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Dazzling Dubrovnik Holidays
Treat yourself to a stay in the Pearl of the Adriatic with Dubrovnik holidays, a shimmering jewel along Croatia’s coast. Increasingly popular but still a gem of a find for those who visit, this colourful coastline skims beside the azure waters of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, travelling past hidden sandy coves, lush forests and bustling seaside resort towns. Whether you want a laid-back stay spent basking in the sunshine, or you wish to delve into the coast’s alluring historical and cultural hotspots, this vibrant region offers everything you could ask for.
Things to do in Dubrovnik
One of the main things to do in Dubrovnik is of course the walled city itself. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers an abundance of sights and cultural experiences. Spend your days getting lost within the city’s ancient walls, wandering past archaic churches, palaces and monuments. You’ll find a plethora of cosy bars and restaurants to sample some fine Croatian cuisine, while the bustling market places and independent shops are great places to while away the day. Adriatic Sea sponges, scented soaps and silk ties are all made locally here, so make sure you pick some up!
Famed for its beaches, the region’s pale shores gleam beneath the sunlight and offer the perfect sandy spot for an afternoon of relaxation. Tread the pebbles of the hidden coves in Cavtat, escape beneath the city walls on Banje Beach, or head for the lively sands of popular beaches such as Lapad Bay. The coast also offers an array of water sports and activities, which range from canoeing and kayaking, to sailing and surfing. If you’d prefer to make a real splash, diving and snorkelling offer some memorable sights of the colourful underwater world along this stunning Riviera.
Retreat to the Beach
If you want your Dubrovnik holidays to be complimented by sea views and beach visits, then look no further than the coast’s collection of sea front hotels. Reserve a stay here and you can wake up to glorious views across the sea, welcoming in each day with a morning stroll along the sandy shore. Cavtat is a particularly good option, as its cobble stoned town centre sits nestled in between two brilliantly blue bays.
Culture fans will find plenty to keep them enthralled in Dubrovnik city, which was shot to fame as the iconic backdrop for the hugely popular Game of Thrones TV series. Steeped in fascinating history and home to no fewer than 17 majestic churches, it’s a fantastically central place to base yourself. The Walled Old Town of Korcula is equally as intriguing but has a much more laid-back vibe than popular Dubrovnik, making it a great place to skip the crowds.
Often missed by most, Plat is ideally situated near the historic old towns, but is the place to soak up a slice of tranquillity. Boasting a gorgeous stretch of coastline, lush pine tree forests and a plethora of charming hotels, Plat showcases the best of the Dubrovnik Riviera.
Slice of summer
Whether you’re looking for culture, relaxation or action on your Dubrovnik holidays, you will find plenty of options along the shoreline. Visit the city centre and walk along the historic walls; expect breathtaking views of the gorgeous landscape and plenty of places to catch a snap shot of old town life. Venture inland to discover the leafy streets of peaceful towns such as Gruda or burn some energy trying all manner of water sports along the shoreline. There are also some renowned hiking trails to enjoy in this region, so head for the hills to discover some of the most stunning viewpoints.
Once the sun settles across the coast you can enjoy warm summer nights in local restaurants sampling fresh seafood and authentic regional cuisine or stay in town for some lively nights on the dance floor. Visit between July and mid-August and you can enjoy evenings of culture courtesy of the Dubrovnik Summer Games, which sees the area’s churches, palaces and galleries come to life with classic concerts, theatre and exhibitions. Holidays to Dubrovnik are a wonderful combination of nightlife and culture.
The Dubrovnik Riviera is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, which sees the area bask in sunshine for over 250 days each year. The summer season enjoys temperatures as high as 26C, whilst the winter offers a milder climate of around 10C.
Top resorts in Dubrovnik Riviera
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Prices last checked at 7:00 PM January 19, 2021