Dubrovnik is known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’, and it’s easy to see why many consider this beautiful Croatian city to be a precious gem. Its 13th-century main street literally sparkles, while inside Dubronik’s famous towering walls are a treasure trove of historic buildings.
Despite suffering heavy damage during the Yugoslav siege of the early 1990’s, Dubrovnik has been restored to its former glory and the magnificent stone ramparts that encircle the city are in turn surrounded by a wonderful landscape of delightful beaches and verdant islands. Walk the iconic walls or take the cable car up to Mount Srđ for spectacular views. Wander along the gleaming Placa thoroughfare and take in the Gothic architectural splendour of the Sponza Palace and remarkable medieval monasteries. Browse at bustling street markets or unique boutiques, then gaze at the marbled blues of the sea over a meal of Croatian-style risotto washed down with chilled local rosé wine.