Dubrovnik Quick Guide
Welcome to the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is full of Old World Charm and History, so make sure your camera battery is full before heading out Plan at least a full day and night here to really get the full effect (although 2-3 would be better to relax a bit more and do some excursions).
Start your morning by walking the defensive Walls of Old Town, built between the 7th and 17th centuries, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 (get there early to avoid crowds and heat in Summertime). This massive fortification system is considered one of the best from the Middle Ages, as they were never breached by an attacking army.
Next stroll along “Stradun”, the main walking street that is lined with shops and restaurants. Stop here for coffee and a snack and enjoy the amazing people watching. Also, not to be missed is the view from the top of Srd Hill with incredible views of the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea that stretch up to 60km (37mi) on a clear day! You can hike up (~1hr, very strenuous) and down (~30min, easier) OR you can take the Dubrovnik Cable Car. When you’ve soaked in enough of the view you can visit the Museum of Dubrovnik in the Homeland War, to learn about how the devastating Yugoslavian War greatly affected the Dubrovnik region. Have lunch at Panorama Restaurant and Bar (reservations needed at Peak Times) and head back down!
After your busy morning, it’s time to relax! Go to Banje Beach directly adjacent to Old Town. This hotspot offers crystal clear waters and views of old town. Stay for a few hours and enjoy afternoon cocktails and DJ tunes at the Beach and Lounge Bar. Head back to Old Town to enjoy locally sourced seafood and wine ON TOP of the walls at Restaurant 360 (start with oysters from the Bay of Ston which have been cultivated there since Roman times).
Don’t forget to end your evening with a stroll back through Old Town to see the shiny glow of the limestone walkways under the street lights and hear the live music fill the air most evenings in Summer.