Dubrovnik always makes the list of “must see” places and for good reasons. This is a world-class destination with everything set out in enchanted fairytale style: curved alleyways paved in marble that wind alongside medieval buildings…. scented little shops tucked away in back streets under high shuttered-windows….. towers and terra cotta rooftops… textures and tones…. colours in harmony…. a meander and a dance.
The city is encircled by massive stone walls and once you are inside, you are driven to search and to seek, to walk, scale, hike, climb and engage with it. Although you're not really sure what it is you are looking for, you sense that it may just be a feeling, something fleeting that takes you on a journey back in time to the truly powerful city-state of Ragusa, the only rival to Venice.
Be sure to browse for handcrafted items in the small shops… purchase a bag of candied lemon rind and sit in the main thoroughfare, sipping honey wine and doing a spot of people watching while the clock on the tower above continues its forward march.
Walk upon the walls of Dubrovnik and take a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Srdj, stopping to taste the view and the coffee at a cafe that overlooks the city and the calm of the Adriatic that frames it so well.
If you have an appetite for anything that’s local and seafood, we recommend the local-style of fish restaurant which is located alongside the tiny harbour to the south of the city and overlooks the island of Lokrum.
One trip to Dubrovnik won’t be enough, I know… but there’s need to see it in different seasons, so tempt yourself with the thought of returning in the autumn.
One of the two popular city for boarding clients or disembarkation. Luxury yachts chartering in Croatia base in Dubrovnik, also very popular port for overnight.