DUBROVNIK - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Dubrovnik

Described as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik will not fail to impress with great City walls rising out of the brilliant Adriatic against a backdrop of steep mountainsides. Within the walls of the old town are some fine architecture and lively streets crammed with shops, cafes and restaurants. Walk the City walls to enjoy the beautiful roofscape of the old town and the seascape beyond. Visit the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries and stroll down the cobbled streets and alleyways or relax in the cafes. During the summer months the Dubrovnik festival hosts concerts on most nights providing music of all types.


Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island
Castle wall
Castle wall
Beach near Dubrovnik
Beach near Dubrovnik
Stadun, Dubrovnik
Stadun, Dubrovnik

Gruz

Gruz is the port area of Dubrovnik where the cruise ships dock and where mega-yachts tie up at the quayside around this large and sheltered natural harbour. The gentle banks of Gruz harbour was where the Dubrovnik noblemen chose to build their fine summer palaces to escape the heat and bustle of the ancient city. Many of these stunning Rennaisance buildings are still standing and some have been renovated as luxury hotels or spectacular private houses. Today Gruz is a shopping and commercial centre for Dubrovnik as well as a living museum of Rennaisance architecture.


Eating Out

Dubrovnik offers everything from sophisticated restaurants in spectacular waterside locations to simple bistros in alleyways and side streets of the old town. The choice is endless. We can provide you with our recommendations


Beaches

In Dubrovnik there are popular beaches all around the Lapad Peninsula. From the old town harbour ferries go regularly to the small island of Lokrum just a few minutes away, where Dubrovnik people traditionally like to go for a swim. A short distance down the coast there are sandy and shingle beaches at Kupari and Mlini.


Islands

The nearby islands of Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep are easily reached by ferry from Dubrovnik. Much quieter but still historically interesting. Lopud has one of the best sandy beaches in the region which can be reached by walking across the narrow neck of the island from the town of Lopud. The charming harbour front village of Suderad on Sipanhas a well preserved fortified palace from the 15th century.


Trsteno

About 10km from Dubrovnik is the famous landscaped garden and arboretum of Trsteno a Mediterranean garden with a fine array of trees and breathtaking views. The gardens were created by the nobleman Ivan Gucetic in the grounds of his summer villa built between 1494 and 1502.


Tresteno Arboretum
Tresteno Arboretum
Suderad harbour, Sipan
Suderad harbour, Sipan

Cavtat

This delightful town is set between two bays with restaurants and cafes around the harbour front which is a popular mooring place for yachtsmen. Narrow alleyways and stone staircases wind their way up the hillside from the waterfront between charming stone houses. There are plenty of excellent beaches close at hand. The town is just 10 minutes drive from Dubrovnik airport and no more than 15 minutes from Dubrovnik old town.


Cavtat aerial view
Cavtat aerial view
Cavtat harbour
Cavtat harbour
Cavtat rooftops
Cavtat rooftops
Cavtat
Cavtat
back streets and alleyways
back streets and alleyways
night scene
night scene
night time lights
night time lights
Local beaches
Local beaches
Cavtat beaches
Cavtat beaches

Ston and Mali Ston

The picturesque town of Ston with its small sister town of Mali Ston are picturesque fortified medieval towns standing either end of the narrow isthmus that joins the Peljesac peninsula to the mainland. Rich in history they are places of culinary excellence and several renowned seafood restaurants are there. Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia. Dubrovnik is within 40 minutes drive down the spectacular coast road.


Ston town and salt pans
Ston town and salt pans
Nearby Prapratno beach
Nearby Prapratno beach
Cafes in Ston
Cafes in Ston
Ston
Ston
Fishing boat at Broce
Fishing boat at Broce

The Dubrovnik Republic acquired control over Peljesac in 1333 and proceeded to construct massive fortifications in the form of a 5.5 kilometre wall spanning the isthmus and circling the towns of Ston and Mali Ston that stood on the coast at either end of the wall. The wall was built between 1336 and 1358 and is considered to be the longest defensive wall in Europe. Above Mali Ston and forming part of the town's fortification stands the impressive five-towered castle, Koruna. Mali Ston itself is laid out in terraces rising up the hillside and overlooking the sheltered harbour with its landmark circular Toljevac Tower built in 1478. Just across the isthmus lies Ston, laid out to a grid plan in the 14th century, the town is reminiscent of Dubrovnik and contains some fine public buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The ancient wall has been restored and is open to the public. The walk from Ston to Mali Ston provides wonderful views of the coastline and towns below. The saltpans at ston, still operating today are estimated to have generated two thirds of the Dubrovnik Republic's revenue in the 14th century. Nearby the small community of Broce, reached by a causeway running beside the Ston channel, was established in 1349 and has historic buildings and a delightful beach.


