City Guide Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visiting Dubrovnik

Strongly regarded by many as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik is one of the Eastern Europe’s hidden gems and strongly contends for the title of the most beautiful city in the Mediterranean, and if not is definitely an heir. Since the dust has settled from the war which brought the city into turmoil for a full year over a decade ago, this medieval city is quickly regaining its popularity among travellers.

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Dubrovnik City Reviews

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    Best City Ever!

    I just don't know how to say it other than this city is one of the coolest places you could ever hope to see and experience. It's fun every single night of the week and when you're walking around the amazing old town you constantly feel like you're in a film set (which most of old town has been used as for Game of Thrones and various other projects). There are 1000's of cool little bars, eateries and other fun things to do all day and all night. GO THERE NOW!

    Insider Tip:Do a kayaking tour they're awesome! You get to see some really cool stuff and enjoy the ocean!

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    Magical old town

    The old town is so beautiful Culture club revelin is a really great night out Kayaking at sunset was amazing Walking along the old town walls was beautiful

    Insider Tip:With a student card you can walk around the walls of the old town for about £3 rather than £10. I recommend always ask for student discount in croatia - you will be surprised! Follow the back wall of the old town and find a hole in the wall where you can go through to a bar and jump off the rocks into the sea

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    Old City is amazing

    The old city of Dubrovnik is amazing. The small streets, as well as Stradun and all of the churches / monasteries are great. There are a lot of cafes but it is really expensive. 30 kunas for a beer... The best experience is the city walls where you can see spectacular views of the city, sea, some islands and yachts. However, this comes with a price, too - 100 kunas.

    Insider Tip:In summer, the city is full of tourists despite the extremely hot weather.

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    Great city

    Beautiful and old city, you dont have sandy beaches but the colour and the temperature of the sea is amazing!

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    Awesome seaside town

    Pretty town (you've seen the pictures), all in all a nice place, food wasn't super though. There's a cable car up the nearby hill, but we preferred the midday hike, its a nice tough walk in the middle of summer. Chilling out on a rock watching the sunset with cold bees and a couple of mates was special.

    Insider Tip:The beaches are rocky so good for snorkeling around, go a little further out of old town for less people

Croatia: Itinerary

In the ten years since the war has ended in Croatia, this Eastern European state really has become an entirely new country. In Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Dalmatian Coast, some scars are still evident. These are mainly on the pedestrianised roads in the city’s fortressed old town where mini-potholes remind you when walking around of the troubles which occurred here between 1991 and 1992, and also the new tiles which adorn many of the roofs which were destroyed during the war. But any other evidence is scarce. Instead, when travelling around this nation you are greeted by locals who go out of their way to make you feel welcome, a host of cheap yet flavoursome restaurants but best of all, some of the most amazing scenery you will see anywhere in the world.

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