Dubrovnik sailing region
Dubrovnik – Heaven on Earth
Over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern era. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 meters long and are preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection.
Dubrovnik is referred to as the ”Pearl of the Adriatic” mostly because of its cultural and historical heritage. Even the famous George Bernard Shaw wrote that “those who are looking for heaven on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. The harmony of its centuries-old buildings and the walls surrounding it seems to come from a fairy tale. Anyone who fails to visit this piece of heaven on Earth will be deprived of enjoying the second most beautiful place in the world. Because one’s birthplace is always number one. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination.
Aside from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. It’s a destination where you can enjoy and rest. Dubrovnik has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centers. It’s a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always like to return to. So charter a catamaran to discover more unique experiences.
Dubrovnik is located at the coast of the Adriatic Sea, one of the world’s bluest and cleanest seas. It has been said that Adriatic is the bluest point on Earth seen from space. Amazing natural beauties and countless beaches are among the main assets that are making Dubrovnik such a desirable summer destination for visitors from all over the world. Bathing in fragrance of aromatic herbs and surrounded with pine trees that offer pleasant shade, most of the beaches in the Dubrovnik area are ensuring you the most welcomed summer refreshment along with various sport activities.
Dubrovnik is one of the top five destinations with the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast. Most of the beaches are pebbly, but there are even a few sandy beaches perfect for vacationing with children and enjoying various activities on the sand. For those in search of privacy, there are beautiful and sheltered rocky coves perfect for romantic getaways. All of the beaches are easy to access on foot, by car or by boat.
Gastronomy, Night life and Game of Thrones
South Dalmatian people are famous for their love for tasty food and quality wines, and Dubrovnik is no exception with its rich gastronomic offer. There are numerous venues to eat ranging from fast food to fine dining restaurants. Most of the popular eating places are located in the city center, making it easy for the guests to choose their preferred restaurant during leisure walks through the city.
Depending on the guests’ preferences, there is a venue for everyone. In Dubrovnik you can enjoy renowned French cuisine, Japanese sushi and even quality steaks. For those preferring more dynamic lifestyle and the familiar tastes of the world’s most beloved dishes, there is a number of pizzerias at the city center and even a Mexican restaurant. Most of the restaurants are situated in the attractive ambiances reflecting the romantic Adriatic atmosphere.
The guests are often interested to try the local cuisine and Dubrovnik is the perfect place to enjoy the simple richness of the famous South Dalmatian dishes. Traditional Dubrovnik cuisine rests on fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits, quality meat and fish with as little spices as possible and lots of olive oil. While in Dubrovnik you should try some of the local fish specialties in some of the many city taverns and restaurants. We warmly recommend Lokanda tavern and Proto restaurant, both located in the city center.
For those interested in trying some of the Dubrovnik signature meals, it is essential to taste the green menestra, a smoked meat and cabbage stew. No fish lover can resist the famous Dalmatian octopus salad, black risotto, shellfish or grilled sardines. All the fish specialties are made of freshest fish from the Adriatic depths and shellfish grown in unpolluted sea. And for those with a sweet tooth there is a variety of beloved local desserts such as Dubrovnik Rozata (crème brulee Dubrovnik style), Ston cake, kotonjata (quince pudding), arancini (candied orange rind) and many others.
All of the Dubrovnik fine dining venues are offering a rich selection of wines. Dubrovnik grape growers and vineyard owners are proud of their quality red wines; Plavac Mali being the most famous one. The variety is named after the small dark blue grapes grown in the central part of the nearby Pelješac peninsula.
As one of the most desirable summer destinations on the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik has a rich and variable nightlife scene to satisfy all the different preferences of its guests. After the sunbathing, swimming and daytime relaxation by the sea, it is logical to continue the fun even after dark. Dubrovnik offers something for everyone; there are numerous nightclubs, bars, galleries and concert venues; the majority of them inside the Old City walls and easy to reach wherever you are staying.
Even a simple evening walk through the city can turn into a fun and memorable experience in Dubrovnik. You can enjoy excellent music and other acts of the street performers during your walk down the Stradun Street and all around the city center. In spring and summer almost every city square becomes a stage for the countless theater and concert performances. If you want to experience the authentic beauty of Dubrovnik and the enchanting South Dalmatian atmosphere, it is essential to hear the Dalmatian vocal groups. The singers often spontaneously gather in the city streets and sing old Dalmatian songs about love and the sea. The Rector’s Palace often hosts some of the world’s greatest musicians. If you are interested in getting to know more about the Dubrovnik contemporary art, there are numerous galleries in the city center.
King’s Landing Dubrovnik
Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones, the famous television series based on the series of fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” and distributed by HBO. For those who have seen the series and are passionate about it, a visit to Dubrovnik will become a beautiful déjà vu because of the way in which it was so well integrated into the setting of the series.
With a base such as that of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, no special measures were necessary for scenery or special effects in order to play the fortified port city of King’s Landing, a stronghold of the Lannister family. Filming grandly exploits the large outer walls, fortifications built over time by human hands, as well as the narrow streets of the old town where several scenes happen during the course of the episodes.