15 August 2017, 11:12 AM
Travel to Dubrovnik in Croatia and enjoy the beautiful beaches in an ancient Slavic town.
The Beaches of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has been a hot destination for travelers seeking alternative beach holidays from the often-crowded Greek islands and South of France. Croatia has risen sharply in popularity in recent years and now is ranked the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world! Lazy days of beach relaxation along the coastline, refreshing swims in the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea in Turquoise waters, and views of the stunning Old Harbor in the distance makes for a relaxing Summer vacation.
As the sun is setting and the warmth breeze gently flows across the balcony restaurants, you can peer into the transparent waters around the coastline admiring the large rugged rocks that dot the harbor around Dubrovnik. The skyline of the terracotta roofs adorn the ancient stone buildings; some date back centuries to a time when modern day Croatia was part of the Austria–Hungary Empire. Visit the Old Harbor in Dubrovnik and look out over the turrets which connect the fortress walls built to stave off invaders. Game of Throne fans will also enjoy scene spotting in Croatia and to help our Travel Editor's have overviewed amazing things to do in Croatia.
The Iconic rooftops and clocktower of Dubrovnik
Walking through the streets of Dubrovnik, you will the 100 foot bell tower that was built originally in 1444 and then again in 1992 after an earthquake. Look closely and you will see two human figures which strike the bell on the house. The clocktower stands by the House of the Gothic styled Main Guard. Dubrovnik has classical limestone walkways along the narrow streets in the old town where cars are not permitted to drive. The town has a serenity that is travelers to Croatia remember for years following their visit.
Walk the Old City of Dubrovnik
Walking the 1.5 mile perimeter walls around Dubrovnik is a wonderful way to the city. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, there are tunnels between the turrets and streets that acted as secret escape exits. Having been attacked by Venetians and threatened by Turks during the rule of Constantinople, the walls of Dubrovnik have guarded this seaside town constantly against imminent invasion. Visit the St. John Fortress and the Maritime Museum to learn more about the exciting history of Dubrovnik.