Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also known as the pearl of the Adriatic, which is truly a fitting description. Its name means “oak tree forest” and the history of its walls go back to the 7th century. This elegant fortified city, surrounded by the ocean, has served as shelter to vast empires. The light shines a blue shimmer upon the houses and the monuments, and, as you pass through its streets, you feel like being in an open-air museum. The Dalmatian coast spreads out from here in its splendour and incredible beaches, some still liberated from the touristic masses. Here history and modern life blends in perfection. Enter the city through the majestic Pile Portal, which impressive architecture was used for the scenery for the famous TV show, Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik is an ode to culture and must not be missed.
© Luka Esenko – Croatian National Tourist Board