Mali Ston harbour
Mali Ston harbour
Mali Ston Beach
Mali Ston Beach
Mali Ston and castle
Mali Ston and castle

Eating out

Ston and Mali ston are places of culinary excellence. There are renowned seafood restaurants, notably Bota Sare (occupying and old salt warehouse) and Kapetanova Kuca (Captain's House), on the seafront of Mali Ston. The town is famous for its oysters harvested from the local oyster beds. You can sample the excellent local white wine, Posip, and two great reds: Dingac and Postup.


Beaches

There are beaches at Mali Ston and Broce and Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia.. The Peljesac peninsula contains some of the very best beaches that can be found on the Adriatic. A 30 minute drive up the peninsula will take you to the delightful village of Zuljana. The village houses front a small harbour and sandy beach which offers excellent swimming against a spectacular backdrop of woodland and mountains.


The Peljesac peninsula

The Peljesac peninsula, some 65km long is only 6km across at its widest point. It joins the main land at Ston and run parallel to the main Dalmatian coast. The peninsula is characterised by a rugged natural beauty. Mountains of over 900 metres height run down the spine of the peninsula and the coastline is indented with many natural bays and harbours. The principal town on the Peninsula is Orebic. The peninsula has some of the nicest beached in Croatia, both sand and shingle and many that are in quiet and picturesque bays. Trpanj is a pretty harbour town with a delightful beach, linked by ferry to the mainland at Ploce. Trstenik and Zuljana are amongst the prettiest beach front villages that you will find in Croatia.


The historic towns of Ston and Mali Ston, with their massive fortifications, have guarded the entrance to the Peninsula since the 14th century. Today they are also famed for their excellent restaurants and locally harvested oysters.


Local wines from the Peljesac peninsular are considered to be amongst Croatia's finest. Notable are the red wines. Dingac is most highly regarded but we would also recommend trying Postup and Plavac. There are several wineries located in the village of Potomje on the road running up the centre of the peninsular. It is possible to taste wine and buy directly from the wineries.


View to Trestenik
View to Trestenik
Peljesac Wines
Peljesac Wines
Zuljana Beach
Zuljana Beach

