Take a city break to
Visit one of the most popular destinations in
Dubrovnik in Croatia is not the number one destination that
springs to mind when you’re planning a city break; most people tend to think of Paris, Barcelona or Rome first. But
maybe this guide to taking a city break in Dubrovnik might persuade you to think differently about this city rich
'Pearl of the Adriatic'
Labelled as the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by Lord Byron,
Dubrovnik certainly lives up to its name. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it nestles on the extreme south of
Croatia’s coast overlooking sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The city itself is a mass of tangled
streets proudly protected by a magnificent fortified wall. The city has been known to draw not only tourists, but
also the rich and famous on Mediterranean cruises.
city has become one of the
major holiday destinations in Croatia,
both with tourists from around the world and the rich and famous
taking a break in the city (Image by
Now that there are plenty of offers for
great holidays to
Croatia, the city is becoming more and more popular. The best things to do
on a quick city break to Dubrovnik are swimming in the clear waters of the harbour; sampling some of the local
delicacies, which are a mixed pot of many tastes such as seafood with Turkish influences; and visiting some of the
sites of local history.
Having only become an independent country in 1998, Croatia
still bears the scars of a nation damaged by war. The capital city is littered with monuments and museums dedicated
to the battles that the country only recently faced. Make sure to take some time to wander the city and explore
some of these.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Each summer, Dubrovnik plays host to the now famous
Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Running from the middle of July until mid-August, various open-air venues around
the old town put on concerts, dances, opera and theatre shows for visitors. Previous years have included the
Warsaw Symphony Orchestra and classical guitarist, John Williams.
|Located close to Dubrovnik's airport,
Cavtat is a unique small town that's home to five hotels and a great place to relax away from
Dubrovnik's crowds. (Image:
If you’ve got some time to spare and relax, take an
afternoon, or perhaps a whole day, away from the city to take a quick boat trip to the miniscule island of Lokrum.
Home to a thousand year old Benedictine abbey and monastery and a fort which overlooks Dubrovnik, you’ll want to
take your time away from the crowds there. It is preserved as a nature park and also houses some gorgeous botanical
Dubrovnik's Old Town
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is one of its most fascinating
areas. It is a maze of tiny streets and can be difficult to navigate, so make sure to take your time as well as a
map! It is home to a number of traditional restaurants which mostly offer seafood as well as a variety of meat
dishes and pizzas. If the traditional cuisine of Croatia doesn’t suit you, you’re bound to find a tourist trap
selling something you’re used to somewhere.