A series of pristine fortifications towering over the cobalt-blue Adriatic, Dubrovnik Old Town is one of Croatia’s most popular attractions – and it’s easy to see why. The handsome maritime city of Dubrovnik is home to Baroque architecture and Gothic palaces, and paved limestone promenades where you’ll find world-class fish restaurants and wine bars nestled in cobblestone alleyways. But its distinctive Old Town, encircled by giant stone walls built mainly in the 15th and 16th centuries, is unquestionably the jewel in its crown.
Dubrovnik Old Town holidays should start at the city walls, entered by Pile Gate – walking the walls is a great way to get your bearings. Inside, there are masses of historic buildings: look out for Fort Lovrijenac, now famous as The Red Keep in King’s Landing in ‘Game of Thrones’. If you’re keen to get active, you can kayak around the walls. Or why not take in a different view of the Old Town’s red-roofed buildings from the cable car? Holidays to Dubrovnik Old Town are astonishing from every angle.
Walk the walls
Sip a sundowner
Admire the monastery