Visit Stari Grad
Visit Stari Grad and take a walk along the fortress' wall, as well as through the protected city within. The stone ground appears smooth and shiny, just like marble, due to the many centuries of being walked upon. Lapad Bay with its secluded stone beach, parkgrounds and picturesque views of the Adriatic & Lapad Bay from our hotel room's balcony (the photo captures this).
St. Blasius, the patron saint of Dubrovnik
In the middle ages, it was a town custom to worship a patron saint, who was believed to serve as protector. Dubrovnik selected St. Blasius in 972 A.D during a seige by the Venetians.
Eventually, Venice did gain control of Dubrovnik in 1205 A.D. and ruled the city until 1358, much to the dissatisfaction of the Dubrovnik residents.
Entering the town on the west side, you will walk over the stone bridge and through the Pile Gate. St Blasius stands guard. Once inside the city walls, you’ll have the distinct feeling that you have entered a town in a medieval era.
If Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic, Montenegro is the diamond in the rough. I don’t usually advocate coach tours, but hop on the bus for about $50 at the tour office near the main gate, and take a guided tour of a fairly obscure and less traveled European County. The only problem, if it is a problem, is that you may want to stay.
The tour will show you several old yet fascinating cities including the old capital, kotor and budva, lunch in a traditional mountain village, and a natural wonder - Kotor Fjord.
Directions to Zuljana
From E80 north of Dubrovnik, then signs for Ston. Zuljana signposted on the left just past Dubrava. Spectacular views of a valley down to the beach for the passengers but not me the driver. Keep your eyes on the road. This was without question my favourite beach amongst a holiday of many favourites. If you are in the area you must go.
Hemingway - cocktail bar
My favourite bar in Dubrovnik was the Hemingway bar in the old town, close to the cathedral.
It's a cocktail bar serving all types of cocktails to a reasonable price. When most cocktails are very expensive in western-European countries this is a great opportunity to try some of those famous ones and some others when you can afford them.
Most people buy the drinks and sit down on the stairs leading to the cathedral, very nice!
I think there is a Hemingway-bar in most croatian cities.