Summer, Dubrovnik Riviera and a boat of any kind

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Walking and exploring the locations of the Rivera on foot is quite fun, don’t get us wrong, but something even more special is hiding just at your grasp. Want to know more? Croatia is quite proud of its indented shoreline and an impressive number of islands, islets, reefs and ridges. Combined, there are exactly 1244 of the detached pieces of …

Cavtat

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Today we are exploring one more extraordinary location in the far south part of the Riviera, in the Konavle region. This small town, founded in the 6th century by the Greeks had a number of names throughout its existence. Epidaurus, Ragusa Vecchia or Zaptat. Today, Cavtat is a sort of a mirror image of its more known neighbor Dubrovnik, with …

Dubrovnik Named to List of World’s Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations for 2017

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Those who have been to Dubrovnik (or are fortunate enough to call it home) know it’s one of the best places to experience ancient architecture, panoramic sea views, mouthwatering cuisine and rich Eastern European culture in a single destination. However, until recently, it seems that our piece of paradise has been overshadowed by more famous travel destinations throughout Europe. That’s …

Pelješac – a paradise for all senses

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An hour drive away from Dubrovnik you will get to the point at which Peljšac and the mainland connect. From that point, the second largest peninsula of Croatia extends parallel to the mainland in 77 km of length. History The Dubrovnik Republic came into possession of Pelješac in 1333 and it remained in their jurisdiction until the end of the …

The Lokrum Curse and Richard the Lionheart shipwreck

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Lokrum, the beautiful island located just a short boats ride away from the Old town Dubrovnik, was inhabited in prehistoric times. A fragment of a writing of a tombstone and four relief fragments built into the wall of the Benedictine Monastery testify to that fact. According to some data, as early as in 915 Lokrum was frequently visited and at some …

Myths and legends of the county – Mljet

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Even if we don’t always realize it, myths are a part of everyday life. Historic places we visit during travels, aside from the obvious monuments, often hide remarkable, interesting and mesmerizing stories. Myths and legends have been transferred through generations of storytellers in Dubrovnik and the whole county. Mljet is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia. One-third of …

Wines of the county – Lastovo, Mljet and Korčula

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The islands of the county are many and beautiful. The history, culture, natural richness and the spectre of offers is quite extensive. The topic of today is once more wine. Three islands which share the same sea but produce different wine varieties. This article, the last in the series with the topic of wine regions, will lead you through the different wines …

Wines of the county – Pelješac Wine region

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From its connection point in Mali Ston to the tip of the Lovište cape, Pelješac extends parallel to the mainland in 77 km of length. This makes it the second largest peninsula in Croatia. Life has been thriving on Pelješac since antiquity and many cultures have left their mark on it. Pelješac is a place of harmonious small towns, fisherman settlements, untouched nature and …

Wines of the county – Neretva wine region

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The place of the only river delta in Croatia, fertile colourful grounds, exquisite gastronomy and the place of the largest vineyard in Croatia. But that is not even close to what the Neretva valley has to offer. Unique rich history in Narona, sports events with a long tradition like the marathon of authentic vessels and finally, the perfect place for one …

Wines of the County – Konavle wine region

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Konavle are a very special region of the Dubrovnik- Neretva county. As previously written in the articles about Konavle, they are a place that combines everything you will ever hope to get out of a vacation. Rich flora and fauna, green landscapes accented by the river Ljuta, stone houses remodeled for the perfect luxury vacation with a hint of rustic flair, …

The Neretva valley

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Narrow canals and backwaters, untouched nature, underwater towns, exquisite gastronomy, green fields full of colorful citrus fruits and a history to fall in love with. The land you dream of – the Neretva Valley! The Dubrovnik- Neretva county, among other things, is the only host of a delta in Croatia. The river Neretva is open to the sea making the towns  along …

The Croatian coast – Lastovo

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The Croatian coast is known for its many islands and one of them is the topic of the day. The island of Lastovo together with its archipelago of 46 islands is not only a natural paradise but a place of remarkable history, customs, and because of its remoteness the perfect place to gaze upon the stars of the Milky Way. Lastovo was settled by …

Easter in Dubrovnik

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Easter is the most important Catholic holiday celebrated after 40 days of Lent. The preparations for the celebration in Dubrovnik begin a whole week before, with a beautiful tradition. Girls used to wash their faces in water infused with flower petals which they picked from blossomed trees and field flowers. It was believed that by doing so the appearance, as well as the …

Gastronomy of the county

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In the context of food, the Dubrovnik county is a kind of an endemic occurrence. Having in mind it is a world popular tourist destination – there are no fast food chains in the vicinity. Regardless of the place, you chose to spend your vacation at, you should take your time in exploring what the gastronomy has to offer – you …

A Rich History

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Numerous monuments, which testify to the advanced practices of politics, medical care and the everyday life, are a constant reminder of the Republic’s richness. “Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro” or “Freedom is not to be sold for all the gold” was the Republic’s main guiding principle in governing. The decision of banning of slavery in 1416 is statement …

Dubrovnik City Walls

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Dubrovnik is a city located on the coast at the Southern most tip of Croatia, looking out over the Adriatic Sea towards Italy. The famous poet, Lord Byron, called it “the Pearl of the Adriatic”, and this walled city with its renaissance architecture and charming narrow streets is one of the wonders of the modern world. The terracotta roofs of the …

Gastronomy- Diane Dodd

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A good and various gastronomy offer has to be an imperative of any tourist destination. The Dubrovnik- Neretva county is very proud of its versatile culinary world which varies from region to region but also successfully combines recipes creating new and exciting dishes. The world develops very fast and in everyday life, time becomes the most important issue; the lack of it …

One name, many opportunities – Konavle (part II)

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The opportunity to change your mind from one day to another is what makes Konavle a true paradise for travelers. After exploring the rich history and historical sights, of which here are listed only a few, one can find oneself wishing for something entirely different; that is what makes Konavle a yet to be fully discovered haven. The region is highlighted by …