Dubrovnik is a seaside city facing the Adriatic, in the region of Dalmatia, in the south of Croatia. It is one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful seaside resorts, so much so that it is also known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for almost 40 years. Its history dates back to the 7th century AD and Dubrovnik became a flourishing maritime republic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The Old Town is perhaps the most picturesque and characteristic part of the city, with narrow streets with cobblestones. Visit sights such as the splendid Sponza Palace, stroll through the Placa Stradun, marvel at the beautiful Bell Tower and see the Onofrio Fountain. The old city walls mark the perimeter of the Old Town, and you can visit and walk on the wall itself. The city's airport has many flights (both domestic and international), though the majority of them are seasonal routes for the summer. It is possible though to find flights from London, Frankfurt, Zagreb, Brussels, Madrid, Moscow and Prague. If you're looking for a cheap flight leaving from London or another city, use our online comparison tool to compare hundreds of airlines across the market.
Once you land, you can get to the city centre by bus or taxi, with a total journey time estimated to be between 30 and 50 minutes. If you buy a Dubrovnik Card, you can benefit from many advantages. Not only does the card give you unlimited access to the city's bus network, it also grants you entry to museums and landmarks (i.e. the City Walls, the city's art gallery, the Maritime Museum, etc.) and discounts on a range of restaurants, shops and tourist agencies. The city also has many beautiful churches, built in different periods and different styles, such as the 18th century St Blaise church, the Renaissance St Saviour Church alongside the Franciscan Monastery and the 17th century Jesuit Church of St Ignatius. Don't miss out on the city's beaches (Lapad and Banje beaches), or take a ferry to Lokrum Island. Enjoy the local seafood in the many restaurants around the city, or make the most of the vibrant nightlife in bars and clubs. Dubrovnik is close to other remarkable cities in the Balkans, such as Sarajevo and Mostar (in Bosnia) or the small Croatian city of Ston.