Dubrovnik is the oldest city of Croatia and is the most significant Mediterranean Sea power in terms of trade and commerce since 13th century. It is located on the south corner of the country in the Dalmatian archipelago of the Adriatic Sea.
The city has always been popular among travelers and is one of the elite tourist destinations in the Europe. The whole credit for Dubrovnik being an elite city goes to its rich cultural and historical heritage. The Croatian city is a great maritime power of the Mediterranean since long and has been inviting merchants and traders from all over Europe. One of its major cities named Polace has the largest harbor, where most of the trade is conducted and has given a boost to travel and tourism industry.
Due to its beautiful sandy beaches, small islets surrounding the city and Romanian architectural sites Dubrovnik is called as “the pearl of Adriatic”. All historical sites and architectural pieces project the brilliance of the past masters, which opens ones eyes in amazement. Dubrovnik has maintained its romance with the gothic and Romanian remains of monasteries, baroque churches and beautiful palaces since ages.
Home of art and architecture
Not only the tourists and travelers, but even poets have been wandering through the beautifully serene alleys of the city. And this is the cause for the progress and expansion of the Croatian language, literature, art and sculpture. George Bernard Shaw, the famous playwright and poet quoted in one of his notable work that Dubrovnik is a paradise on earth.
The city is located at the extreme south corner of the Croatia. You can get there by air only. There are daily flights available for the route London-Dubrovnik-London with British airways. There are also weekly flights available from Edinburgh to Dubrovnik especially during summers.
You can also take bus from Zagreb Split or Trieste (Italy) to Dubrovnik which is a 12 hour long journey. And, if you are interested in enjoying the sea breeze, then there are ferries available from Bari (Italy). Jadrolinija ferry that leaves from Rijeka and stops at beautiful Croatian islands Hvar, Korcula, Split and Zadar and this is the longest journey of 17 hours.
Highly comfortable accommodation facilities
Once you are in the city, you need not worry about the accommodation, since the old city of Croatia has many hotels starting right from the cheap accommodations to high class 5 star hotels. You can lodge in one of the hotels that suit your budget and if you are interested in making your vacation more enjoyable and relaxing, you can even get rental homes near to harbor. This beautiful City inhabits some of the best restaurants of the Croatia and the food available in small inns has a flavor and aroma typical to Dubrovnik.
Having fun and adventure in the old city
Apart from the rich historical and cultural heritage of the ancient past of the Dubrovnik, the city is also renowned for its wild and adventurous camping and boating excursions. You can involve yourself in various activities including kayaks, sight seeing, boating, sea-diving, water sports, and visit to beautiful island which are not so far from the city via ferries.
Major attractions of the city
If you are going for summer vacations to Dubrovnik, you will get an additional benefit of attending Dubrovnik Summer Festival, music and theatre festival. The major attractions of the city include some of the most beautiful architectural pieces.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Church of Saint Blaise
The city has much to offer. Visit the place and enjoy with the options that fir best to your vacation idea.