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Cheap Flights, Holidays and City Breaks to Dubrovnik, Croatia from Ireland
If you are planning that next sun holiday, look no further. A long holiday or city break to Dubrovnik in Croatia is a must for any traveller who wishes to explore the world. You'll find superb architecture, enjoy stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, relax on stunning beaches and take in Dubrovnik’s beautiful rustic scenery. We have flights, holidays and city breaks to Dubrovnik at the best available rates.
Dubrovnik, with a population of 42,641, is a city situated on the Adriatic Sea, coast of Croatia and It's one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic.
With the exception of a number of sandy beaches, Dubrovnik’s beaches are usually pebbly or rocky. The most popular sandy beach is Šunj beach on the island of Lopud in the vicinity of Dubrovnik. A visit to the Banje, Uvala Lapad and Copacabana beaches is a must for any traveller to Dubrovnik. You 'll find entertainment and sports programmes on offer there throughout the day until the late hours.
Lord Byron once dubbed this medieval town, located at the very south of Croatia as, ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’. It is easy to see how it earned such a title with azure waters adjacent to the magnificent old town at its core.
Dubrovnik as a holiday or city break destination is a hit with tourists of all ages who visit this stunning location. There are so many things to keep you entertained during your Dubrovnik holiday.
You’ll spend the bulk of your time within the compact, crowded Old Town. You can see all of the medieval artefacts on display as you make your way along the 300 metre long main street of Stradun.
Dubrovnik is a city which is steeped in history and it has been a registered UNESCO World Heritage site for centuries. If you wish to step back in time and follow Dubrovnik’s historical story, check out our super deals on flights, holidays and city breaks to Dubrovnik from Ireland.
Be insired by the awe inspiring architecture of this truly historic city. Stroll through the interesting side streets, spend time in Dubrovnik’s galleries and museums, relax in one of the many cafes that are dotted throughout the city, or dine at one of the many restaurants in the city.
Tremendous medieval walls surround the multitude of baroque buildings and marble streets, which shimmer under the warm Adriatic sun. The walls are the main feature of Dubrovnik and they run almost 2km around the city. The systems of turrets and towers on the wall were intended to protect the vulnerable city.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 50 Kuna Banknote. The city boasts of many old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, which is the oldest Arboretum in the world dating back to 1492. The third oldest European Pharmacy is also located in the city, which dates back to 1317 and it is the only one that is still in operation today. It can be found at Little Brothers Monastery in Dubrovnik.
Another admirer of the city of Dubrovnik was the Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw who visited the city in 1929. His thoughts of Dubrovnik were very positive and he said, ‘‘if you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.’’
In the Bay of Dubrovnik, there is a 72-hectare wooded island called Lokrum where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart, was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192. The island includes a fortress, botanical gardens and a monastery, so make sure you visit this fantastic tourist attraction.
When the sun goes down and night has fallen on the city, you will discover street performers as well as well as plenty of singing groups. While strolling around Dubrovnik’s streets, you are sure to hear sounds of music reverberating from the Sponza Palace Arcades. Discover the painters rapture in the city galleries and enjoy the excellent dance music that's on offer in Dubrovnik’s many bars and nightclubs.
The city is a mix of international tourists and Croatians from other parts of the country who come to explore Dubrovnik’s many historic cathedrals, sculptures, designer shops and exquisite cafes and restaurants. Most of Dubrovnik’s main attractions are within walking distance from the main shore of Luza, just in from, the Main port.
Dubrovnik provides its visitors with unforgettable emotions and pleasures. Dubrovnik has its own distinctive charm, which you are sure to witness when you are here. Dubrovnik offers you ample opportunities to explore and to enjoy.
If you'd like to visit other parts of Croatia, we also offer cheap Zagreb flights and holidays or you could plan a Kaunas holiday during your stay in Dubrovnik.
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Information & Facts
Walking the Walls - One of the best ways to get a feeling for Dubrovnik is to take a two kilometre walk around Dubrovnik's city walls.
Cable Car to Mount Srd - There's no better way to expereince the awesome beauty of the Dubrovnik coast and islands than taking the Cable Car to Mount Srd.
Segway City Tour Dubrovnik
Adriatic Kayak Day Tours
Blue Planet Diving Centre
Dubrovnik Wine Tours
The climate along the Dubrovnik Region is a typical Mediterranean one, with mild, rainy winters and hot and dry summers. However, it is perhaps distinct from other Mediterranean climates because of the unusual winds and frequency of thunderstorms. The Bura wind blows uncomfortably cold gusts down the Adriatic coast between October and April, and thundery conditions are common all the year round, even in summer, when they interrupt the warm, sunny days. The air temperatures can slightly vary, depending on the area or region. Typically, in July and August daytime maximum temperatures reach 35 °C, and at night drop to around 23 °C. More comfortable, perhaps, is the climate in Spring and Autumn when maximum temperatures are typically between 20 °C and 28 °C.
Dubrovnik Old Town
Sponza Palace - Dubrovnik's Renaissance highlight. Now it houses the State Archives
Rector's Palace - Built in the 15th Century for Dubrovnik's ruler, the elected Rector, held office for one month on a revolving basis and wasn't allowed to leave during his term.
Gundulic Square - You will find a Morning Market here that takes place here
Onofrio Fountain - It was built in the 15th Century sporting sixteen carved masks.