In recent years, Croatia has blossomed as one of Europe’s hottest new destinations, and Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast have become two of the country’s most sought-after escapes. The city’s marble streets and historic 16th-century battlements are a picturesque reminder of a complex cultural heritage. The shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea make the beaches of the Dalmatian Coast a seaside getaway every bit as desirable as a turn on the Mediterranean. When you travel to Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast, be sure to take the cable car up to Mt Srđ to see the terracotta rooftops of the old town. You’ll be charmed by the old-world splendor of these up-and-coming destinations. Our Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Coast travel guide will point you to the essential sites of this historic region.
Things Not to Miss in Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
• The city walls of Dubrovnik
• The War Photo Limited gallery
• The Dubrovnik cable car
• The Franciscan Monastery and Museum
• The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
• Rector’s Palace
• Sponza Palace
• Pile Gate
When to Go to Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
The region enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate so you can make your Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Coast travel plans year-round. Tourist season in Croatia begins around Easter and peaks in the summer, when warm, dry, sunny weather prevails, and travelers can visit Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast’s open-air markets or hike through the countryside. Winters in the region tend to be mild but rainy, and many tourist facilities close in November through March; springtime is more lively, but also brings a sprinkling of rain. Travel to Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast peaks in the summer months, so be sure to book your flight and accommodations well in advance if you plan on visiting from June through August.
Grabbing a drink at Buza, a hole-in-the-wall cliffside bar overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Dining on fresh fish and creamy Dalmation cheeses at Ragusa 2.
Viewing Croatian masterworks—from modern abstract to classic oil portraits—at Art Gallery Talir.
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