Holiday in Dubrovnik
Majestetic and impressive Dubrovnik is located in southern Croatia on the Adriatic coast and was described by author George Bernard Shaw as “paradise on earth”. The city is listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and is beautifully situated with the Biokovo mountains behind and the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea in front. Tourists are returning here every year due to hot summers, beautiful architecture and the fine coastline with coves, cliffs, beaches, islands and waters. Dubrovnik has a fascinating history that goes back to the year 700 b.C. and the town has been under Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, French and Austro-Hungarian rule, which has left its mark on architecture. By renting a villa, apartment or a holiday house in Dubrovnik you have easy access to this charming city’s many experiences.
Sights near your holiday home in Dubrovnik
Tourists are gathering in the enchanting old town (Stari Grad) surrounded by a two kilometers long city wall with several towers. The wall is 25 meters at its highest and provides great views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. In the car-free old town you will find beautiful cathedrals, palaces, churches, marble streets lined with low stone houses, narrow alleys and lively squares. The Sponza palace from 16th century is absolutley worth a visit and it’s located on the Luza square which is considered to be the city’s heart. The main street Placa is traffic-free and bursting with shops restaurants and cafees. The Revlin fortress is located in the Ploce area where residents hid during Serbias bombardment of the city in 1991. On the island of Mljet there is a nice national park with good opportunities for swimming and hiking. From the port of Dubrovnik there are also ferries to the wooded island Lokrum. Plan your Dubrovnik trip and explore the city and the area on excursions from your holiday home!
Leisure activities near your apartment in Dubrovnik
If you stay in a holiday home in Dubrovnik, you will have easy access to most things you might be looking for regarding watersports, diving is especially popular. You can also rent kayaks, go jet skiing, or buy a fishing license if you enjoy fishing. Not to forget swimming and sunbathing on the rocks or beaches.
Dining in Dubrovnik
Food traditions in Durbovnik and the islands in the area are a modern and healthy cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Dalmatian cuisine relies heavily on fresh fish and shellfish. Fish is often prepared on grill with olive oil, garlic and lemon. Mali Ston located 60 km north of Dubrovnik is Croatia’s largest supplier of fresh oysters.
Not to forget the traditional meat dishes; thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham and sheep cheese with olives and virgin oil is a favorite appetizer. Lam is popular both boiled and fried. Pasticada is a traditional Dalmatian dish that consists of boiled meat in a rich and creamy sauce based on wine, spices and plums and is often served with gnocci. Another delicacy and very popular dish in Croatia is “Peka”. This is optional ingredients of different meats or seafood baked under a metal bell buried in embers. Cooking takes its time so if you have plans to eat Peka you should order it the day before – but it’s definitely worth waiting for! As typical desert ingredients we can mention dried figs, almonds, honey and fruit. A pudding known as Dubrovnik Rozat offered in most good restaurants.
How to travel to your resort in Dubrovnik
There is 20 km from Dubrovnik airport to the city center. To get downtown you can take a bus, taxi or drive by car – car hire is also recommended if you want to go on your own excursions. A hot tip is to take the boat to Lokrum and explore the island.