if you’re visiting this Croatian gem anytime soon, we want you to make the most of your time in this medieval city centre. You’ll be lured in by the charm of the ancient city, the grand walls and striking architecture. It’s the ultimate escape – whether you’re looking for sun-trapped beaches, history or feastful foodie adventures.
Known for its distinctive town and home to the legendary HBO TV series Game of Thrones, it’s safe to say a day here is more than memorable. You’ll be wandering your way through a UNESCO World Heritage Site – what a treat! With so much to explore and so much history to uncover, it’s so important that you experience the best of what Dubrovnik has to offer. And to that, here’s our ultimate guide to your day in this Adriatic treasure. From the perfect bite to eat to a day full of action-packed fun, see what you should be getting up to on your day in Dubrovnik…
Many of us travel all around the world for one simple reason – the food! There’s no better way to get to know a city’s culture than sampling some of their most favoured tasty dishes. And in Dubrovnik, that means lapping up mouthfuls of delicious lobster, goulash and the unique flavour of white truffles.
Stewing, grilling, and roasting is what Croatia does best – you’ll be lured in by the scent of spices lingering in the air. The coastal region is filled with experts cooking dishes originating from Greek and Roman decent. Head along the coast for the finest fish or stay inland for a taste of continental Croatia.
This old-fashioned but seriously romantic restaurant specialises in Dalmatian seafood, and believe us, you’ll be running back for more. Sip on a refreshing glass of your favourite wine as you’re seated on the first-floor leafy terrace, and indulge in anything from fresh oysters to shrimps in garlic, white wine and parsley. Dating back to 1886, it’s safe to say this classy restaurant draws plenty of attention – US film director Francis Ford Coppola and Serbian tennis player Novak Dokovic are just some of the famed guests who have chosen to dine here.
When it comes to prime location and food with a view, there’s nowhere better than Nautika. Providing panorama views unlike any other, we couldn’t think of a more perfect spot to eat if you’re wanting to soak up the beautiful scenery with a loved-one. It’s known for combining tradition, top quality and creativity to provide you with some of the most amazing cuisine found in the Med. All their ingredients are sourced through local suppliers, giving you a real taste of Dubrovnik. From the catch of the day to juicy steaks and tempting vegetarian dishes, this rustic restaurant is one for the bucket-list.
Sample some marvellous Mediterranean cuisine in Lacroma Restaurant, from your favourite pasta dishes to thin-crust, homemade pizzas. Sit and soak up the sun while you wait for your food to be served – this is the perfect place for a laid-back meal and five-star service, not to mention a fantastic atmosphere. Feel the sea breeze as you sit outside on the porch, admiring your surroundings whilst indulging in the fine creations of chef Boris Skoric and his superb team. And with the perfect wine pairing menu, you’ll want to return to this excellent eatery as soon as possible!
Fun, sun and amazing activities…
Walk the city walls
The best way to see the highlights of this ancient city has to be on foot, and a guided tour is usually best to get a real insight to Dubrovnik’s history. You’ll hear all sorts of intriguing tales as well as stopping by some fascinating landmarks, including Onofrio’s fountain – a drinking fountain which connects to a 7.5 mile aqueduct. The Franciscan Monastery will lure you in with its charm and old-world art. The city bell tower is simply fascinating, and you’ll witness the beauty of the Barboque Sanctuary that was re-built after a devastating earthquake.
Game of Thrones tour
King’s Landing, the capital of the seven kingdoms, is calling your name. TV buffs – rejoice! Find out everything you need to know about the sets, actors and backstage action of one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed television series of today. You’ll find out all the hidden secrets from the show and even have the chance to sit on the iron throne! Discuss fun theories, and re-enact your favourite scenes with actual props and professional guidance. You’ll tour the Red Keep, Docks of King’s Landing, Littlefinger’s Brothel, Sept Baelor, the Farmers’ Market, Spice King’s Palace and you can even do the legendary Walk of Shame!
Snorkel the glittering Adriatic
After your exciting historic tours, take a walk on the wild side and head on a wet and wild adventure. Spend your time snorkeling below the surface of the Adriatic sea, winding your way through coral reefs and discovering hidden gems of the mysterious Croatian shore. Hop on a smaller boat and give kayaking a go – you’ll see the city in a whole new light. Sail past Dubrovnik’s imposing medieval walls and learn about the history of the city, all whist lying on the Pearl of the Adriatic. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you could always spend the day soaking up the sun on the beach!
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