Dubrovnik – So much to do… and forever to do it!

 

Dubrovnik_things_5The phrase ‘something for everyone’ is over used and often under delivers… though this is not the case for Dubrovnik, in fact it massively exceeded our expectations and we are sure that like us you will yearn to return!

From the 6th century this city has been developing and growing within the natural beauty of the Adriatic coastline.. Join a local guide though the narrow streets and explore the cities turbulent history both long past and in more recent times.. Discover where quarantine, adoption and the world’s first pharmacy began, the city that Napoleon took that the Venetians couldn’t and the Austrians handed back..

Drink in the views over the rooftops of this beautiful city as you walk its still complete medieval walls. Take in the panorama from the top of the cable car, the coast, the islands and the clear blue waters.. Visit Fort Imperial built by Napoleon though now exhibiting the more recent turbulent times of this remarkable city..

Dubrovnik_Things_1And talking of turbulent times this is of course the scene of some of the more gruesome events at Kings Landing – yes this is the home of Game of Thrones! Every fan of the series will feel at home here walking the living set that HBO kindly left behind for the people of Dubrovnik!!

Twenty minutes out of town the Arboretum at Trsteno is a tranquil oasis 500 years in the growing since it became the summer residence of the Gučetić-Gozze family.. until Game of Thrones took control! Further along the coast you will find Ston which has a more than striking feature that the Chinese and Hadrian would be jealous of – you could say we were A-STON-ished when we saw it!

From the city you can take a boat down the coast or to the islands – sample fish from sea to dish within hours, go snorkelling in the unbelievably clear waters, take a kayak tour of the coastline and explore this beautiful Adriatic sea.. or just sit in a secluded cove and be happy!

Dubrovnik_things_4Visiting the Island of Korcula – birthplace to Marco Polo (allegedly) – you will leave behind the mainland and in 30 minutes be walking the streets of this walled town with its tucked away konoba’s (taverns), and promenade of restoran (restaurants) drinking in the views as well as the pivo (beer!)..

Travelling south of the city by sea you can be in the tucked away coastal village of Mllini and Cavtat in less than 40minutes sitting on the palm lines promenades with a plate of catch of the day and a chilled posip (go for it!)…

Explore the Elaphite Islands KoloCep, Sipan and Lopud by boat. Take a dip in the crystal clear seas, stroll in the shade of Mediterranean vegetation, explore quaint hamlets or simply indulge your taste buds with local cuisine, the choice is yours.

Dubrovnik_things_8For those with a little more time to explore take time to travel further afield and discover the hidden but not lost jewel of the region of Dubrovnik the village of Konavle, a beautiful Dalmatian nature sight..

And why not take the opportunity to visit the nearby Montenegro? If Dubrovnik is the “pearl of the Adriatic”, Montenegro is the hidden pearl of the Mediterranean. With a population of a little under 700,000, this tiny Mediterranean country is a rare jewel.

Mostar – Where East Meets West a city of contrasts, colours, culture and cuisine. It is divided not only by the Neretva river that flows through it, but also by religion and culture that differ from one Neretva bank to the other. Mostar, situated in the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a memorable place to visit, and where “east meets west”

 

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