Dubrovnik is one of the most popular visited croatian cities for sightseeing in Croatia. With its historical buildings it is a fascinating place to explore and so are the surrounding towns and villages. Dubrovnik, with its long history, has a variety of historical buildings to visit, such as the impressive Baroque Cathedral where excavation has revealed works dating back to the 7th century.
Another highlight has to be the Rectors Palace from the renaissance period; the interior is now a fascinating museum. In the town's main street you will find the tall decorative clock tower where the streets are lined with cafes and shops. Nearby you can also visit the charming St. Blaise Church. There are so many attractions you will need more than a week to explore them all, from Churches to Monasteries and fascinating Museums and Palaces. You will find the best way to see all the sights in Dubrovnik is by walking, this way you can truly explore this unique historical city.
The old town of Dubrovnik has some amazing designer boutiques and there are some fantastic shopping opportunities for designer goods, from shoes to handbags and clothing. There is no shortage of shops, it truly is shopping heaven. Traditional wines and crafts are found in many local shops and if you have time to venture into the markets you will be able to purchase some of the finest hand embroidered linen. From health shops to girly shops, handcrafted items to leather and jewellery, you will not be short of gifts and souvenirs to buy.
There are as many restaurants as there are shops in Dubrovnik: you will find a wide range of restaurants serving fine cuisine to fast food, Dubrovnik style. Sea food is quite popular and oysters are served in most places. Croatia has a broad pallet and the food can be a little heavy, like traditional dishes of pork and potato stew, spit roast lamb and suckling pig which are eaten in all the regions of Croatia and taste quite delicious. Most of the cuisine has been influenced over recent years by Greek, French and Italian foods.
There is no shortage of barbeque dishes and mixed grills are readily available, as is the typical English breakfast with fried eggs, ham and a spicy sausage. Wine is traditionally served with meals and Croatia has over 700 varieties made across the regions.
There are plenty of bars in the old town that are open until late into the night and a few vibrant nightclubs dotted around in Dubrovnik and the surrounding towns. You will find a few casinos, but be sure not to miss the famous Dubrovnik festival that lasts for a month from July, filled with 1st class cultural entertainment.
Banje beach is located well, near to the town, and the cobble stone beach is very popular with locals and tourists. Lockrum beach can be reached by a short ride by taxi boat, but again this is a cobble stone beach; both beaches are ideal for water sports like sailing, surfing and diving and rowing is very popular activity.
Croatia is one of the leading countries in Europe for tourism. People come from all over the world to visit this beautiful country because it is one of the rare ones where you can find everything you could ever wish for. Many people fall in love with it and even decide to buy real estate in Croatia to come back even more often. Traveling to Croatia is a must and a decision you would definitely not regret.