Ancient history meets contemporary style
You experience this city’s beauty before you even touch down on a city break to Dubrovnik. From the sky it appears rose gold with terracotta roofs and burnished domes glistening in the sunlight. Further away, a long peninsular juts out into the shimmering, turquoise Adriatic.
There are centuries of diverse history to explore here. Byzantine, Greek, Austrian and Yugoslavian rule have all left their mark. Some ancient buildings bear the signs of more recent tragedy, peppered with shrapnel holes. It’s busy in summer, its charming vigour apparent in its stylish, unhurried population, who mix happily with tourists. Stroll with them along the magnificent Stradun, a 300m-long thoroughfare of gleaming, polished stone. On a Dubrovnik tour you can walk along the imposing city walls for panoramic views across the ochre rooftops. Then seek shelter fromthe midday sun in the cool cloisters of the Franciscan Monastery.
Dubrovnik holidays offer far more than cultural experiences too. Try swimming in the clears water of the Adriatic or exploring Dubrovnik's many tiny islands by sea kayak or private boat. Lokrum's pretty inland cove is the perfect place to stop off for a cooling dip. And we love the food too. There’s no better end to a day of sightseeing than sunset cocktails and traditional Dalmatian dishes at stylish Nautika. See if you can get a seat outside right on the harbourside.