Things to Do in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast

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Dubrovnik is not the place for cutting-edge clothing and furniture boutiques, but Old Town is home to a handful of quirky stores—and a thriving... Read More

Take a 30-minute ferry ride from Split to this beautiful island. Spend the day sampling locally made cheeses and wines, and strolling along golden-sand... Read More

Quite possibly the perfect beach bar, this hole-in-the-wall unfolds across a series of terraces hewn to the cliffs with nothing but a narrow railing... Read More

This tiny outdoor café near Plokata Square serves cakes, pastries, and ice cream. Overlooking the Peljesac Channel, the terrace is surrounded by... Read More

This Hvar bar, restaurant, and lounge fronts the beach, where during the day visitors relax by sunbathing, swimming, and diving. More proactive guests... Read More

Located in the 15th-century Zackerjan Tower on Old Town’s waterfront, this cocktail bar has views of the Peljesac Channel from the rooftop terrace... Read More

U.K.-based Croatian Villas has more than 350 beautiful houses set along the water and on hilltops all over the country, from Dubrovnik to the Istrian... Read More

Inside the fortress-like cloister—built around the same time as the city walls—you'll find a rich collection of Renaissance paintings and... Read More

This gallery and gift shop near the Dominican monastery sells Croatian art and a wide selection of wines from the nearby Peljesac peninsula. Read More

There are 17 churches in the Old Town, but if you only have time for one, make it the Baroque, domed Dubrovnik cathedral. Titian's polyptych The... Read More

Charter a gulet, a two-masted wooden sailboat that accommodates 8-16 passengers. Read More

Check out the ancient potions and jars on display inside the Romanesque monastery's pharmacy, which has been in business since 1317. You can also pick... Read More

Stop by this outdoor club, especially during July when it hosts an annual music festival. Read More

Winemaker Miljenko Grgic, better known as Mike Grgich, became famous for producing the Chardonnay that helped Napa Valley best the French in a 1976... Read More

A two-hour ferry ride from Split, Hvar has medieval hilltop monasteries. Read More

For romantic views and convenient island-hopping, take the ferry one way down the coast (anywhere from 7 to 11 hours between Dubrovnik and Split), but... Read More

Explore the hidden coves and almost 100 islands in this beautiful park. Read More

A massive renovation in the past several years has made the neo-Renaissance building near Banja beach the best place to gain perspective on Croatia's... Read More

A must see for anyone's Croatia itinerary, this fourth-century palace is magnificent. Read More

South of Luza Square is the former castle that now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik, which has artifacts—including old coins and furnishings&mdash... Read More

This nearly 150-year-old traditional Milanese millinery shop still makes its impeccably crafted hats on the original molds. Read More

When the sun sets, tourists pack into the cafés around Stradun. Natives, however, head farther afield, congregating along Bana Jelacica between... Read More

Every old city in Europe has an Old City historic district—but Split has the only downtown actually carved from the carcass of an ancient Roman... Read More

The lush courtyard inside the sprawling Gothic-Renaissance building hosts art exhibitions and the occasional concert. The state archives are also housed... Read More

With Cuban cigars and an open-air patio that evoke a Caribbean atmosphere, this Bojnice cocktail bar is situated in bustling Hubanovo Square. Inside,... Read More

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