Pearl of Adriatic

   If you’re to trust the words of a writer George Bernard Shaw, who said: »Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik,« then you need to visit this postcard pretty Mediterranean town. Dubrovnik is famous for its spectacular seafront location on the Dalmatian coast and for its historic old city center. This UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts many visitors. If you want to avoid crowded cobbled streets, I suggest you plan your visit before the summer heat. Nevertheless, do not expect empty streets even in the spring. Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century and has been ruled through the centuries by the Venetians and the Hungarians, each have left their mark.


Dubrovnik is a fantastic place to visit— a walled, orange-roofed old city perched above the Adriatic with islands in the background. Highlights of a visit include walking around its picturesque old streets and alleys, broad Stradun pedestrian walkway, and its many fine old palaces and fortifications. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones as I am, you will recognize scenes of King’s Landing. There are many souvenirs on the theme of the popular TV show and also guided tours that takes you to places where they filmed GOT. In Dubrovnik you can go back in time, while you walk the circular 2k tour of the ancient city walls. From the top enjoy the view over the old town and the shimmering Adriatic. City walls are with 17 towers, 5 bastions, two corner fortifications and the St. John Fortress are Dubrovnik’s main attraction.

Due to the popularity, accommodations tend to be expensive. I recommend staying in the southern-most town in Croatia in a pretty Cavtat. It can be reached by a boat trip from the city harbor in Dubrovnik or by bus. From Cavtat we drove with a car further south entering captivating Montenegro. There we stopped in Budva and Kotor. Due to heavy rain we couldn’t have explore this beautiful country as we hoped to.

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