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Where do u want to go in your upcoming vacation? You would feel a little perplexed to answer that as we all are very choosy about where we are about to spend our precious leisure. We want to go to such a place, which has great historical importance or abundant scenic beauty. You usually can’t expect both aspects in one place. But if you want, Dubrovnik should be the top in your list.
Famously known as The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik is a city in Croatia. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Dubrovnik is adorned with famous Christian monasteries, Renaissance and Baroque churches, palaces, and fountains. The city of Dubrovnik is in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. There is a 72-hectare wooded island of Lokrum in the bay of Dubrovnik.
10 Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik:
This place is a heaven on earth, as famous Irish dramatist GB Shaw quotes, “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik“.
1. Walk the city walls
The first thing to do in Dubrovnik is to walk the city wall. You would always be suggested the same by anyone who has already visited Dubrovnik, as it is surely among the famous walls in history. If you see Lannisters in the King’s Landing of “Game of Thrones” walking through the wall, you will notice they get to see the rough red roofs of the old town on one side and the blue sea at the other.
One thing to remember, don’t be late, go as soon as the gate is opened in the early hour to avoid over-crowded touristy the walls of Dubrovnik is almost 2 km (1.24 mi) long around the city. The walls run from 13.2 to 19.8 feet thick on the landward side but are getting thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were built to protect the city.
2. Swim off the city walls
While walking along the city walls, some people swimming off the city walls in the blue sea may catch your attention. Some people may not be interested to get them wet, but we suggest you do join the party.
Pool ladders at certain interval may draw your interest to ride on and climb on and out of the seawater. Cannonball off one of the larger monolithic rocks that jut out. But if you are not brave enough, then you may cancel it from your list.
3. Have a drink at a cliff bar
If you get tired walking in the city wall, you can have a drink in the two small bars perched on the cliffs outside city walls at the end of the days. Remember these bars are literally orifice in the wall, so be careful to watch otherwise you may miss the entrance. Many tourists have done this mistake as they go for the first time in Dubrovnik. Check your purse before having something, as the price is too expensive.
4. Visit a beach
As I mentioned there have some world-class beaches in Dubrovnik. So going to relax is a must thing to do in Dubrovnik. Go to Banje beach east of the Ploče Gate, as it is the easiest Dubrovnik beach to get to. Crystal clear water floating on the white sand will give you heavenly pleasure.
We suggest you bring a towel and hang out or you may for a lounger or umbrella on the club side. If you are a naturist, you may go to nude beaches such as Lokrum Beach, Cava Beach or Plat. In fact, Dubrovnik offers some of the best beaches in Croatia to visit.
5. Take a Cable Car up Mount Srđ
If you be the lover of Photography you may snap the iconic poster of the old town from the top of Mount Srđ. It is 412 meters high. The top of the mountain is adorned with “Fort Imperial”, built-in 1806-1816 during the Napoleonic Wars. You may pay for the trip on a cable car or hike up the mountain on foot. To watch the beauty of sunset go before dusk.
6. See a show
Do not miss to catch a performance of Folklore Lindo in case you visit before summer, as it is an interesting thing here in Dubrovnik. Traditional dances and songs are performed in a theater near Banje beach. Every penny you spent on the entry will be worthy.
Founded in 1964 to promote traditional dances and songs of Croatia. Lindo first started performing in 1965, a year after. Nowadays it is a brand name of tourism in the city of Dubrovnik.
7. Go on a boat tour
To get a quick swing out of Dubrovnik, riding on a boat for a trip is a wise decision. You can go to nearby Lokrum or Elaphiti Island. You can easily find some of the best Islands of Croatia near Dubrovnik. Having a party in a pirate ship or watching fish on a glass-bottomed boat will give you ecstatic pleasure.
8. Kayak around Lokrum Island
If you are one of the most adventurous persons, who is not happy enough just sitting on a boat, take a sea kayak tour. Many tourists did a kayak tour around island Lokrum. The long Eight km loop passes on the nudist beaches, be sure to avert your eyes if that disturbs you. You may stop at a cave and have your lunch before paddling back.
9. Get out of the city
I guess you can find more of Dubrovnik-as-a-base thing, but it makes a great jumping-off point for several day trips. Your destination could be Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula for some wine tasting, you may go to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina to watch young men jump off the old bridge into the Neretva River, or if you like rafting, you can go to Montenegro. These are some of the best day trips from Dubrovnik.
10. Go wine tasting
There grows one of the finest grapes in the Pelješac peninsula. As a result, you can have some wonderful Croatian wine in Dubrovnik. So wine tasting should be on your list to the interesting things to do in Dubrovnik. There are a number of bars in the Old Town offer tasting options. You can even stop right at the vineyards on your way to or from Korčula. Please try the Dingač. You will never forget.
Being one of the ten best-preserved medieval wall cities, the city of Dubrovnik is the perfect place for a vacation destination in Europe. It is also of great use for TV Shows and Movies Shooting. Those of you are a fan of HBO’s famous TV series Game of Thrones, may be alluded to visit this place, when you come to learn that some important scenes depicted in the serial are shotted here. The annual summer festival runs for 45 days with huge concerts, games, plays.