Situated on Croatia’s south coast, Dubrovnik offers visitors a city break with a difference. This historical and musical hotspot is also within easy reach of the Adriatic Riviera, making this a destination that will keep sun-worshippers just as content as culture buffs.
Old meets new in Dubrovnik, where medieval architecture towers over this walled city with its pretty cobbled streets. You can admire ancient churches and imposing palaces, or shop in the stylish boutiques then dine at the superb range of restaurants and cafes. After dark, there’s a choice of bars that will keep any night owls happy.
Banje beach is located just beyond the old town walls, and is a sheltered, pebble beach with watersports and a selection of places in which to grab a drink or snack, or enjoy a sit-down meal. If you fancy venturing a little further, Lokrum island is just a 15-minute boat ride away, and features pine forests as well as sheltered sunbathing and swimming on the pebble beach. If you hanker after soft sands, head to Mljet island slightly further away, which boasts saltwater lakes as well as powdery beaches.
There’s a range of accommodation in Dubrovnik to suit everyone, whether you travel solo, as a couple or family, or even on a group holiday. Beach hotels in the Dubrovnik area are perfect for those who want to be within sight and sound of the sea, while family hotels in Dubrovnik cater especially well for those with children, so should have just the right kind of food and activities to keep the little ones smiling. If you want to treat yourself, 5-star hotels in Dubrovnik can offer great value for money in comparison to other European holiday destinations.
Some of Dubrovnik’s old town was destroyed in an earthquake that occurred in 1667, which sadly caused the loss of much of the city’s Renaissance architecture. There’s still St Saviour Church and the Rector’s Palace, however, both of which are fine examples of the Baroque style. The latter now houses a museum, displaying cultural artefacts and a lovingly restored interior. The Franciscan Monastery is also well worth a visit and is home to one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies, while the War Photo Limited museum has movie footage from the war days.
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