Part 4 of our short trip series. Relax or party, that’s the question. Why decide for one or the other? In Dubrovnik you can easily have it all.
At the southern tip of Croatia’s coast lies Dubrovnik – with only 50.000 inhabitants it the city promises tranquillity. And in fact: you’d find untouched beaches, architectural master pieces from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque period – and above all prices seeming decent compared to other Mediterranean coastal cities.
The meanwhile popular holiday destination – especially of Croatia’s upper crust – is the perfect place to party or to relax. A practical side effect: nowadays hotels, restaurants and shopping malls accept Euros thus, the local currency Kuna is not necessarily needed.
The perfect day:
Relax or party – that’s the question! We’ll have it all and start with a sumptuous breakfast includung coffee, smoothies and sandwiches at Glam Café. A path off Dubrovnik’s boulevard Stradun, it belongs to the local’s favourite places – probably not just because of the favourable opening hours, but also thanks to the large selection of craft-brewed beer.
Thereafter, we gain some beautiful city insights by strolling along the town wall. Our walk starts and ends at the Pile Gate, built in the Late Middle Ages and leading to the earlier mentioned boulevard. The sight of ochre-coloured tiled roofs, church towers and romantic coastlines is overwhelming and explains why Dubrovnik’s nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”. There’s no doubt that here, only freshest fish is served. At the Lokanda Peskarija restaurant right on the harbour we enjoy local delicacies like seafood risotto or grilled scampi whilst watching people.
Time for Banje, the gravel beach east of the old town. The wonderful view of the turquoise sea is worthwhile, and the young locals, jumping from the town hall into the cold water, enjoy admiring looks. Why not treat ourselves with a bottle of local red wine from Vinoteka Milicic – not just delicious but also less expensive affordable than at the nearby beach cafés. What else? Well, rest on the sunbed until sunset because the best club of the city is right here. At Banje Beach the hottest rhythms let you dance the night away until 4 am – fluffy couches invite for a break and a romantic view of the illuminated city of Dubrovnik.
Need a taxi? If you arrive at Dubrovnik airport the shuttle bus Atlas-Shuttlebus going directly to the city centre is the less expensive option. During the high-season it runs every 30 minutes and a return ticket costs only 9 Euros.
English Translation: Danielle De BieMehr Infos