Exploring Dubrovnik's Islands

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The Dubrovnik Riviera lies to the very South of Croatia and is considered the gateway of the country. The region’s position in the Mediterranean has seen its archipelago under the rule of Illyrians, Venetians, Romans, Greeks and Slavs. Its rich history lies in the region’s culture, architecture and natural beauty which makes it popular with tourists today.

Dubrovnik

dubrovnik

Believed to have been founded by Greek sailors, Dubrovnik has continued to remain a top sailing destination in the world. It’s not hard to see why. With its temperate seas and sunny weather for most of the year, it was aptly named “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. This city continues to delight holiday makers looking for a bit of everything under the summer sun. From its famous fortressed walls, clear beaches, excellent wine-making and rich history there is something to discover for travellers of all ages.

Slano

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Located just 37 km north of Dubrovnik, this small fishing town is home to a world of rich historic and natural heritage. This is the perfect stop to enjoy beautiful sandy and pebbled beaches and spend a summer’s afternoon away from the flurry of the crowds. It was home to many sailors in the region and you can sample some excellent servings of the finest olives and seafood. Don’t forget to check out the ruins on the island.

Mljet

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This enchanting island is considered one of the most beautiful in Croatia  and today its beauty is preserved in a national park. Translated, its name means the Island of Honey and it is the place where the legendary nymph named Calypso held Odysseus captive for 7 years. Luckily, you’ll only be held captive by its beauty while you explore the island. Enjoy hikes, walks, bike rides and water sport in and around the area.

Lastovo

lastovo

Lastovo is the remotest island in Croatia and with 5 caves, an abundance of marine life and rich forested hills, Lastovo is definitely the place to escape from it all. There are plenty of places to fish and explore, and with a population of just under 1000 people it offers the perfect escape in the Mediterranean. You can explore the pre-historic caves, visit the castle ruins, small town and go hiking in the mountains.

Korcula

korcula

Korcula is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the big stops along the Dubrovnik Riviera. The main attraction lies in the island’s Old Town, where you can see its preserved architecture of its once thriving medieval era. Beautiful vineyards sweep the lands creating delicious Grk wine, while the abundance of olive trees have inspired locals to make unique beauty products. There are plenty of hidden beach coves, caves and activities to enjoy throughout the night and day.

Ston

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The Ston fortified walls are world famous and its one of the first sights you will encounter on arriving to the island. These walls run 5 km across the island and are the largest in Europe. Ston’s history as gatekeeper and protector of the land against sea invaders is shown in these strong walls. The island is also known for its mussels, considered to be the best in the Mediterranean. The salt works is another must-see, as the salt industry still makes up an important part of Ston’s economy.  The salt works are open during the summer and its reflective farm lands definitely offer some photo-worthy moment.

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