place to visit later in the day to watch the sunset.

Dubrovnik also has a few beaches – the two most famous and popular being Banje beach near Ploce Gate and Copacabana beach on the Lapad peninsula.

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Key Highlights
  • Dubrovnik has been named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Take a guided walk of the famous Dubrovnik walls
  • The best beaches are Banje beach and Copacabana beach
  • Snorkelling and kayaking are popular here
  • Enjoy fantastic views from the Mount Srd cable car
  • You could take an organised tour of the filming locations used for Game of Thrones
  • It’s just a short 15-minute boat ride to visit Lokrum Island
  • A summer festival is held in July and August
  • The easiest way to get around is via public transport – taxis, buses and boats
  • The Hotel Excelsior enjoys a magnificent location on the seafront
  • You could visit Dubrovnik as part of a multi-centre holiday – please contact us for more details

Travel Information

Flights from London to Dubrovnik Airport take approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes

Time Difference: GMT +1 hour

Currency: Croatian Kuna

Climate Information

Dubrovnik has a hot Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry hot summers. July is generally the hottest month with temperatures reaching 22 Celsius on average.

The summer months are the best time to visit, but perhaps travel in September and October if you’re not a lover of very hot weather.

Leisure & Activities

Cable Car
Take the cable car just north of the city walls which takes you to Mt Srd in under four minutes and enjoy fabulous views over the terracotta-tiled rooftops and over the outlying islands.

City Walls
An absolute must for any visitor to Dubrovnik is a walk along the ancient city walls. The views are absolutely magnificent. Top tip - it can get very busy so an early start is recommended.

Island of Lokrum
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take the short ferry ride to the pretty island of Lokrum. With shady pine trees, a monastery, walking trials and plenty of swimming opportunities, it's a beautiful place to spend a restful day.

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