The Pearl of the Adriatic
Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination located in southern Croatia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. This is a beautiful city known for its Old Town encircled with stone walls that date back to the 16th Century.
Rich in history, there's a wealth of interesting sites to explore such as The Cathedral of the Assumption, Sponza Palace and the State Archives plus the city gate (Pile Gate) which was built in 1537.
There's also a good selection of markets, shops, bars and restaurants plus a healthy selection of nightlife opportunities if you like to make the most of your evenings in this beautiful destination. Dubrovnik also has a few beaches - the two most famous and popular being Banje beach near Ploce Gate and Copacabana beach on the Lapad peninsula.
Flights from London to Dubrovnik Airport take approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
Currency: Croatian Kuna
Dubrovnik has a hot Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry hot summers. July is generally the hottest month with temperatures reaching 22 Celsuius on average. The summer months are the best time to visit, but perhaps travel in September and October if you're not a lover of very hot weather.
Take the cable car just north of the city walls which takes you to Mt Srd in under four minutes and enjoy fabulous views over the terracotta-tiled rooftops and over the outlying islands.
An absolute must for any visitor to Dubrovnik is a walk along the ancient city walls. The views are absolutely magnificent. Top tip - it can get very busy so an early start is recommended.
Island of Lokrum
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take the short ferry ride to the pretty island of Lokrum. With shady pine trees, a monastery, walking trials and plenty of swimming opportunities, it's a beautiful place to spend a restful day.