In southern Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea and at the foot of the Srd mountain, the Dubrovnik peninsula (formerly Ragusa) shelters the ancient city sheltered by gigantic 16th century stone ramparts, a world heritage site rich in preserved historical monuments, from the Baroque Saint-Blaise church to the Renaissance palace Sponza, including the Rector's Palace, in Gothic style, which houses the History Museum. Dubrovnik's commercial heart beats along the pedestrian street Stradum, which offers shops, terraces and restaurants. Since the end of the Second World War, the site has become a renowned seaside destination with an alternation of coves and beaches, including the mythical Banje beach, to enjoy the water sports. On the program: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, diving... Due to tourism, the site has a large number of restaurants and hotels in different comfort ranges. To get higher, walk on the ramparts which offer you a view of the sea and the mountain and allow you to spot the city's monuments. Dubrovnik's must-see attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Aquarium of the Biological Institute, the Ethnographic Museum, the Cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. You can also schedule a visit to the Trsteno arboretum, 20 km from Dubrovnik. Players will enjoy the sumptuous Golden Sun Casino and series fans will be sure to think of Game of Thrones, which has Dubrovnik as its main setting.

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When to go to Dubrovnik?

The high tourist season in Dubrovnik is undoubtedly summer, July and August. The sun shines, the sea is warm and the famous Dubrovnik Summer Festival (theatre, music and folklore festival), which takes place from July 10 to August 25, animates the city. The nightlife is lively. A beautiful effervescence that also deserves a stay: the Dubrovnik Carnival in February. During this period, St. Blaise (February 3), the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik, is also celebrated. But a very pleasant climate from the beginning of April to the end of September and a few more sunny days in October allow stays for more than half the year. November is the least suitable month for a stay. It is during this period that everything is closed. The low tourist season runs from November to the end of March. With temperatures between 7 and 15°C from December to March, winter remains pleasant. Please note that the price of accommodation doubles in July and August compared to the rest of the year.

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As with all highly tourist destinations, Dubrovnik is offered by a large number of travel professionals. The turnkey weekend package for the inter-seasons and the all-inclusive seaside package for the summer. You can also choose from the catalogue of specialised sports trips for sailing, diving, etc...

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You can easily reach Dubrovnik by car, plane or bus from major European cities, by ferry from Italy, but not by train. The city is not served by the rail network. If you plan to stay in the summer, it is better to book your accommodation in advance. If your objective is not to have your feet in the water, you can find charming accommodation in the old town.

The best way to get around and enjoy Dubrovnik's many attractions is on foot. You can also take advantage of the modern and air-conditioned Libertas bus network. You buy bus tickets from the driver, from newsstands, bus stations, hotel reception and tourist agencies. The ticket is valid for one hour from the time of check-in for an unlimited number of trips in the city.

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When to travel?

The high tourist season in Dubrovnik is undoubtedly summer, July and August. The sun shines, the sea is warm and the...
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Weather forecast

The Dubrovnik region is marked by a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and some storms, mild the rest of the year...
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Budget

Even if Croatia is in the European Union, the euro is not in progress. The local currency is the kuna: HRK or kn. In...
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Formalities

For a tourist stay of less than three months for European Union nationals, an identity card or passport is sufficient...
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Health

No specific risk if you stay in Dubrovnik. However, when escaping into the countryside, you should be careful of tick...
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How to travel by yourself?

You can easily reach Dubrovnik by car, plane or bus from major European cities, by ferry from Italy, but not by train...
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How to get organized?

As with all highly tourist destinations, Dubrovnik is offered by a large number of travel professionals. The turnkey...
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Getting around

The best way to get around and enjoy Dubrovnik's many attractions is on foot. You can also take advantage of the mode...
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