Dubrovnik has gone through an incredible change in the past few decades. What was once a beautiful but not-so-touristy city is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe, thanks to the beautiful weather, stunning architecture and incredible food and drink on offer. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has something for everyone, whether you’re after exciting water sports, fascinating history or just a nice relaxing break sipping drinks on some of the best beaches in Europe.
It was the streets made of marble glistening in the sun that first struck me the first time I visited Dubrovnik. Every one of the winding roads seemed to contain its own form of baroque or medieval beauty, with little shops, restaurants or cafés tucked into historic buildings. There are no cars in the Old Town, either, which just adds to the feeling that you’ve been sent back in time.
For anyone visiting Dubrovnik, there are some must-sees and essential views, but scratch the surface of this incredible city and there’s so much more on offer. Here are my favourite places and things to do in the Pearl of the Adriatic.