This historic town of Dubrovnik is located on the southern part of the Croatian coast, in the region called Dalmatia. The Dubrovnik region encompasses a narrow band of the mainland and numerous nearby islands. This area is one of the most popular travel destinations in the whole Croatia.
As Dubrovnik is the most southern city in Croatia, the most practical way to reach it is to do so by air, especially as there’s a very good frequency of flights during the summer months (Dubrovnik Airport is situated only 20 km south of Dubrovnik).
Dubrovnik can be also reached by numerous buses, by high-speed catamaran from the islands (Hvar, Brac, Korcula and Mljet) as well as Split and Makarska. Dubrovnik port is linked by an overnight ferry with Italian port of Bari which runs only during the summer.
To the north-west of Dubrovnik extends the Dubrovnik coastal area, with a whole string of friendly villages,
of which the largest and most important is Slano.
Further you will find the Peljesac peninsula, the second-largest peninsula in Croatia. The historic little town of Ston sits at the very beginning of Peljesac and proudly boasts walls 5.5 kilometres in length. This area is known for its salt production and the cultivation of tasty shellfish.
Just out from the coast of the Dubrovnik region there is a series of
islands, beginning to the west with Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet and
continuing with the Elaphite islands, of which the largest are Sipan,
Kolocep and Lopud.
The island of Korcula is the sixth-largest island on the Adriatic Sea. Its beautiful beaches and inlets, olive groves and vineyards and ancient island villages draw a great many visitors to this island.
The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest populated islands on the Adriatic. It offers beautiful inlets and beaches to all those who want to enjoy a holiday in completely untouched nature.
The island of Mljet, thanks to its abundant greenery, is one of the most attractive islands on the Adriatic. There are two lakes on the island itself: the Large Lake and the Small Lake. Very close to Dubrovnik extend the Elaphite Islands, whose sandy beaches and Mediterranean atmosphere are a magnet for nature-lovers.
Close to Dubrovnik extends the Zupa Dubrovacka, and along the coast of this region a series of beautiful tourist resorts: Kupari, Srebreno, Mlini, Soline and Plat.
Konavle is the southernmost part of Croatia. This region is enclosed to the north by hills and to the south by the Adriatic Sea.
It extends eastwards all the way to the Prevlaka peninsula and westwards to the small town of Cavtat. Cavtat is a picturesque Mediterranean town, whose charms attract a great many visitors.