Dubrovnik is a truly unique city, located on the Dalmatian Mainland, the centre of which has been named on the UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its long history and rich culture. Dubrovnik, the southernmost city of Croatia is a delightful city, filled to bursting point with attractions, and surrounded by some of the best walking country, fishing grounds and diving sights in the whole of Croatia, making holidays to Dubrovnik both varied and world class.
The city centre was completed in the 13th Century and little has changed since then. Walking through the old centre is a wonderful way to spend a few hours, surrounded by the fearsome ramparts which stand strong to this day. No holiday to Dubrovnik accommodation would be complete without having a drink in one of the pavement cafes on the Stradun promenade and seeing the land marks of the Dubrovnik skyline for yourself. The Onofrio Fountain, Franciscan Monastery and Orlando Column are probably the most popular sites to visit on a Dubrovnik city break, but there are a huge number of fascinating places and impressive sights to see, details of which can be found in the free Dubrovnik guides available in the Dubrovnik tourism office.
There are two excellent festivals which mark the perfect times to take a self catering Dubrovnik apartment or villa. During the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, accommodation in Dubrovnik is hugely sought after, as the streets erupt with music, theatre and dance. At the beginning of October, the Dubrovnik International Film Festival draws visitors from around the world.
Surrounding Dubrovnik is the stretch of coastline known as the Dubrovnik Riviera. The majority of beaches which rate the highest in beach guides to Dubrovnik are within easy walking distance of accommodation in Dubrovnik city centre, and unlike many city beaches, these are wonderfully clean and lined with cafes, bars and tennis courts, providing a real beach holiday atmosphere. The beaches of Banje, Lapad Bay and Copacabana Beach are the most popular, and from these you can rent canoes, windsurfing equipment and boats. There is every type of beach available from a self catering Dubrovnik apartment. Sand (Banje), pebble (Dance), naturist (Cava), quiet (Penatur) and tourist (Buza) beaches can all be found within a short walk of the city centre.
The people of Dubrovnik have a real affinity with the sea, and as a result, there are many options for getting onto the water, investigating the islands of the Dubrovnik Riviera. Sightseeing trips, fishing trips and scuba diving excursions are hugely popular in the area, concentrating on a range of wreck dives, reef dives and cave dives.
The many Dalmatian Islands off the Dubrovnik coast are delightful places to explore on a day trip from a self catering Dubrovnik villa or apartment. The islands of Mljet, Elaphite and Lokrum are very easily reached from accommodation in Dubrovnik, and whist you leave the beautiful architecture of Dubrovnik city, you will undoubtedly be taken by the natural beauty of the islands.
Summer is a great time to be in Dubrovnik, as temperatures average 25˚C from June until late September, and the sea temperatures are a delightful 21˚C.
The location of Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) just 17km outside the capital makes reaching holiday rental accommodation in Dubrovnik easy from the UK. Flybe and ThomsonFly both provide cheap flights to Dubrovnik, which only take a few hours.