Stretching along Croatia’s southern tip, the Dubrovnik of today is a far cry from its dreadful recent history of the early 1990s.
We would recommend a stroll around the ramparts that envelop the UNESCO listed 14th century Old Town for a bird’s eye view of one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. Head for the Southern walls if you wish to capture some of the most stunning sunsets in the Adriatic.
A 10 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik is the wooded island of Lokrum; a perfect picnic location. Alternatively, if you have ever dreamed of having an island to yourself, then perhaps a day trip to one of the uninhabited Elaphite Islands seems more appealing.
During July and August, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival transforms squares and courtyards in to open-air stages when performances can be enjoyed whilst you sit back and relax with a drink or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants.
Often doubling as Venice in movies, little wonder that the film industry and tourists alike return to Dubrovnik again and again.