With its pretty pebbled streets, medieval architecture and terracotta-tiled houses, Dubrovnik is a charming and unique city with a piece of history hidden behind every stone. Lit up by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik offers a warm and pleasant city break with postcard-worthy views and endless cultural attractions.
Things to do
From exploring the capital’s fascinating historical attractions, to perfecting your dance moves at the legendary street carnival, there are a variety of things to do on your city break to Dubrovnik. Take in the views at the ancient city walls, or escape the hustle and bustle and lose yourself in the powdery white sands of nearby Lokrum Island.
Lovely Old Town
It all starts with the Old Town in Dubrovnik. Packed with history and interesting landmarks, you can dive from the cobbled streets into centuries-old buildings like the Franciscan Monastery, before stopping at one of the many cafés for a drink and a spot of people watching. If you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones TV series then you’ll probably have a familiar feeling as you gaze around at the sights and scenery. Some of the show is filmed in Dubrovnik, and you can even go on a walking tour that’ll take you to some of the sets.
One of Dubrovnik’s most spectacular features are the ancient walls that surround the city. As well as giving you great photo opportunities and hiding a range of inviting bars and cafés, you can walk along the walls between historic towers and buildings. If you get tired of sightseeing, head to pretty Banje Beach near the Old Town and relax in the sunshine before sipping on a refreshing drink at the beach bar.
Wait for the night to set in at Banje Beach when things liven up as the party gets started. Or sit down for an atmospheric seafood dinner in the Old Town before heading to the main street- the Strada- for a few drinks. You might not think of Croatia as being famous for its wine, but the country produces some excellent ones that you can sip in a locally-run bar as you toast a lovely day in Dubrovnik.