Dubrovnik, is one of the world’s most enchanting walled cities in the Mediterranean. The city is now a Unesco world heritage site and Croatia’s most up-market destination. The main draw is the charming pedestrian-only old town, packed with aristocratic palazzi and elegant Baroque churches, contained within sturdy medieval fortifications. Add to this the beaches, pristine sea, exquisite eateries serving top-notch seafood, and your holiday is made.
Dubrovnik, is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. It is also known as the city where they filmed Game of Thrones, an attraction on its own. Take a long walk in the medieval walls, offering you ever-changing views out to sea and over the old town. Make a stop at Rector’s Palace and the Cultural History Museum, and then marvel an enchanting view from the modern Cable car.
Best Time to visit
Best time to visit Dubrovnik is May to June or September to October, when the weather is warm, hotels offer moderate prices and you can enjoy the Adriatic without overwhelming crowds. During peak season, July to August, Dubrovnik is over-run by tourists and hotel prices rocket, so book well in advance, if you want to catch a deal. Low season, November to April, can be lovely, though most facilities are closed and the weather is less reliable.
Budget Hotel Areas
If you are travelling on a budget, stay away from city centre. The quiet residential suburb of Lapad sits just northwest of Old Town centre, offering a variety of cheap accommodation and amenities, and it is nearby the beach, but it may require bus to get to the Old Town. If you are looking to stay in the heart of the Old Town, you may find descent prices, provided you book early and avoid high season.
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