Dubrovnik, Croatia sits at the lips of the Adriatic Sea as an old world walled seaport and one of Croatia’s most southern points. As the ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic,’ it takes it shape from Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic influence, encircled by its historic and ever famous ancient city walls.
The Walls of Dubrovnik, with its inception, were designed to keep its citizens protected and enemies out. Now, these walls are instead an invitation to discover more and only a symbol to its medieval past.
Croatia is one of those places that though wildly popular with tourism, remains quite true to its natural structure so the effects of tourism, at least for me, were less felt here.
Dubrovnik is a wonderful place to begin your Adriatic adventure or to simply just rest and be among its slow place and beauty. Wandering the Old City will surely leave you suspended in exploration, finding nooks and crannies that lead you to new views and places of interest.
- Old City Walls
- City Harbor (watch some Croatians play a pick up game of water polo right in the harbor!)
- Pile Gate
- Minceta Fortress
- Take a dip right next to the City Walls at Buza Beach or at the well-known Banje Beach
- Café Buza
- Otto Taverna
- Nautika Restaurant
- Vita Bella
- Cave Bar More
- Lokrum Island (also, known as ‘Peacock Island’)
- Korcula Island
- Tour around the Elafiti Islands
- Day trip to Montenegro (this is a must!)
- Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (this is a must!)
- Within the Old City walls, there is no driving but it is easily walkable
- Taxis are widely available, and there are city buses
- The harbor offers many boats for tours. Private tours can also be booked through the harbor or most likely through your accommodation
- Ferries will also take you to islands further away for the next portion of your trip!