The Adriatic Sea is one of the biggest blocks of water in the norther-most arms of the Mediterranean Sea. What makes this location an ideal spot for trips is the beautiful array of islands in the region. If you are going for a luxurious cruising trip, it has to be on one or multiple islands of the Adriatic Sea. Here is everything you need to know:
Dubrovnik is one of the rather intriguing islands of the Adriatic Sea. It’s a great seaport. It is center of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, it is also a prosperous location for many tourists worldwide. Some of the alternative names of the island are the City of Dubrovnik and Grad Dubrovnik.
Here are a few pretty facts about the location that you should know:
History of Dubrovnik
The small city may not be as old as many of its neighbors like Split and Island Vis, but it is still a pretty old city: it was founded by the refugees from Epidaurum in the 7th century. The location was originally known as Ragusa, and it was later under the protection of the Byzantine Empire – only to be taken over by the Republic of Venice. One thing that sets this city apart from its neighboring islands is that it was a free state from the 14th until the 19th century. It was also under French Empire Forces. It was then incorporated into the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy too.
It is famous for its GoT setting
If you remember Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit TV series – you may remember that the series is famous for filming in locations that are serene to the eyes. Dubrovnik is one of the locations that GoT filmed in. If you visit the island, you will be easily able to discern the various locations that you could find in the TV show.
Here are a few things that you might want to do in Dubrovnik:
Experience the Dubrovnik Walls
Dubrovnik is famous for being a city that harbored some of the rather notorious empires of the time. They built great walls and fortresses in the region, and one of the biggest remnants of that era is the Dubrovnik Wall that you can still find even today. The Dubrovnik Walls loop around the entire city and take around 140 minutes to complete. They are not only a great spot for taking pictures in, but also for pedestrians who are looking to get around the city on a linear road.
The old town of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is divided into two sections: the old city and the newer, modern one. For tourists, most of the attractions like in the old town. You can find narrow streets that are filled with beautiful restaurants and those small shops with souvenirs that you won’t find in any other location around the globe. Oh, and if you are in the old town, don’t forget the Stradun: it is famous for its setting in Star Wars Episode IX.
Never forget the Panorama Restaurant
If you are tired from your journey and want a fancy restaurant to dine during the evening, always book in advance for Panorama Restaurant. The restaurant is famous not only for its cuisine but also for the amazing view that can give you a complete bird’s eye view of the city. We mentioned booking in advance, because the wait is tremendous and you wouldn’t want to waste a perfect evening waiting in line for the view, right?
The Fortress of Lovrijenac
The fortress of Lovrijenac is one of the countless fortresses that harbor the location. The only reason we are mentioning this fortress is because of its links to Game of Thrones. Anyways, you do get a pretty good view from the fortress of Lovrijenac and you can reach it without any detours if you are taking the route from the Dubrovnik Walls.
King’s Landing is always a great landing location
If you are a little confused where you would want to go as soon as you begin your luxury cruising experience on your private charter, we would recommend King’s Landing. The location is very famous for its setting in Game of Thrones, though even if you don’t like GoT particularly, it is still a respectably attractive location.
If you had a few hours to visit the city, this location should definitely make your list.
Gornji Ugao Tower
The Foundry Museum or known as Gornji Ugao Tower is a great location in the heart of Dubrovnik. It is a great testament that apart from being a trade center, Dubrovnik was also a great location where production took place.
Though the original tower was destroyed in many of the sieges that took place in the location, it was rebuilt in 2003 and through the rebuilding process, a great many discoveries such as the metallurgic foundry in the city as well as various other discoveries.
You should definitely check this location out.
Lokrum Island – for the natural beauty
If you are an admirer of Mother Nature’s beauty at its finest, you will definitely want to visit the Lokrum Island that is directly connected to the city of Dubrovnik. Though you can take a quick ferry to this location, it is still allowed to use your own private charter, and you should definitely do so, as long as you park in the designated safe area.
Peacocks and large rabbits are roaming this location and you may find a petty feather or pelt or two on the ground. They make for excellent gifts.
Here are a few restaurants that you should definitely try:
Dubrovnik can certainly be visited in under 7 to 10 hours though the best experience only comes through with a multiple day trip.
If you really want to make sure your trip is worth the time frame, you should consider hiring our 7-day special tour for your sailing holidays. It contains a small cruise ship with private charters that you can take anywhere around the island.
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