June – August
LCY → DUB
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 24 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 3 £GBP (35 min)
It is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, and it is easy to see why many people consider Dubrovnik to be precious. This beautiful Croatian city’s 13th century main street quite literally sparkles, while contained within Dubronik’s famed fortified walls are a wealth of historic buildings.
Despite being extensively damaged by shelling during the seven-month Yugoslav siege in 1991, Dubrovnik has since been rebuilt and restored to its former glory and the city’s impressive stone ramparts are in turn surrounded by a stunning landscape of beautiful beaches and lush green islands. Take a stroll on the city’s conic walls or ride the cable car up Mount Srd for breathtaking views during Dubrovnik holidays. Walk along the brilliant-white limestone-paved Placa (Stradun) thoroughfare and take in the architectural splendor of the Gothic Sponza Palace and the impressive medieval monasteries. Browse unique boutiques for hunt for bargains at busy street markets, then relax looking out at the emerald and blues of the sea while dining on Croatian-style risotto washed down with a glass of chilled local rose wine.
If you are going on holidays to Dubrovnik, read some information about its climate. Dubrovnik has hot, reasonably dry summers and mild, but wet winters. The Bura wind a northern strong and cool wind characteristic of the Adriatic blows uncomfortably cold gusts down the coast between October and April, while thundery conditions are common year-round, even in summer, when it interrupts the warm, sunny days.
Typically, in summer (July and August) maximum daytime temperatures can reach 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit), dropping at night to about 23 degrees Celsius (73 Fahrenheit). The climate in Spring and Autumn is more comfortable when maximum average temperatures are usually between 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) and 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit).
Dubrovnik is both Croatia's top sight and its most visited destination and accommodation options for Dubrovnik holidays reflect this with a wide selection of hotels from budget to luxury and an abundance of private accommodation.
The boom in tourism has led to Dubrovnik’s hotels both upgrading and expanding. Dubrovnik is not large, but as it is so popular, accommodation is scattered all over the place. Many midrange hotels are located in Lapad, 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) west of the centre of Dubrovnik; there is very little accommodation based in the old town, but as the bus system is very efficient, it is little hassle to be located away from the centre.
For a cultural break jam-packed with historic sites and top-notch quality dining, to an action-packed weekend combining shopping with nights out – the amount of things to do on holidays to Dubrovnik are limited only by your imagination.
Browse the stalls that offer a colourful array of vegetables, fresh fruit and cheese at the bustling open-air Gunduliceva Poliana market. Fashionistas should definitely visit the chic and exclusive boutique, the Croatian Designers Room.
Take a walk around the city’s incredible medieval walls or take in the awe-inspiring panoramic views after taking the cable car up Mount Srd. On your Dubrovnik holidays visit the incredible 13th-century Franciscan Monastery – home to one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Or check-out the stunning Gothic architecture and the exhibits in the Dubrovnik Museum, at the Rector’s Palace.
Treat yourself to incredible views over Dubrovnik while dining on a delicious meal at Panorama restaurant on Mount Srd and try out the local delicacies like stewed frogfish.
Dance to the latest sounds over two floors in Revelin Club, which is set in a former 16th century fortress. Or immerse yourself in the alternative arts and music scene at Orlando.
Relax in the sun at popular Banje Beach, Copacabana Beach’s shallow waters make it perfect for holidays to Dubrovnik for families.