Our Villas in Dubrovnik


Villa Nikolina
Villa Nikolina Recently renovated baroque manor house with pool and gardens of 4.5 acres. 800m from coast and 5km from Dubrovnik.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Apartments
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Apartments One and two bedroom private apartments in the glorious Sun Gardens resort 10km from Dubrovnik. Spectacular location, beach access and sea views. Extensive resort facilities - pools, sports, restaurants and bars, outstanding wellness centre, gardens, shops, clubs.
Villa Paola
Villa Paola A recently restored 5 bedroom spacious villa with pool and garden. 30 metres from the beach and 3km from the centre of Dubrovnik old town.
Hotel Kazbek
Hotel Kazbek Luxury 13 room boutique hotel in a renaissance Dubrovnik villa on the waterfront of Gruz harbour. Swimming pool, shady courtyard, terraces overlooking harbour and pool. Restaurant and bar. Can be booked for exclusive use. Suitable for weddings and conference.
Villa Nesta
Villa Nesta Recently renovated, traditional Dalmatian stone house with pool and terraces, 6km from Dubrovnik and 1.5km from Dubrovnik Marina. Views of Dubrovnik Marina and the river estuary.
Villa Maestral
Villa Maestral Town villa with pool in a wonderful location in Dubrovnik, 1.5km from the old town centre. Air-conditioned.
Villa Antiqua
Villa Antiqua A 17th century nobleman's summer residence outside Dubrovnik, recently expertly restored and transformed into a happy family home. Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, garden and heated swimming pool, air conditioned, high speed internet. Beach and mooring 10 metres away. Meals cooked on request.
Villa Stradun
Villa Stradun A three storey original old Dubrovnik house with air conditioning, three bedrooms and three shower rooms. In the heart of the Old Town and 150m from a sandy beach. Prestige location. Car not necessary.
Villa Lamia
Villa Lamia A four bedroom, three bathroom air-conditioned modern villa with pool, garden and terraces. 300 metres from the beach.
Villa Issa
Villa Issa A luxury four bedroom, six bathroom air conditioned villa with spectacular views of Dubrovnik marina and only 10 minutes by car from the centre of Dubrovnik. Pool, garden with stream, lovely views of Dubrovnik marina. Internet. Pet friendly. Outdoor summer kitchen.
Villa Fresco
Villa Fresco A hard to come by, much sought after villa with a heated pool, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, walking distance from Old Town Dubrovnik. Superb outdoor facilities including veranda and barbecue area, Fully air-conditioned. Wireless internet.
Villa Dubrovnik View
Villa Dubrovnik View In a spectacular and exclusive location this air-conditioned summer villa with garden and pool has a direct frontage to the sea and is half a mile from Old Dubrovnik. Two bedrooms, one bathroom; WiFi. This villa has an unparalleled view of Dubrovnik Old Town, and great privacy.
Apartment Liberty 1
Apartment Liberty 1 Fabulous luxury three bedroom, two bathrooms air-conditioned apartment with a pool and magnificent view of Dubrovnik. Extra study with double sofa bed. Wireless internet. Walking distance to Old Town and the beach. Two private parking places.
Villa Francine
Villa Francine Two bedroom villa and separate one bed apartment in the same grounds in a sought after location with direct sea access and 10 minutes drive from Old Dubrovnik. Pool, Aircon, Internet. Parking. Sea views.
Apartment Libora One
Apartment Libora One The apartment is situated in the very heart of Dubrovnik Old Town and within 5-10 minutes walk from four different beaches. It is in a calm street, but just few seconds from all important attractions, events and night life.
Villa Joanna
Villa Joanna Six bedroom, three bathroom, partially air-conditioned villa with views over the sea and islands, garden and pool. Internet. Dubrovnik 5 minutes drive. Beach 70 metres.
Villa Fragola
Villa Fragola A luxurious old Dubrovnik stone villa with a garden and terrace with a gorgeous view of Dubrovnik and the sea. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, air conditioning. Pet friendly. Wireless internet. 4 minutes away from the beach.
Villa Kamino
Villa Kamino A new luxurious five bedroom, five bathroom villa 100m from the coastline. Pool, terrace and barbecue area. Fully air-conditioned. Only a 10 minute car journey to Dubrovnik Old Town. WiFi.
Apartment Dahlia
Apartment Dahlia A one bedroom, one bathroom, air-conditioned apartment in a great setting, just a 7-10 minute walk from the Old Town and the same distance to the beach. Free wireless internet.
Apartment Bella
Apartment Bella A luxury apartment in a brilliant location. Only two minutes walk from the Old Town and with beautiful beach and sea views. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Jacuzzi, air-conditioning and wireless internet.
Villa Nerissa
Villa Nerissa A luxurious four bedroom, four bathroom villa directly on the sea front with a private sunbathing platform built on the waters edge. Swimming pool, beautiful sea views, boat mooring, BBQ area and summer kitchen. Satellite TV, fully air-conditioned and free wireless internet.
Villa Yang
Villa Yang Two apartments rented together to form a five bedroom villa located in a rural location close to Dubrovnik; air-conditioned, swimming pool, outside bar and barbeque area. Fabulous countryside views and wireless internet.
Apartment Banjo
Apartment Banjo A spacious two bedroom, two bathroom, partially air-conditioned apartment with a balcony and a terrace in a select area of Dubrovnik. Wonderful sea views and views of the Old Town, only 10 min walk from a sandy beach. Close to all amenities. Wireless internet. Private parking.
Apartment Baretta
Apartment Baretta A two bedroom, one bathroom air-conditioned luxury apartment in a superb location just above the Old Town walls. Private swimming pool and terraces; excellent view of Old Town and the sea. WiFi, close to sandy beach and all amenities.
Apartment Liberty 2
Apartment Liberty 2 A beautifully presented three bedroom, two bathroom apartment in a select area of Dubrovnik, just above the Old Town. Stunning views of the entire eastern side of the city and Lokrum Island. Only a ten minute walk to the beach. Swimming pool, terrace, BBQ area, WiFi and full air-conditioning.
