Culture, architecture, excellent dining, nightlife and shopping are the highlights of holiday in Dubrovnik. At the heart of the Croatian coastline, the medieval city of Dubrovnik is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and is like a step back in time. Take a walk around the 13th century ramparts that surround the Old Town, then enter the city through either the Pile or Ploce portals, leading to the main pedestrianised area, the restaurant and shop-lined Stradun. Luza Square is home to the Sponza Palace, St Blaise Church and the Bell Tower and also the venue for the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Relax with a cappucino in a pavement cafe or dine in an excellent choice of restaurants and then shop to your heart's content amongst the quaint shops, market stalls and boutiques that line the cobbled streets. For the best views of the city, take a ride on the cable car from downtown to the hilltop at Mount Srdj. When the sunsets, Dubrovnik has a bustling nightlife with bars and clubs open to the early hours. There are hotels within walking distance of the Old Town or why not chose a quiet place to stay along the coastline. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit the nearby pretty resort of Cavtat, or take a boat to the island of Korcula to discover secluded beaches and Korcula Old Town. Holidays in Dubrovnik have been a firm favourite with british holidaymakers for years, why not see what you're missing and visit Dubrovnik this year.
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Dubrovnik. Catch some rays on the main Banje Beach located by the Old Town it has a cafe and restaurant and is adjacent to the fashionable East West Beach Club. Take a walk around the walls of the Old Town. Catch a shuttle boat from the port to idlyllic Lokrum Island or enjoy a cruise along the Croatian coastline. Try your hand at watersports, with sea kayaking a favourite or enjoy the landbased pursuits of mountainbiking, horseriding, hiking and climbing. Discover Dubrovnik's historical past at the Visia Dubrovnik 5D Teatrum attraction with the help of holograms, lasers and videos. The siege of the 1990's is sensitively captured on film at the War Photo Limited gallery. Don't miss the Old Pharmacy Museum and the Franciscan Monastery in the Old Town.
Dubrovnik comes to life in the evening when the sun goes down. Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants of the Old Town and then choose from a good selection of bars, lounges and nightspots, perfect to dance to the early hours. Escape the crowds and relax on one of the rooftop terraces with a quiet drink with a view!
The streets of Dubrovik and it's Old Town are lined with lots of cafes and restaurants. Freshly caught fish and seafood feature on many menus, with pasta and rissotto popular choices too. You can also enjoy international cuisine including French fusion, Italian and Mexican. Locally made wines make a perfect accompaniement to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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