“Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik”, so wrote George Bernard Shaw, smitten by the beauty of the city whose untouched, 1940 m long defensive walls – today under the protection of UNESCO – girdle in a city which carries the appellation of the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Dubrovnik, the center of the southernmost region of Dalmatia and its most famous representative, is also the star on the front pages of many prestigious world magazines, as well as being at the very top of the scale of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Year on year it is proving itself as a source of inspiration for artists, a venue favored by members of royal families and the jet setters of the world. It belongs to them, but no more than it belongs to all those who came but once. It is quite simple really, one encounter is enough for those fine threads between you and this glorious city to be spun to last…
Sitting at the southernmost part of Croatia, harbouring centuries of heritage created by the noble skills of the finest builders and artists, Dubrovnik basks in a warm Mediterranean climate with groves of lemon,orange and tangerine trees, sumptuous palms and agaves, adorned by Renaissance parks and the flowering gardens of medieval stone palaces and unobtrusive monasteries.
A town of monuments or museums under UNESCO patronage.
Starting from the 1940 m long walls with bulwarks, the Stradun, Orlando’s pillar, the gothic renaissance palace of Sponza and the celebrated Rector’s Palace as well as the famous church and monastery, Dubrovnik has, without a doubt, a special place in Croatia’s cultural heritage. Once a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, there is also the nearby Pelješac peninsula with the 5.5 km long walls of the stone town of Ston. Growing up on the remains of a Greek colony, the island of Korčula with streets that have a fish bone pattern is a true urban gem and asides from the traditional knight’s game called “Moreška”, is most famous today for being the birth place of Marko Polo.
In the furthest south, there is the island of Mljet with a Benedictine monastery built in the 12th century that was constructed on an island in the middle of the great lake.
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik is on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from 2009.
The city of Dubrovnik is situated in the very south of the Republic of Croatia. It occupies an area of 364.05 square kilometers, extending from the Duboka Ljuta gorge in the east, near the village of Plat, to Imotica in the west. The city of Dubrovnik is surrounded by a group of islands known as the Elaphite archipelago.
The population of 55,638 is distributed over the area at 35 locations with 17,480 households, and with an average density of 152 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Croatian is the official language spoken in Dubrovnik. English and other international languages are fluently spoken.
The geographical position of the area is typical of a Mediterranean climate with mild and damp winters, and hot dry summers with quite low air humidity (approx. 2,600 sunny hours).
The average air temperature is 17°C and the summer sea temperature is approx 21°C. A maximum variation of 4°C is very beneficial for overall general health. There are many sunny days during the winter months.
There is a wealth of contrast with the many bays, beaches, steep cliffs and densely wooded islands.
There is a rich variety of flora: cypress, pine, olive groves, vineyards, and lemon and orange plantations – together with aromatic herbs and flowers, plus exotic plants, such as palm trees, agave and cactus, which create a unique atmosphere. Nature lovers can discover a true Mediterranean landscape. Sailors will enjoy the many marinas and crystal blue sea.
Dubrovnik Airport lies about 20 kilometres from Dubrovnik.
Upon arrival, bus transport to Dubrovnik is organised for each regular flight. Departures include bus transport from the bus terminal one and a half hours before the flights of Croatia Airlines and Austrian Airlines. For all other regular flights the bus from the bus terminal leaves 2 hours before the flight.
A taxi service is available all day. The price of the drive from the Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik is between 200 and 235 kunas, depending on the part of the city where the hotel is located.
The basic Croatian currency unit is the Kuna. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange. All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale.
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Foreign tourists do not pay for medical services if a Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country of origin.
Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available from newspaper stands and post offices.
A tax refund is available to foreign citizens for purchased goods exceeding 500 Kuna.
European time zone.
A passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreements.
Tap water is drinkable in all parts of Croatia
Smoking and non-smoking areas.
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