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.~
Don't miss out on the Park Orsula Music Festival, on 15 June till 5 September. Set high on a cliff 200m above the sea, Park Orsula offers a magnificent natural setting for enjoying live music, with stunning views of Dubrovnik's historic Old Town and the island of Lokrum. parkorsula.du-hr.net
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.
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.
Known as the "Green Island", Mljet is Croatia's eighth-largest island. Situated at the western end of the island, the national park, with its picturesque walking trails, has been protected since 1960. The rocky coastline is 131km long and located sporadically among the island are charming villages. croatia.hr