The Pearl Of The Adriatic: Dubrovnik, Croatia (Magazine Excerpt)

On my last visit to Dubrovnik, I spent most of my time eating my body weight in Mediterranean food and humming the Game of Thrones theme tune.

But the city has so much more to offer! Including gorgeous walks and historical places of interest, all complemented by a blue sky and stunningly clear sea. Here are some examples of what you’re missing:

Survey the beauty of King’s Landing by taking the circular walking tour of the city walls. Views of the ancient city are
impressive, though it’s always best to walk here during the early morning or late afternoon unless you enjoy being cremated in the heat during the hottest part of the day. The walls are 22m high in places, but if this is not high enough (you adrenaline junkie you) then you can take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Srd, affording you a bird’s
eye view of Dubrovnik.

The city of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you can expect a plethora of gorgeous architecture here. The Stradun is the city’s main street, a wide limestone walkway perfect for observing such buildings. Points of particular interest include the Old Harbour, the Renaissance Sponza Palace which houses the National Archives,
and the Franciscan Church and Monastery.


This island is what the phrase ‘hidden gem’ was meant for. Just off the Dalmatian coast (accessible from Dubrovnik via ferry), Korčula was supposedly founded by the Trojan hero Antenor, and is a picturesque walled Old Town often named ‘Mini Dubrovnik.’

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Excerpt from the third issue of Zest For Life Magazine. Click Read More to view the full article…

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