Why Dubrovnik is a must go destination
Dubrovnik is the jewel of the Adriatic coast. This medieval walled city, with its palazzi and baroque churches, is entirely traffic free and surrounded by gorgeous beaches. If you're looking for chic hotels, adventure sports and great bars and restaurants, then you'll love this Croatian gem.
When to go
In the summer, prices can be high and the beaches are packed, but the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is well worth a visit. If you're looking for cheap holidays to Dubrovnik, then spring and autumn can be lovely. The weather is still beautiful, the sea warm and there are no crowds.
Must see sights in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the fortifications are without a doubt the best in the world, so don't miss the tour of the city walls. Make sure you stock up with water before you go as the water sellers charge premium prices. For incredible views over the city, don't miss the cable car to Srd, then enjoy a seafood platter at the Panorama restaurant.
If you're a fan of 'Game of Thrones', you won't want to miss the beautiful island of Lokrum. Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, this is your chance to sit on the Iron Throne. There's also a nudist beach where you can sunbathe topless or you can stay on the mainland and visit one of the tourist beaches with sun loungers for hire. Bikinis are accepted, but you will need to cover up before you head into town.
Fresh from the sea
If you love seafood, you'll be spoiled for choice on your Dubrovnik holiday. Restaurant 360 and Pantarul both offer a modern spin on European cuisine, while Nautika specialises in seafood and has two beautiful terraces overlooking the sea. Nishta is the smart choice for vegetarians and vegans.
For nightlife, head to Bard or Buzz bar for some great craft beers. If you prefer wine, then enjoy a glass of the best Croatia has to offer at D'Vino.
What to know before you go
The Croatian currency is the Kuna, but shop around as exchange rates vary widely. Mentioning the war is a no-no, but if you want an insight into modern history, visit the extraordinary War Photo Ltd gallery.
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