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 an excellent choice for a tranquil city break.
You cannot travel to Dubrovnik without spending time in its charming Old Town. Explore the cobbled streets, dine at its mouthwatering restaurants, and discover 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 that boasts lovely churches, museums and restaurants.
Head down to the scenic harbour, one of many filming locations in the city for the popular television series 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. From here, you can take a boat trip to do a little island hopping. Lokrum is a popular choice; visitors can swim in the dead sea, and visit Lokrum's ancient Benedictine abbey and monastery. 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 even kayak.
After exploring the city, why not get a fantastic birds eye view across the entire city and the islands and the Adriatic sea? You can either hike or take 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. Don't miss the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence, which tells the city’s story during the 1991-95 war.
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