Destination guide

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Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations for travellers from all over the world. Its historic walls and iconic red-tile roofs across the city's tightly packed buildings have become a symbol of Croatian beauty and excellence. While the city gained prominence recently for being a filming location for 'Game of Thrones', its importance dates back centuries. You'll find historical sites all over town, from the harbour to Main Street. Of course, travellers more interested in modern attractions can still find extensive shopping and dining opportunities. Croatia luxury villas are prevalent throughout the city, but more affordable options are available as well.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Dubrovnik

A journey through Dubrovnik's rich past and awesome historical sights usually starts with a walk around the 1.2-mile length of the medieval walls. As you climb from keep to tower to keep, you'll spy out the people-filled souvenir shops of Stradun – the Old Town's main street – below. And talking of below, that area of weathered piazzas and churches is laden with excellent museums. There's the Rector's Palace Cultural History Museum and its vaulted rooms with relics from the Ragusan Republic. Or, admire the Gothic and Renaissance facade of the Sponza Palace, now home to the Dubrovnik city archives.


What to do near Dubrovnik holiday homes

Dubrovnik holiday rentals by the beach are plentiful. As the Lapad Peninsula juts out from the marble-clad Old Town, it gives way to pebble coves where you can swim in the shadow of the city's centuries-old citadel. In the other direction is sandy Banje, home to the transparent Adriatic sea and locals playing traditional beach football, Picigin. Kayaking and yachting are all on the menu for those who want to get a glimpse of the town from the water, while views from above can be had by hopping on the Dubrovnik Cable Car up to Mount Srd.


Local weather during your stay in Dubrovnik holiday homes

Because Dubrovnik fuses the subtropical and the Mediterranean, its climate is a little more unsettled than other Croatian cities up north. Summers can get humid and muggy with the mercury sometimes even crashing over 35 degrees in the day. There can also be occasional thunderstorms rocking the Dinaric mountains and the Adriatic in the warm months between June and August. Still, that remains the most popular time to holiday, while spring – in April and May – and autumn – in September – are good times to seek Dubrovnik holiday rentals if you're eager to dodge the crowds.

Natural features

Dubrovnik's outstanding beauty

With the low peak of Mount Srd claiming the horizon to the east, Dubrovnik is hemmed into a small area between the hills and the cliffs and coves along the southern Adriatic Sea. It's a truly handsome place, what with the Lapad Peninsula jutting out into the waters with its pebbly coves and pine-clad hills just a stone's throw from the Old Town. Go north and you'll come to the Rijeka Dubrovacka – a wide fjord that intersects the gentle slopes of Croatian hills. Hop on a ferry and you can get to Lokrum Island, to stroll wooded paths and encounter wild birds in the forests.

How to get there

Transport to and around Dubrovnik

Fly into Dubrovnik (DBV), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Dubrovnik holiday homes

Kids will love the array of family-friendly attractions in Dubrovnik. Holiday rentals are available near fun places like the Maritime Museum, a nautical museum with ship and sea relics and exhibits on the history of seafaring, and Etnografic Museum Rupe, a cosy museum with exhibits depicting farming and cultural traditions. Kids will also like the Dubrovnik Aquarium, a fortress aquarium with exhibits and specimens of Adriatic sea life.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is filled with romantic locations to enjoy on a couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Dubrovnik Cathedral, a grand baroque church with a triptych by Titian and works from Italian masters, and Dubrovnik Cable Car, a scenic hillside cable car with Old City views and a restaurant. You'll also enjoy Large Onofrio’s Fountain, a circular springwater fountain with ornate, carved-stone masks.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dubrovnik?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,008 holiday lettings around Dubrovnik. From 390 villas to 2,285 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Dubrovnik?

If you're a sucker for ocean views and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 1,191 beachside rental properties to check out. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 687 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 499 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 270 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Dubrovnik?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort of your own apartment. HomeAway has 2,475 for you to choose from here. If you make your booking soon, you could be spending as little as £29 per night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Bed & breakfast: 538 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Studio: 473 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £33 per night.
  • Villa: 389 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £61 per night.

Can I stay in Dubrovnik in a large group?

There's nothing better than catching up with old friends or spending a few weeks with your loved ones in a terrific new area. What's best, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole squad. At the moment, apartment holiday rentals are the latest thing for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 304 available on our database. Properties in the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 1,159 rental properties just right for that size. Book a night for as little as £29.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 guests? We have 1,038 that will serve you well. Prices begin at just £32 per night.
  • Looking for places for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 524 that'll be perfect. You can secure one from just £112 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your besties to Dubrovnik.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Dubrovnik?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Reunite with those who truly matter and plan an affordable holiday with HomeAway. Babin Kuk is a good area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 619 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £115 per night. You'll find another 596 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Kono. The average price here is £135 per night.