The Pearl of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik The "Pearl of the Adriatic": a giant walled Old Town with a scenic wall walk, tons of crowds, great beaches, modest but engaging museums, a stunning mountaintop viewpoint, an epic past and difficult but inspiring recent history, and a well-earned reputation as Croatia's single best destination. Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (aka Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. 

As mentioned, the Old Town and its many sights (including the well-preserved city walls along which you can walk) is one of the top attractions here. If you are visiting in the summer, do not miss the world-renowned Dubrovnik Summer Festival, with music, theatre and dance performances. The Old Town is also famous for Stradun (also known as Placa), the main thoroughfare – one of the greatest pleasures for many visitors is to have a drink in one of the nearby cafes and watch the world go by. It’s very easy to walk in and around Dubrovnik’s Old Town; its size means that you can get from one gate to another, or from one of the entrances to the “edge” of the walls in no time at all! 

It is, however, the actual exploring of the fascinating Old Town that will keep you more than occupied for a number of days. With a pleasant Mediterranean climate, 2600 sunny days per year and protected nature, Dubrovnik offers you the opportunity to explore historical sites, museums and galleries, and to learn about the wisdom of our ancestors. 

Enhance your holiday with a tour of the city and its surroundings, tasting exquisite gastronomic specialities or attending sports events that will invigorate both your body and soul.The bluest point one can spot on the Earth from outer space is the Adriatic,the incomparably unpolluted and clear sea that washes the shore and islands of the Dubrovnik area. Heterogeneousness and diversity are the main features of the beaches in Dubrovnik and its surroundings, so that every visitor can find the one that suits him best… shallow sandy and pebble beaches for families with children, romantic and sheltered coves, fashionable beaches with the most up-to-date facilities, night parties and sports programmes and quiet little bays and rocks for lovers of diving.   

Hvar Ritzy island and Old Town known for its jet-set appeal, high prices, rugged interior, seductively relaxing beaches, and easy escapes to nearby islets. Split Unofficial capital city and transit hub of the Dalmatian Coast, with a bustling urban vibe, people-filled seaside promenade, and lived-in warren of twisting lanes sprouting out of a massive Roman palace, plus the nearby town of Trogir. Kor?ula Low-key island and walled peninsular Old Town with a fjord-like backdrop, a lush islandscape, a fish-skeleton street plan, and quirky offbeat museums.

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