The Dubrovnik Riviera consists of the City of Dubrovnik and numerous picturesque villages and resorts to the north and south. Many islands close by, a crystal blue sea, rich natural and cultural heritage, historical villas and promenades are what make the Dubrovnik Riviera one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia.
Old Town Dubrovnik:
George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “the pearl of the Adriatic” when he visited here in the 1930s. With its uniquely preserved medieval walls, brilliant sunshine, translucent waters and dramatic mountains, the Dubrovnik Riviera is a unique holiday experience that lives up to its reputation as a premier destination. Ideal for those who want to relax and sunbathe by the clear warm waters of the Adriatic, and if you’re feeling more energetic there is the magnificent Old Town to discover or you can take longer trips on land or sea. The pearl of the Adriatic, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list and this status is proved by the 1,436 protected historical buildings. The historical city of Dubrovnik, the former center of the Dubrovnik Republic, is surrounded by city walls 2km long which defended the city against attack both on land and at sea for centuries. Within the city walls a beautiful city developed with many churches, palaces and cultural monuments as well as the Stradun, a well known boardwalk for both young and old from all over the world which was once the stage for all major events. Here one can enjoy various activities, have fun all night long, enjoy regional delicacies and the local wine and the hospitality of the people.
Cavtat is a small town on the most southern part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. It has developed from the ancient Epidaurus on the slopes of two peninsulas: Rat and Sustjepan.
A charming and relaxing seaside resort connected to Dubrovnik by water taxi services
This is the ideal place to stay and visit Dubrovnik Old Town. Just 4kms north of the Old Town Lapad is located on an attractive bay with peninsulas reaching out into the Mediterranean on either side. Lapad has an attractive pedestrianised main street with a selection of bars, restaurants and ice cream shops. The bay is good for bathing although the beach is shingle. A seafront footpath takes your north to the westerly point of the peninsula, here you can enjoy a drink and watch the sun set. Lapad is perfect for visit to the old Town, take the No:4 or No:6 bus direct to the main gate into the city £1.50 each way!