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    Famous View Over Dubrovnik

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 7, 2013

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    There is a famous view over Dubrovnik which I am very familiar with. I was not sure where to take it from.Then I had a look at Sandy Smith's VT page and she had the view and said she had seen it from the airport bus. We went to Cavtat for the day to make sure we passed that view and as I was getting ready to take it, on came the ticket inspectors. It took me ages to find my ticket and I almost missed the view all together ending up with not a great shot of it. I tried again on the way back - harder as we were then on the wrong side of the road. No worries we arrived by bus but were leaving by air so I could get it on the way to the airport. Guess what? The bus had painted windows - still I got a sort of check version of the view and I ended up buying the postcard. There is a viewing point on the way out of the town towards the airport where this view could easily be captured.

    Attempt 1. Attempt 2. Attempt from airport bus.
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    Side Streets

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 7, 2013

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    One of the best things to do in Dubrovnik is escape to the quieter shadier side streets. There are flat ones in the middle and steep ones at each end. Climb up the steep ones and you will find yourself in a sleepy, peaceful residential area.

    Side Street. Side Street. Side Street. Side Street. Side Street.
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    The New Port

    by Balam Written Sep 18, 2012

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    We docked at the New Port which is a 10 minute drive or a 30 to 40 minute walk to/from the Old City, we were going to have a walk around the area on our return to the ship but there is not really a lot there apart from some shops and restaurants.
    They had put some stalls up near the ship were they were selling T'shirts and other souvenirs when we got back but we did not look around them.

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    Brsalje

    by Balam Written Sep 18, 2012

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    The Shuttle bus dropped us off at a small square surrounded by restaurants and shops just outside the city's Pile Gate or Pile Gates as there are more than one gate to walk through.
    We had a quick look round, checked out the restaurant prices and had a quick look around the shop and called in the Tourist Information. it was also our first real view (apart from through the windows of the shuttle bus) of the City walls and fortifications.

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    “Beach” in Dubrovnik

    by Ines_ Written Jul 28, 2012

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    On the outside of the fortress after passing the restaurants, Dubrovnik has a little surprise to offer: a place where you can take a dip. When it’s hot it is the perfect place to refresh. The landscape is beautiful and the water is perfect (at least it was in June)

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    Back Streets of Dubrovnik

    by spidermiss Updated Jul 17, 2012

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    One of the highlights in Dubrovnik was exploring its back streets. I loved wandering along the narrow paved alleyways and surrounding historic buildings. My friend was charmed by a local Croat and we all went to his friend's restaurant situated in one the back streets for a coffee.

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    Mlini Beach near Dubrovnik

    by Globesister4 Written Mar 20, 2012

    One Monday, I and my family moved for a week from London to Croatia. Booked flights to Dubrovnik through flybe.com, arrived as planned. Our hosts at at the villa we booked organized our transfer from the airport and back. Although our flight from London was late, when we arrived at the villa, the owners who were very kind and welcoming during our stay offered us a welcome drink and fruit! The Villa Avantgarde is located in Mlini near Dubrovnik, was all new and breathed clean as it seemed a pleasant and peaceful place to stay! The apartment was spacious with a large terrace. We liked the design, modern rooms and kitchen, and especially colors that give the villa a special charm. In the morning we were offered breakfast, we enjoyed it. We ate delicious fruit, bread and other foods that hosts told us they purchased from local producers! Everything was delicious and abundant! The first day we spent on a pebble beach near the villa which was particularly nice for our children, they have enjoyed playing and swimming there! In the evening we decided to go into one of local restaurants where we ate excellent sea bass, at an incredible price of 15 Euro per kilogram. The next day we decided to visit Dubrovnik, about 10 min bus ride away from Villa. The bus station is near the Villa and it halts the bus to Dubrovnik, which departs every half hour from Cavtat. This we liked because we could visit some other nearby places as well. Mornings we spent in Dubrovnik, a walk through Stradun, we visited the Maritime Museum, we admired old models of sailing ships from the Republic of Dubrovnik, Aquarium, where we saw huge water turtles, saw other nice places as well. We walked the city walls, enjoyed a magnificent view of the old cruisers moored outside the harbor and the island of Lokrum, which we decided to visit in the afternoon. Nature on Lokrum island is beautiful. One evening receptionist at the Villa arranged our trip to Mostar! The day we spent sightseeing in Mostar was impressive for us, especially the old part of town where there is the Old Bridge and many small specialized manufacturers. In a small restaurant that overlooks the Old Bridge, we sat on small chairs as in an old movie ate kebabs (remembered the name because they were so delicious). All the time available to us was the driver of the car, which we organized at the Villa, a price of 140 Euros for 4 people. On return trip from Mostar we stopped for dinner at Ston, which was recommended by our hosts from the Villa. Had delicious oysters, local specialty, with the famous red wine of Peljesac, I think it's called Postup. The next day we spent in the pleasant atmosphere of our apartment in the Villa Avantgarde, pleased that our vacation runs exactly as we expected. Sunday, the last day of our stay, we spent on the trip by boat from Mlini and Cavtat, admiring the sea and islands that surround us around the ship trying to figure out where exactly Avantgarde and Mlini are located, searching the pink façade on the horizon. On this boat we experienced a beautiful sunset that we will remember for a long time. With recharged batteries by the end of our vacation, with thoughts of coming back again, I remember this as one of our most relaxing vacations in such a lovely country and can’t wait to come back!

