03 May Ten reasons to visit Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik is a medieval city
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (census 2011). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy. In 1991, after the break-up of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged by Serbian and Montenegrin soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling. After repair and restoration works in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dubrovnik re-emerged as one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranea.
- Walls of Dubrovnik
A feature of Dubrovnik is its walls (1.3 million visitors in 2018), which run almost 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) around the city. The walls are 4 to 6 metres (13–20 feet) thick on the landward side but are much thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city. The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming location for the fictional city of King’s Landing in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.
- 20-kilometer coast from Dubrovnik to Cavtat
Cavtat is a unique town on the Adriatic, an old city situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat. There are new settlements along the coast, and the whole of Cavtat is overgrown by Mediterranean vegetation, with the ever green pine and cypress trees. There are more than 5 miles (7 km) of sandbanks, clean sea water, sand beaches and bays, fine new hotels of high and luxury class, and all this has made Cavtat one of the most sought after and visited tourist resorts in the Dubrovnik area.
Srđ is a low mountain just behind the walled city of Dubrovnik in Dalmatia, Croatia. The mountain, part of the Dinaric Alps, has a height of 412 metres (1,352 ft). At its top is a large white stone cross and Fort Imperial, a defensive structure built by the French in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars. Srđ is popular with tourists as a viewpoint from which it is possible to see the walled city of Dubrovnik, Lokrum island, the Adriatic Sea and various local attractions (including restaurants and the Stradun)
- Islands that surround Dubrovnik
It is important to note that by coming to Dubrovnik you have not only the honor to be in one of the most beautiful Croatian towns but also the opportunity to visit some of our most beautiful islands. We recommend Lokrum, Mljet and Korcula.
- Korčula is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It has an area of 279 km2, 46.8 km long and on average 7.8 km wide and lies just off the Dalmatian coast. Its 15,522 inhabitants (2011) make it the second most populous Adriatic island after Krk and the most populous Croatian island not connected to the mainland by a bridge. The population are almost entirely ethnic Croats (95.74%). The island is twinned with Rothesay in Scotland.
- Mljet is the southernmost and easternmost of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The National Park includes the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km2. The central parts of the park are Veliko jezero with the Isle of St. Mary, Malo jezero and the villages of Goveđari, Polače and Pomena.
- Lokrum is an island in the Adriatic Sea 600 metres from the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It stretches from northwest to southeast and receives regular ferry service from the city.
- Beach and cave Betina
- Dubrovnik Summer Games
Organized by the Public Institution in Culture of the same name, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held as the oldest cultural and artistic festival in Croatia every year from July 10 to August 25 in the ambience of the Baroque Renaissance city of Dubrovnik and numerous international audiences. music, ballet, folkloric and other programs. Respecting its rich and lively heritage, the festival cares for the ambiance, the combination of tradition and modernity, and the linking of local, national and international artistic creativity as its program design. Dubrovnik Summer Games as a place for the exchange of ideas and new art creations, Dubrovnik has been promoting the Dubrovnik World Cultural Center for more than seven centuries.
- Homemade Mediterranean food
Restaurants in Dubrovnik are something you really need to experience. Each of them is unique, and will leave you the impression you will always be happy to remember. Each of them is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by the natural beauties of this region. Traditional meals, made from fresh and homemade products, a pleasant atmosphere, professional staff, are just some of the reasons to visit a restaurant in Dubrovnik.
- Dubrovnik Festiwine
Dubrovnik FestiWine was created in 2014 as a regional wine festival of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In its formative years, it served exclusively for the promotion of top quality wines produced by centuries-old autochthonous varieties of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The wines recognized by the oenologists, researchers, promoters and winches have become the main symbol of the city’s tourist offer. Every year at the beginning of spring, Dubrovnik hosts a top wine event featuring the finest winemakers, sommeliers, enologists and wine promoters from Croatia and Europe.
- Tour of the Throne Games
The planetary popularity of Dubrovnik was experienced after recording the scene for the most popular series in the ‘Throne Games’ world, which was shot at locations in that city. The tour lasts for three hours and offers sightseeing locations that capture some of the most important scenes, such as the Blackwater Stannis Baratheon fight.