- Walk the walls around Dubrovnik old town
- Tresteno Gardens - High Garden from Game of Thrones
- Explore the rivers of the Neretva delta
- Eat and drink on Cavtat's lively harbour front
- Ferry trip to Lokrum island, a place for relaxation
- Must do: a boat tour to the Elaphite islands
Fabulous coastline with views to the islands, pretty villages around sheltered bays and Dubrovnik the focal point for history and cultureBeautiful, unique, majestic, grand and wild, the most famous and most expensive, rocking nightclubs, wild and remote scenery, it has it all. When we think of South Dalmatia, we mean Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Dubrovnik is the most famous Croatian town, and one of the most beautiful and exceptional towns in the world. Like many coastal settlements in Croatia, Dubrovnik goes back to the times of ancient Greece, where a group of Greek settlers lived there about 400 years BC. However, it owes its fame and fortune to the skill, diplomacy and hard work of the people who lived there in the middle ages and renaissance, who were great sea merchants, entrepreneurs and above all, good governors. During these turbulent centuries the Dubrovnik elite determined to secure freedom and independence of its people, built huge defensive city walls and defended the city at all costs. It is the first place in the world where the authorities established quarantene for travellers returning from plague infested places. To this present day Dubrovnik is a symbol of liberty for all Croatian people, and has always remained free.
Southern Dalmatia encompasses the stretch of land between the Peljesac Peninsula to the west and the Montenegro border to the east. In between there are many delightful small places and beaches which are worth staying at and exploring. These are Orebic, Ston, Mali Ston, Slano, Trsteno, Zaton, Milni and Cavtat to select a few. The islands of Korcula, Mljet and the Elaphites are also part of South Dalmatia. If you want a vacation full of night life and clubbing, or crammed with excellent shows and classical music, museums, galleries, Dubrovnik is the place. Equally, if you want to get away from it all and just relax swimming, walking, dozing in the sun and tasting the delectable healthy Mediterranean food and wine, there is a lot of that in the places just outside Dubrovnik and on the islands. South of Dubrovnik is the area called Konavle, where beautiful villas and beaches nestle among pine and citrus trees and hidden restaurants provide splendid grilled fish and meat local style. West of Dubrovnik, gorgeous villages of Zaton Mali (little) and Zaton Veliki (large) are very relaxing, and within a short drive to Dubrovnik. Tresteno, Ston and Prapratno beach.