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    The Elaphites

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 26, 2011

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    The Elaphite Archipelago have all characteristics of mild Mediterranean climate. Summers are long, hot, dry and bright, winter short, mild and humid. It could be resort for great summer holidays or place where elderly people could spend winter season enjoying in mild climate conditions.

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    Crkva sv. Blagovjestenja

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 5, 2011

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    The church was closed during my visit and all about it had to research on the internet. It is located in the old city centre, the street Od puca nr. 8 and was built in 1877. There was small ortodox church, outside of the city walls, for the service of those whom local citizens called Vlahs. No matter fact that Vlahs did help alot with the contributes in rebuilding the city after the eartquake of 1667, the city authorities of that time never allowed them to build the church inside the city walls. The church preserve valuable valuable collection of icons, from 16 up to 19th century and about 18 paiintings of Vlaho Bukovac, famous Croatian painter.

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    To serve the city

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Jul 28, 2011

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    Tenancy of the Rector's Palace was both an honour and a duty for the nobility of independent Dubrovnik. They served the city in a monthly rotation, leaving wives and family at home elsewhere in the city for their time in office and were virtually confined to barracks - allowed only to leave the Palace on official city business . This custom lasted for hundreds of years, until 1806, when the republic fell to Napoleon's army. All the clocks in the palace have been stopped at 5.45pm ever since in remembrance.

    A palace has stood on this site since the 12th century, though the building we see today is a heavily restored medley of styles and periods, two huge powder explosions in the 15th century and and the earthquake in 1667 having wreaked considerable damage. Despite all that, it's a beautiful building with mellow stone vaulted arcades and a lovely inner courtyard. The courtyard is used for concerts during the summer months, and the museum includes the apartments of the Rector, the arsenal, courtroom and prison. The colonnaded front is particularly attractive, both for the decorative carvings on its pillars and for the shade it offers on a hot Dubrovnik day.

    Knezev Dvor - Rector's Palace

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    Old City's Placa (Main thoroughfare)

    by spidermiss Updated Jun 25, 2011

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    The Old City's Placa is the main thoroughfare of the Old Town. The thoroughfare consists of shops, cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and restaurants. The Placa divides the Old City's Northern and Southern Halves. The Placa was created in the 11th Century to rejoin the islet of Lava and the settlement upon by filling earth in the shallow channel which initially divided both area. Following the earthquake in 1667 the shape changed to what it is today.

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    Beaches right in the old Town

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Yes, they say there are beaches where you can swim, and not have to venture out to the suburbs. I found some "rustic" and hard to get to, but below are the locations. Few have sand, since the coast is mostly rock.

    Harbor cove below Fort St. Lawrence Great View on the backside of St. Lawrence fort Behind the town on water side A dro poff from the water side BAstion St. Peter SAnd beach right Bokar Fortress-Brsalje
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    The beach in Babin Kuk

    by georeiser Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Babin Kuk has the most popular beach in Dubrovnik. But it's not much space in front of the water, so make sure to be there before 11 AM to get closer to the water. All the beds and parasols are occupied after this time.

    Babin Kuk is also a calm and well visited place for families with children and retired people. But wonder how it can be so popular for children when it's no sandy beaches there. I saw a lot of small children with problems when they walked on the rubble stones to get into the water. They were standing there, screaming for their dad to carry them into the water. All the beaches in Dubrovnik has rubble stones.

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    The beach in Dubrava

    by georeiser Updated Apr 4, 2011

    All the beaches in Dubrovnik has rubble stones. No sandy beaches. Dubrava is on the other side of the headland north of Babin Kuk. The area is a popular recreation place, and the waterside is nice. But it's maybe too far away from the city.

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    Unique rocky beaches

    by xdescendx Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I loved the uncrowded rocky beaches!! There are tons to chose from and most have nearby accomodations. If this isn't your cup of tea, then there are plenty of little hidden wild beaches that will satisfy your needs.

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