Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

 Dubrovnix inside the walls

Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world is located on the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Having existed since the 7th century, Dubrovnik lies along the coast of the Adriatic sea with beautiful beaches and old ancient walls. A unique feature is the short period of sun that lasts at most 8 hours yet the weather is warm and breezy. It is a perfect holiday destination with plenty of tourists especially from across Europe. Most residents speak Croatian and English fluently and are happy to teach visitors a word or two in Croatian. A three hour flight from London will get you to this destination which is always active with plenty of engagements for a holiday makers. International tourists taking a flight to this city land at Dubrovnik international airport located approximately 12 miles from the city centre. Buses and taxis are readily available to all neighborhoods from dawn till late night.

From its history, the city is surrounded by well preserved medieval walls used as a shield during the war. The walls are now historic sites and a walk around them gives visitors a clear view of the city’s interior and coastline. Being a city on the Mediterranean coast, there is plenty of luxury- self- catering- villas -and -apartments most of which are close enough to the busy old town yet quiet and peaceful. These villas provide excellent self catering services which allows for a personalized holiday experience without spending a fortune.

Cavtat-villas are very popular because of their privacy for families and a good variety in the number of bedrooms. They are very convenient and resourceful for large group of people taking a holiday together. The facilities vary from well equipped kitchens, swimming pools, car rental services and tour guides.

                                                    Night view of Dubrovnix

In Dubrovnik, there is plenty to see and do. There are old museums and buildings in Old town, with a range of churches and renaissance palaces. Shops and restaurants line up in almost every corner with traditional and international cuisine.

In the city there is a cable car service that moves over the city walls as high as 405 metres above. This provides a good overview of the beaches, the buildings, the sea and even the distant Elafiti Islands at the horizon.

The Franciscan monastery and museum has a variety of relics, paintings, books and sculptures. The most commonly visited places are: Rector’s palace, Sponza palace, and Dominican palace, pile gate, site archives, the Onofrio archives, the Cathedral of assumption treasury, Minceta tower and the old town. With the sea close by, cruises are a common activity that can be organized by local tourist offices.

                                          Croatian Holiday Resort of Cavtat

Meals along the Dalmatian coast are majorly influenced by the Italian culture. Most restaurants offer seafood dishes caught off shore. Look for sea bass, grouper, scorpion fish, pilchards, mackerel, squid and sea bream. Fish is usually grilled with local olive oil, garlic and lemon.

Meat isn’t forgotten either. Thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham are often on the appetizer list. Lamb is popular either boiled or baked. Dalmatian pasticada is a meat Dubrovnik’s’ most famous dessert is Crème caramel pudding, known as Dubrovački Rozata, and can be found in most good restaurants. With over 60 restaurants, one is spoilt for choice in cuisine which also includes French, Mexican, Chinese and Croatian.

It is overall a good location for a tropical weather holiday rental location for to enjoy with family friends and even colleagues. You may get a chance to catch the famous Game of thrones cast shooting on sight as you go about your vacation activities.

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