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Dubrovnik | Stunning City of Stone

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s best-known and most glamorous tourist destination, lies in South Dalmatia on the Adriatic Sea. Formerly a wealthy independent republic, today Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year, tens of thousands of tourists visit its Old Town. Above all, they come to see Dubrovnik’s beautifully preserved historic buildings.

dubrovnik old city aerial view
Aerial photo of Dubrovnik’s old town.

Starting your yacht charter from Dubrovnik and ending in Split allows you to enjoy the busy city first. Afterward, take in the relaxed island atmosphere. Likewise, you can start in Split and end in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik | Places to see

  • City Walls. Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls are among the best-preserved fortifications systems in Europe. They are 1940 meters (1.2 miles) long, with five forts, sixteen towers, and bastions. Dubrovnik’s city walls stand as a magnificent testament to the city’s rich history and architectural prowess.
  • Lokrum Islet. This tiny green uninhabited islet lies in front of the Old Harbor. It is a nature preserve with a botanical garden and peacocks.
  • Rector’s Palace. Dating back to the 15th century, this noble building hosts the Cultural History Museum.
  • Franciscan Monastery. Home to Europe’s oldest working pharmacy, this monastery centers on a lovely 14th-century Romanesque cloister.
  • Maritime Museum. In St John’s Fort, this museum traces Dubrovnik’s seafaring history.

Dubrovnik | Things to do

  • First, walk a complete circuit of the City Walls, for superb views over the terracotta rooftops of the Old Town.
  • Then, stroll the Stradun. This beautiful limestone-paved pedestrian street traverses the Old Town and is lined with cafes and shops.
  • Take a Game of Thrones tour. Fans of the hit TV series will enjoy this tour. Discover the most important and scenic filming locations, from Lovrijenac Fort to Pile Gate.
  • Attend the Summer Festival. The event features a variety of cultural performances, including music, theater, and dance.
  • Finally, enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the Old Town. Try Proto for up-market Dalmatian seafood, Michelin-starred 360 for Creative Mediterranean cuisine, and Azur for unique Cro-Asian fusion dishes.


Dubrovnik has a nice Mediterranean climate. This city receives plentiful sunshine, In fact, it has over 250 sunny days a year. It is very warm in the summer (82° Fahrenheit). Temperatures are mild in the winter.


The people of South Dalmatia love delicious food and wine. There are many places to eat with offerings at every price point. Most of the popular restaurants are located in the city center.

Traditional cuisine features fresh, locally grown produce, quality meat, and fish with plenty of olive oil. The town has some of the best Croatian restaurants and food.

Try the green menestra, a stew of smoked meat and cabbage. Or octopus salad with black risotto. For dessert, taste Ston cake or arancini (candied orange rind).


ACI Marina Dubrovnik. This marina has 380 berths. In addition, the marina has laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, fuel, restrooms, ATM, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a grocery store. It is 4 miles from Dubrovnik’s Old Town.