Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik lies at the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine for much of the year. A fairy tale fortress of wonderful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired here.
Wander the bustling boutiques, markets and bars; savour freshly caught seafood while gazing out to sea at sunset; walk along the iconic walls, or take a cable car up to Mount Srđ for the most spectacular views of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town and its towering walls rise above the 13th-century main street that literally sparkles in the sun. No wonder so many consider Dubrovnik to be such a precious gem. In fact, the origins of the Croatian language and its classic literature can be traced back here, and the city remains an epicentre of culture, art, music and science. All this surrounded by a brilliant-blue seascape, charming beaches and idyllic islands.
The sheer magic of sampling different wines and production techniques is an invigorating component of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Follow the lead of savvy locals and taste wine varieties such as Pošip and Dingač.View more
Arts & Crafts
The goldsmith's craft is one of the oldest crafts in Dubrovnik. Hunting for exactly the right piece to buy as a keepsake, locating just the right store, in the right hidden alley, is a very special part of the experience. Good luck with your search.View more