Snapshot: Dubrovnik and around, Croatia

written by Lottie Gross
updated 7/27/2021
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Huddled at the base of a rugged mountainside, the elegant city of Dubrovnik

is Croatia's irresistibly beautiful star attraction. Lapped by the glittering Adriatic Sea, its sturdy walls encircle white marble streets and Baroque churches; off the coast lie wooded islands with extensive, rocky beaches and crystal-clear seas. Taken from the Rough Guides Snapshot , these are our favourite things to do in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area:

Walk Dubrovnik’s city walls: a well trodden walkway

follows the full circuit of the battlements providing the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the city’s medieval and Baroque splendours.

Discover the Dominican monastery: in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, this monastery

’s quiet cloister harbours a small but stunning collection of Renaissance art.

Take the boat to Lokrum:this densely wooded islet

, a short boat ride from Dubrovnik, is the perfect place for a sunbathe or a stroll.

Panorama view of the old town Dubrovnik in Croatia © Melanie Sommer/Shutterstock

Scale Mount Srđ: climb the peak overlooking Dubrovnik

by cable car or on foot to enjoy fantastic views of the coast.

Experience Dubrovnik’s summer festival: this annual cultural shindig brings top class drama and music to the Old Town’s courtyards and fortresses.

Island Lopud, Dubrovnik, Croatia © canvaspix/Shutterstock

Explore Trsteno: these Renaissance gardens

, perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, provide an ideal excuse for an out of town excursion.

Take a trip to Mljet: this lush, forested island

has an easily strollable network of paths encircling its two saltwater lakes.

You can buy the Rough Guides Snapshot: Dubrovnik and around

Book hostels for your trip, and don't forget to purchase travel insurance

before you go.

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written by Lottie Gross
updated 7/27/2021
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