Having earned the nickname ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, the picturesque city of Dubrovnik in Southern Croatia is renowned as one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations. Its beautiful Old Town, harbour and terracotta rooftops make Dubrovnik a tranquil choice of city break.
You cannot travel to Dubrovnik without spending time in its charming Old Town; you could spend days exploring its cobbled streets, dining at its great restaurants and discovering its hidden gems. You will find lots of beautiful Baroque buildings and a popular activity with tourists is to walk down the Stradun, a glistening white marble street which connects to both of the city wall gates and on which you will find lovely churches, museums and restaurants.
Head down to the harbour, one of the most scenic spots in the city which is just one of the locations in the city used as a filming location for the popular Game of Thrones. Filled with plenty of cafes and bars to grab dinner or just a quick refreshment, the harbour is an idyllic location to simply watch the world pass by or from here, you can take a boat trip to do a little island hopping. Lokrum is a popular choice to swim in its dead sea and visit its ancient Benedictine abbey and monastery, or alternatively slightly further afield you will find the green island of Mljet, a National Park which is perfect for exploring on foot, bicycle or perhaps kayak.
After exploring the city, why not get a fantastic birds eye view across the entire city and beyond over the islands and into the Adriatic sea either by hiking up or taking the famed Dubrovnik cable car up to the top of Mount Srd. At the top, there are not only superb photo opportunities but also a great restaurant and the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence which tells the city’s story during the 1991-95 war.