Good to know facts [top]
When to visit Dubrovnik?
The magic of Dubrovnik, an imagination etched in stone, has evoked
the admiration of visitors since ancient times. The best period
to visit Dubrovnik is regarded to be from April to October. Peak
temperatures in high season (July, August) can reach 38°C (100°F),
and the water surface at that point reaches a comfortable 26°C
(79°F). High season presents obvious advantages for visitors
looking for fun and excitement, but also for those seeking to explore
the cultural life of Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik Region since most cultural
events (Dubrovnik Summer Festival) take place during that period.
For those wishing to find some nice hidden place of peace and quiet
there are many places along Dubrovnik region; magnificent Konavle,
the picturesque Pelje¹ac peninsula and the islands Korèula, Mljet
and Lopud, to mention just a few.
Spring starting in March can bring some rain showers but the colors
of the awakening nature are something we warmly recommend, together
with the opportunity to explore many picturesque townships and villages
along Dubrovnik Region.
Autumn months, September and October, are ideal for travel if you
want to relax and escape the usual tourist crowds. In the off-season
beaches are less crowded and the prices lower, however, the weather
remains stable and the sea is still enjoyably warm.
During winter season Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik region are somewhat
"deserted" by tourists, but that fact speaks for those
who wish to spend their vacation in a beautiful and peaceful environment. It is wise to pack some warm clothing in spite of the mild Mediterranean
climate. The temperatures seldom drop below the freezing point during
winter, but some winds, especially the "Bura", tend to
"crawl" under your clothing no matter what you wear.
Traveling with children [top]
Region is generally considered to be a very safe environment for
children and kids will love the freedom they can have on numerous
beaches and along the countryside, just outside towns, townships
or villages. Don't hesitate to ask your host to give you suggestions
and instructions on the best locations. Many resorts have some type
of organized children programs, weather on the beach or in the surroundings of the hotel, where you can let them lose energy with minimum supervision.
Since this type of service is rather new in their offer we recommend
that you check with the respective resort or hotel upon booking.
Keep in mind that during summer pleasant and cooling
winds often tend to produce a misleading sensation about the sun
strength, often resulting in tourists forgetting to use sun-protection.
From 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. it's recommended to keep children in the
direct sun only for shorter periods and well protected.
Mosquitoes don't really present a problem during nights, but it's
best to have a mosquito repellent ready if you notice their presence.
For the beach, you may want to consider some plastic shoes for water.
In Dubrovnik nice pedestrian areas to walk and
enjoy with your family can be found in the part of Dubrovnik called
Lapad. You can climb on the Petka hill where a magnificent panorama
can be enjoyed. Another pleasant walk is starting from the bay of
Lapad (Uvala Lapad) along the sea to Hotel Neptun, following the
seashore further to Solitudo and back to Uvala Lapad. If you wish
to explore the countryside we recommend visiting Konavle valley
(not far from Dubrovnik) with numerous small roads through the beautiful
countryside. A picturesque park can be found at Konavoski Dvori,
where you can also enjoy in the restaurant by the same name that
offers local specialties.
If visiting the Old Town Dubrovnik with a small
baby you will find it more practical to have some accessory that
will help you carry your baby because stone floors, steps and struggling
with a chair will ruin most of the fun.
lies in an area characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate
with mild and wet winters and hot and dry summers. The average annual
temperature is 17 C (62 F), with January being the coldest (9 C,
48 F) and august the warmest (25 C, 77 F) month. The average sea
temperature from May to September is from 18 - 24 C (64 - 75 F),
with sea salinity being approximately 38%. The number of annual
sun hours in Dubrovnik is 2629 hours per year, with average precipitation
For more information about the climate in Dubrovnik
and Dubrovnik Region, please check the weather
The local cuisine [top]
Dubrovnik and the whole region is extremely proud
of its rich native cuisine. Many restaurants prepare food in a traditional
manner, following old recipes. Don’t miss trying local specialties
the brodet from eels or frog legs in Neretva
River Valley, sea oysters and other mussels in Ston, macaroni pasta
from vreteno or cukarini in Korèula, dried seafood dishes on the
Elafiti Islands, rozata or kontonjata in Dubrovnik, and pizzoto
with green manestra in Cavtat. read
All this delicious food must be accompanied by
good beverage to reach its culinary fulfillment. Thanks to the mild
Mediterranean climate and the rich and fertile soil, many high quality
wines are produced throughout the region. Some good choices include
the wines; Dingaè, Postup, Grk, Po¹ip, Rukatac, Malvazija and Plavac.
Be sure to try domestic wines along the road as well. Many local
producers have road signs - just stop by and enjoy the traditional
atmosphere with a nice glass of fine wine.
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