Old Town in Dubrovnik is a tiny, late-medieval walled oasis set like a jewel on the Adriatic Sea on the Dalmatian Coast. Once a center of trade, arts and culture that rivaled Venice, this Mediterranean fairy tale town - known as “the pearl of the Adriatic” - is a breathtakingly beautiful place to spend a day . . . or several.
Entering the majestic gates and crossing over the drawbridge of this ancient and historic city and being instantly transported back centuries.
Ducking in and out of the tiny shops like Croata, Maria, Algebra – a wonderful bookstore, Franja Coffee and Tea House and others tucked all over Old Town.
Dining al fresco
Enjoying lunch al fresco at one of Old Town’s charming restaurants; in this case, Restaurant Amoret, located smack in the center of Old Town, among the cathedral, Rector’s Palace, the entrance of the city walls and the Bishop’s Palace. Come hungry: There are more than 60 different choices, including the fresh fish that is delivered each morning. In the evening, live music adds a romantic ambience.
Walking along the battlements of the city walls – a defense against invasion-minded empires. It’s about a mile and a quarter in length and, especially on hot days, you’ll want to bring a bottle of water.
Rounding a corner in Old Town and coming upon the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Breathtaking. The view is equally gorgeous arriving by cruise ship: Croatia's coastline is one of the prettiest in the Mediterranean.