With so many sights and sounds it is sometimes hard to see the wood for the trees in Dubrovnik. So to help you navigate around we have compiled our “top five” choices.
Korčula - A true gem of the Adriatic Sea the island of Korčula is a must visit. A delightful walled city, stunning beaches, rolling countryside and a wealth of traditions...not to mention great wines, Korčula is truly magnificent. Lopud - A favourite summer destination for Dubrovnik citizens, Lopud is part of the Elaphite archipelago and is home to arguably the best beach in the region, Šunj. Easy to reach with a short ferry ride from the port. Lokrum - The garden of the Old City of Dubrovnik, fifteen minutes from the city and you are in paradise, green heaven. Take a blanket, picnic, water and a good book find your olive tree and unwind in the shade. Mljet - Home of one of the most breathtaking national parks in the world, god was having a good day when he created Mljet. Spend a long weekend on the island and you’ll feel five years younger. Šipan - The largest of the Elaphite islands and an unspoilt beauty. Nothing much has changed here for the last few centuries and that’s the charm of the island.
Spend the time
Enjoy the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra – Dubrovnik’s orchestra was formed over a hundred years ago. The orchestra plays regularly in the Rector’s Palace in the heart of the Old City. Discover the glorious wines – on the doorstep of Dubrovnik there are two famous wine growing regions, Peljesac and Konavle. Take a wine trip and treat your palate. Dive into seafood – Dubrovnik’s national dish is fish and seafood, with the crystal clear Adriatic on the doorstep it isn’t a surprise. Climb up to Lovrijenac – the fortress that stands alone outside the city walls is very popular at the moment after starring in Game of Thrones...the views over the city are magnificent. Dive, dive, dive – slide beneath the surface of the Adriatic and discover a new world. The sea is renowned for being one of the cleanest in the world and is a mecca for divers from all over the world.
Find a memento
Lavender - The Queen of fragrances, Lavender, has a long tradition in Croatia. Its pastel purple blossom is a part of the Dalmatian landscape. Today dried lavender in small canvas bags is sold as an authentic souvenir. Olive oil - Olive oil is the most used fruit juice drained from a plant. The Mediterranean people have considered olive oil as sacred for thousands years. Some souvenir shops will sell homemade olive oil from the villages around Dubrovnik and this although normally darker in color has a stronger and clearer taste. Cravat - Handmade silk ties are among the best-known Croatian souvenirs. At the beginning, the cravat (tie) was a kerchief worn by Croatian soldiers in the 17th century. In the 18th century, in the form of a broad white scarf, it became part of the traditional male national costume. Fine wines - Croatian wines certainly belong to some of the best wines in the world. Croatia boasts more than 300 geographically-defined wine regions which produce 67 percent white, 32 percent red and the remaining 1 percent rose wines. Embroidery from Konavle - The embroidery from Konavle, so - called "Poprsnica", is a basic decorative textile element of female national costume. It is made in technique of the counting of the threads of the basic fabric tissue.