Villa Riviera
Villa Riviera A three bedroom, two bathroom air-conditioned semi-detached villa with infinity pool in a tranquil area 15 minutes drive outside of Dubrovnik. Fantastic view of Gruz Port and the surrounding area. Beautiful garden, satellite TV and WiFi.
Villa Bella Donna
Villa Bella Donna Villa Bella Donna is a modern, luxurious property on a secluded road within walking distance of the fascinating medieval city of Old Dubrovnik. Marvellous views of the city, the sea and islands. The villa is arranged into four suites. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Fully air-conditioned. Parking for six cars. Elevator to all floors. Alarm system. WiFi.
Villa Sheherezade
Villa Sheherezade Privacy, luxury and beauty are the words which best describe this unique villa situated in Dubrovnik's most exclusive location. An abundance of exquisite details add to the overall impression of taste and style. The gardens cascade down to the sea and pool. There are five deluxe en suite bedrooms. Private mooring. Direct access to the beach.
Villa Kaliope
Villa Kaliope A cute new two bedroom, two bathroom air-conditioned villa with a garden and pool, wireless internet, cot and parking. The villa is ten minutes drive from Dubrovnik. BBQ.
Quayside Villa
Quayside Villa A luxuriously appointed five bedroom, three bathroom old stone villa with pool in the harbour, five metres from the sea. Fully equipped study. WiFi. Sea views. Mature Mediterranean garden. BBQ. Outdoor Jacuzzi. Private 30 metre yacht mooring. Dinghy supplied for island exploring. Parking.
Dubrovnik Gate Apartment
Dubrovnik Gate Apartment A spacious fully air conditioned three bedroom, one bathroom apartment with WiFi, satellite TV and BBQ. The nearest beach is a four minute walk and the Old Town is a two minute walk.
Apartment Libora Three
Apartment Libora Three A newly refurbished, air-conditioned, one bedroom, one bathroom split-level apartment in the heart of Old Dubrovnik, close to all amenities and beaches.
Villa Libertas
Villa Libertas A much sought after luxury sea front villa with private beach, sunbathing platform and direct sea access as well as a fantastic terrace with an infinity pool The villa has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, full air conditioning, TV, WiFi and BBQ.
Villa Nautika
Villa Nautika A 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, air-conditioned 400 year old sea front cottage in a Dubrovnik suburb, close to shops and buses, large garden, BBQ, WiFi, 2 bicycles, sea 10 metres.
Villa Venetto
Villa Venetto A super luxury patrician Dubrovnik summer villa dating from 16th century, beautifully restored and furnished, Jacuzzi, gorgeous old garden, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate WC, summer kitchen, BBQ, WiFi, parking outside.
Villa Caesar
Villa Caesar A unique, super-luxury, air conditioned, four bedroom, three bathroom villa with garden and infinity pool, WiFi access, BBQ, garage for three cars. Fantastic sea views, 90 metres to the sea.
Villa Fortuna
Villa Fortuna A super-luxury five bedroom, six bathroom, 5-star villa in an elite part of Dubrovnik. Air-conditioning, WiFi, garden, pool, jacuzzi, BBQ, wine cellar, beach 150 metres.
Villa Cordessa
Villa Cordessa A stunning super luxury 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, villa situated in Dubrovnik's most exclusive location. Air-conditioning, WiFi, multiple terrace gardens, large private pool, fitness room, wet room, sauna, private boat mooring, large wine cellar and amazing coastal views.
Paulina Apartments
Paulina Apartments Situated in Lapad, on the edge of the city of Dubrovnik, Paulina Apartments is a complex of 18 apartments, offering accommodation for between 2-3 people and 6-8 people. All apartments have air-con, free WiFi, off street parking, magnificent views. 500m from beach.
Villa Denise
Villa Denise A 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom air conditioned beautifully restored old Dubrovnik style stone villa, garden and pool, BBQ, WiFi, gorgeous sea view, pets considered.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Hotel
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Hotel A 5 star resort hotel with swimming pools, beach, spa, restaurants, bars, cafes and sport facilities. This resort complex is finished to the highest standard; all your needs are catered for within the resort complex while the historic Dubrovnik centre is easily reached by shuttle bus or regular taxi boat service.
Spirit of Dubrovnik
Spirit of Dubrovnik A beautifully restored, luxury, 200 years old Dubrovnik villa, fully air-conditioned, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, media/conference room, garden, pool, sauna, WiFi, BBQ, chef's kitchen, daily maid, Old Town 700 metres, beach 300 metres
Villa Dubrovnik Harbour View
Villa Dubrovnik Harbour View Luxury villa with swimming pool and Jacuzzi, with air condition/heating, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden, terrace, BBQ, WiFi, parking, partial sea view, pet friendly.
Dubrovnik Apartment Paula
Dubrovnik Apartment Paula A luxury, newly refurbished, partially air-conditioned, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with balcony and views of Dubrovnik, under floor heating, WiFi, generous welcome pack, beach 800 metres, sea views.
Villa Casamar
Villa Casamar An ultra stylish luxury villa with spectacular sea front location in the exclusive enclave of Lozica just 10 minutes from Dubrovnik Old Town. Infinity pool, boat mooring, WiFi, private sea frontage.
Lokrum View apartment
Lokrum View apartment Dubrovnik apartment with unusually large terrace with perfect view of Lokrum island; everything you would want to do in Dubrovnik within a short walk.
Villa Amana
Villa Amana A luxury, seafront, air-conditioned, new 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom villa, WiFi, sound system, Sat TV, safe, private infinity pool, BBQ, stunning sea view, own sea access. Old Dubrovnik 10 min drive


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