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
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.
Croata, Pred dvorom 2, www.croata.hr.
Did you know that the Croatians created the necktie, called a kravata? At Croata you will find a vast collection of unique ties and scarves made using the finest silks. They also have a museum to introduce you to the local heritage.
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.
If you think Marco Polo was born in Italy, you're mistaken. Kor?ula is claimed to be the actual birthplace of the renowned traveler. The Cathedral of St. Mark, as well as museums and galleries can all be visited in the Old City. Evening performances by traditional folk dancers with swords, called Moreka, should not be missed.