Once a hustling and bustling trading post, nestled on the southernmost tip of the Croatian coast, Dubrovnik’s merchants here were known for their efficiency and entrepreneurship. Today’s picture remains little changed, the fortified walls of the old town boast a formidable collection of fortresses, bell towers and rippling fountains.
What is even more impressive is the existence of structures, most of which had to be carefully restored after the Balkan War. The hard work of the steely Croatians has paid off, paving the way for annual theatre and film festivals and superstar clientele. An enviable position on the breezy Adriatic contributes a maritime twist to this architectural assortment, with miles of sunny beaches.
Cruise or sail your way out of Dubrovnik for the peace and natural beauty of the Elaphiti islands, whose fertility has also been harnessed to produce wines and grow olives, figs and almonds. Then finish in Korčula for the Venetian architecture.
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