Commonly referred to as the Gem of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is an enchanting city that offers an array of cultural and historical masterpieces all embedded in the spectacular natural surroundings of this breathtaking part of the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik’s magical landscape exposes the seductive Mediterranean waters and the charm of red roofed villages in the distance, painted along the romantic backdrop of indigo skies and exploding purple and crimson sunsets. Like a mother cradles her child, the great walls of Dubrovnik envelop the cobblestone paths, the quaint cafes, the delectable restaurants, and pleasant boutiques in its embrace.
Located at the southernmost part of Croatia along the coast of Dalmatia, Dubrovnik enjoys more than 250 sunny days a year and an average annual temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. This sunny city is housed between the glorious Adriatic Sea and the rugged peaks of the Snijezica Mountains. The famous city walls are the most recognized landmark attracting thousands of tourists yearly and have been a part of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1979. Dating back to the Middle Ages and spiraling 3 kilometers around the city, the magnificent stone walls have preserved their original state through many wars and battles. Walking along the historical walls, you will come across numerous bastions, fortresses and towers. With the Mediterranean waters crashing at its feet and the intricate layout of the city of Dubrovnik below, the view from the top is stunning.
Although many tourists are attracted to the great walls of Dubrovnik, they are pleasantly surprised to uncover extensive gastronomic delights, adventure excursions, historical tours, untouched forested parks and mysterious caves, along with nautical sports such as diving, fishing, scuba diving and swimming. Just on the outskirts of Dubrovnik, lay the romantic villages of Konavle and Cavtat. In Konavle, you can truly take in the beauty of this undeniably remarkable region, horseback riding through forested paths with a view of the turquoise waters below. Cavtat, has recently become a haven for those searching for a peaceful vacation away from the bustling city of Dubrovnik during the summer months.
If you are looking for a more active vacation, then you will be impressed by the notorious scuba diving sites in the underwater world of the Dubrovnik Riviera. Be sure to take a guided scuba tour of the Museum of the Seafloor, the largest amphora site in the Adriatic. Take advantage of a rare rainy day by enjoying a road trip to one of the nearby towns or villages. Visit the famous city of Medjugorje in nearby Hercegovina. This holy place has become famous for its religious pilgrimages as believers claim that apparitions of the Virgin Mary occurred here. Enjoy oysters and other scrumptious fish specialities in the idyllic town of Ston. Take a boat ride to the beautiful national park on the Island of Mljet. Sail to the secret island of Lopud and enjoy a fish picnic along the sandy beaches of Sunj Bay. Visit astonishing geomorphological monuments such as the Nakovana cave on the Peninsula of Peljesac or the Great cave on the island of Korcula. The possibilities are endless. It is up to you, how you choose to uncover the jewels of the Dubrovnik Riviera.
Once back in the old city of Dubrovnik, the contagious, spirited, atmosphere will warm you as you take part in one of the numerous street festivals, concerts, or plays taking place. If you are looking for a party, you will not be disappointed by the lively nightlife which lasts well into the early hours of dawn ready to welcome another spectacular Mediterranean sunrise. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which has been organized annually for the past 61 years, catches the attention of many foreign and Croatian tourists alike. It is a true spectacle of culture, talent, and entertainment that brings the whole city to life all summer long.
With the warm Dubrovnik air scented with hints of rosemary and jasmine, a secluded terrace bistro will be the best place to partake in the domestic specialties of Dubrovnik. The delectable dishes of fresh fish, grilled meat, and rich desserts will impress you just as much as eating under one of the gothic arches of the great walls, along a cliff of this Mediterranean fortress or along the Dubrovnik harbor, watching the yachts come in. It is no wonder that Dubrovnik has become a popular wedding destination for foreigners as the romance is addictive. The stars light up the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the magical city in the ancient walls of their ancestors, lives and breathes, full heartedly all year round. Discover one of the most beautiful cities of Croatia and of the world, Dubrovnik.