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Dubrovnik is the ancient town which is on UNESCO`s list of cultural heritage.

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Plan a weeks stay to truly enjoy the beauty of Dubrovnik and it`s surroundings area. Take tours to the villages of Cavtat and Cilipi or a boat to the coastal islands of Elafhite (Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan).

Plan daytrips to other destinations such as: the islands of Korcula or Mljet and regional sites of Mostar, Medugorje and Peljesac vineyards.

All tours available through local tour companies.

Lokrum (click for more informations)Lokrum

Lokrum is situated directly in front of the Old City of Dubrovnik. A ferryboat provides transportation to the island. Enjoy a swim at one of the numerous beaches or a walk through the botanical gardens. During a stroll on Lokrum one can pass small lakes, fortress and monasteries. Discover Lokrum's history and importance to the city of Dubrovnik.
Elaphite Islands (click for more informations)Elaphite Islands

Local day tours take visitors to the three inhabited isles located just off the coast of Dubrovnik. Kolocap, Lopud and Sipan are typical Dalmatian islands with beautiful beaches and restaurants.


Medugorje (click for more informations)Medugorje

Experience the spirit of Medugorje and the phenomenon, which has made it a place of pilgrimage for travellers since 1981 when the Virgin Mary first appeared to the children on Apparition Hill.

Mostar (click for more informations)Mostar

A day of sight seeing in a region which has seen varied cultures and religions over the centuries; each leaving it`s influence on the city. Mostar with it`s old bazaar, Mosque and typical Turkish houses is a tapestry of ancient traditions.


Peljesac Vineyards Peljesac Vineyards

Take a day to visit the countryside and vineyards of the Peljesac vineyards. Enjoy the picturesque villages and sample Croatian wines from the province.
DBK Summer Festival (click for more informations)Dubrovnik Summer Festival

From July 10th to August 27th the annual Summer Festival is the most prestigious event in Croatia. The festival uses the medieval cityscape of Dubrovnik as its stage for international performances of music, arts and dance.
Julian RachlinJulian Rachlin & Friends Chamber Music Festival

For several years, the world renown violinist, Julian Rachlin, has presented a host of classical musicians for a festival at the end of August and early September.

LindoLindo Folklore Ensemble

Outstanding folk dance that performs during the Summer Festival and twice a week until the end of October at Lazareti. Their schedule changes, so it is always worth a try to see if they are performing during your stay. Highy recommended.
Feast of St, BlaiseFeast of St. Blaise

St. Blaise is the patron saint of Dubrovnik, his statues are everywhere in the old town. Each year on Febuary 3rd there is a procession and celebration of St. Blaise. This feast has taken place since 1190 and many of the participants wear the local costumes of yesterday.

Galleon ShipsTrips on Galleon Ships

The city/state of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) was famous for its galleons. Today two companies have recreated these historic ships, the Karaka and the Tirena, tours are available out Dubrovnik.

Sea Kayaking Sea Kayaking

From May 15th to October 15th there are daily 9am depatures from Dubrovnik kayaking to Lokrum with a break and lunch on Lokrum, before returning to the city. Difficulty level, easy, suitable for beginners.
Scuba DivingScuba Diving

From May 1st to November 1st, Blue Planet Centre offers scuba lessons and half day or full day diving excursions from the shore or by boat. Rental equipment is available for the Centre's clients. PAD instructor.

Water Polo Water Polo Klub "VK" JUG

This powerhouse club won the Euro League in 1980,2001 and 2006. Croatia has many JUG players on their national team that won the FINA World Championships in 2006/07. The games in Dubrovnik are pure entertainment, the locals are enthusiastic about their team and the games. "Divlja Liga" or Wild League games between local beach teams are played at the public beaches during the month of July and August.
Swimming and BeachesSwimming and Beaches

Most of the beaches are pebbles, and light beach shoes are recommended if you are of tender foot. Banje Beach is directly below the villa, down the stairs across the street. Deck chair and umbrellas are available for rent. There is a beach bar, a restaurant across the street and it is an easy walk to the Old Town for more cafes. Sveti Jakov Beach is a longer walk from the villa, but is a lovely and quieter beach. Lokrum offers beaches on both sides of the island and a nudist beach on the south side. The Lokrum ferry runs from the port in the Old Town.

There is a lovely walk just outside the villa's gate going south there is a road that follows along the coastline. Lokrum offers long walks and the Old Town is a walkers dream. The Old Town is a living, breathing museum, walk all the streets, visit all of the churches, museums and art galleries. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to stop for a rest or a little break.


Shopping Shopping

There is a general grocery store close to the villa. For fun grocery shopping, there is an open market in the Old Town every Monday through Friday morning in Gundulic Square. There is also a very good meat market in this square. There is a second open air market in Gruz also Monday through Friday morning. Bus #8 stops just outside the villa gate and will take you directly to Gruz, you will be able to see the market directly on the right hand side. In Gruz you will find great produce, fresh flowers and a large fish market. Recommended to go early. There will be information on other shopping; jewelry, antiques, art and dining made available on arrival to the villa.

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