Visitors looking to get away to Dubrovnik, one of Croatia’s prime touristic gems will find few better places to put up than in Pile holiday homes. Pile is a small locality within walking distance of the Dubrovnik city centre which means holidaymakers will not have to travel far to get the most out of their excursion. They will have the city’s captivating monuments and picturesque beaches within easy reach and they also won’t have to do much legwork to find great places to sit, eat and chat. HomeAway offers Dubrovnik tourists a variety of excellent holiday apartments in Pile that are close to the sea and command incredible panoramas. Those travelling as a family are sure to find holiday rentals that will accommodate their children and there are even those that are pet-friendly. Air-conditioning and Internet access are provided in the majority of these holiday homes.
-City walls: Upon entering Dubrovnik it’s hard to miss the ancient city walls that used to protect it but now provide a wonderful elevated promenade from which to view it. Walking along these walls, tourists will be able to see the city from above as well as enjoy postcard-ready seascapes. Those on a guided tour of the walls will also get to learn a lot about Dubrovnik’s history in the process.
-Historic buildings: There are a number of ancient buildings that dot Dubrovnik and most of them won’t be more than a few minutes’ walk from the holiday homes in Pile. The Pile Gate is an entry point into Dubrovnik’s old town but is also a majestic monument in its own right. Though it is usually crowded with curious visitors, patient holidaymakers will get to learn a lot about Dubrovnik’s past when they finally enter.
-Museums: Among the places of interest in this corner of the Dalmatian Mainland are a number of museums containing oodles of artwork and interesting artefacts. The Museum of Modern Art might confound those who aren’t art freaks but even they will be intrigued and provoked by the works on display. To be further prodded emotionally, holidaymakers should pay a visit to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence where they’ll browse through heart-rending images of the war.
-Beaches: One cannot talk of Dubrovnik without giving mention to the beautiful pebble beaches it has. One of the more popular of these is Banje which visitors residing in Pile holiday apartments and villas will be able to reach in under 15 minutes. Though it can also tend to get crowded in summer, there are few better spots from which to enjoy the sunshine and gaze at the clear waters of the Adriatic.
-Water sports: Dubrovnik’s beaches, apart from being excellent for sunbathing, also provide the more adventurous with a perfect venue for a variety of water sports. The clear waters are highly conducive for those who fancy scuba diving or snorkelling as they’ll be able to spot sea urchins and other sea creatures with ease. Boat rides to nearby islands are also offered as are kayaks for those wishing to try sea kayaking.
The weather in this locale can be described as Mediterranean as it is warm for most of the year. From May to October, temperature averages in Pile remain above 20°C, allowing those who prefer a secluded holiday to visit in months other than the usual summer months and still enjoy plenty of sunshine. But those who can only get away between June and August will get the hot season at its peak when average highs are between 25 and 29°C and rainfall is virtually unheard of. Winters are mild here with the 12°C average of January being as cold as it gets.
Getting to Pile is rather straightforward for visitors from most major European cities. They only need to book a flight to Dubrovnik Airport aboard either a mainstream airline or low-cost carrier or charter a flight there. On arriving at the airport they can hail a taxi from the rank to drive them over the 9 miles into Pile or catch a bus which will leave them at the main bus station in Dubrovnik city centre which is only 2 or so km from Pile.