Cheap flights to Dubrovnik
Described by poets as the ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’ and ‘heaven on earth,’ Dubrovnik really is a picture postcard of a city. This vibrant fortress town that extends down into glittering turquoise waters of the Adriatic has lots of surprises up its sleeve.
And as any Dubrovnik travel guide will tell you, it is perfect for tourists looking for a summer getaway or a city break retreat. Why is this we hear you ask? Well, it could have something to do with the perfect summer temperatures, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, historic buildings, or the wealth of activities for all.~
Viewed from above, the distinctive stone ramparts towering over the beautifully preserved Old Town is an impressive sight. A rich mix of businesses have found a home in their shadows, including clandestine bars bolted onto cliffs, street-food-style seafood vendors hidden in its mighty walls and even a prison-turned-fashion boutique. Chip away at the stone exterior and you might just find the perfect spot to rock out in Dubrovnik.
The Summer Festival is one of the most important events in Dubrovnik. Don't miss out on seeing performances by Lindjo, a group that performs local dances from this region, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, as well as a number of plays set in ancient stone buildings, along with countless other events. 10 July - 25 August, www.dubrovnik-festival.hr
Kra, Zamanjina 2, tel. 020 32 10 49, www.kras.hr. Open 08:00 - 20:00.
During your visit, make sure to pick up a product made by one of Croatia's most favourite brands- Kra. Established in 1911, they produce delicious Dorina chocolates, wafers, tea biscuits, Ki-Ki fruit toffees and Bananko, chocolate-coated bananas. As well, don't forget to try their most famous chocolate Bajadera, fine nougat chocolate combined with almonds.
If you're looking for something different to purchase on your trip, try Borovo's creative and unique footwear (Obala Stjepana Radi?a 7, 020 4320 78.). They offer an array of shoes in all sorts of colours and styles, such as tennis shoes with colorful designs, including checkered red-and-white patterns.
Kriek, Bokovi?eva 2, tel. (+385-20) 32 20 27, www.zlatarna-krizek.hr. Open 09:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.
Established in 1935, Zlatarna Kriek has been creating beautiful pieces of jewellery for decades. It's the perfect place if you're looking for some traditional Croatian jewellery, such as the kolarin, which is unique to this region, or a set of gorgeous hoop earrings from the konavle area.
What is this small island so famous for? For taking the longest to get to, since it takes over four hours to get there. But, it's well worth the trip. Until 1989, it was a military base, so much of the island is left to explore. This undiscovered land is a great spot for a relaxing trip away from the world.
Cavtat is a charming small town south of Dubrovnik and features beautiful architecture and a charming promenade to stroll along while looking out at the crystal blue water. In the center of the city, on top of a hill, is located a cemetery and mausoleum designed by the famous sculpture Ivan Metrovi?.
For the ultimate adrenaline spiking experience don't miss out on visiting the Cadmos Village adventure park. Located in Konavle, they have four zip-lines, a giant swing, as well as a terrane for paintball. They also have a restaurant offering local tradition food, such as meat and potatoes baked under a bell. Cadmos Village - Adventure Park, Komaji Vignje 3, ?ilipi, 091 112 92 00, www.cadmosvillage.com
The Elafiti Islands - Kolo?ep, Lopud and ipan
These fairytale islands are a must-see during your visit. Take a swim in the clear blue waters, sip a coffee at one of the many cafes, or savour a tasty meal. Don't miss out on visiting Sudjuradj, a quaint seaport on Sipan, or Sunj, a sandy beach on Lopud, for a small taste of paradise.