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Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also known as the pearl of the Adriatic, which is truly a fitting description. Its name means “oak tree forest” and the history of its walls go back to the 7th century. This elegant fortified city, surrounded by the ocean, has served as shelter to vast empires. The light shines a blue shimmer upon the houses and the monuments, and, as you pass through its streets, you feel like being in an open-air museum. The Dalmatian coast spreads out from here in its splendour and incredible beaches, some still liberated from the touristic masses. Here history and modern life blends in perfection. Enter the city through the majestic Pile Portal, which impressive architecture was used for the scenery for the famous TV show, Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik is an ode to culture and must not be missed.
Main City Zagreb
Surface 21.35 km²
Looking for a place to have a bit to eat? Or to have a drink next to the sea and just relax? Or perhaps a bar to start the evening party? Here you have it all. The Eastwest is a bar located right on the beach, south of the wall. The location is truly delightful with views are towards the fort as well as the island in front. The food can be a bit pricey while the parties are outstanding. The summer evenings at Eastwest are the best in town. Enjoy good music, smiling people and see the atmosphere growing while the sunlight fades. Have your drink at the bar or directly on the beach. To dance next to the sea while enjoying a refreshing cocktail is an extraordinary experience. May the night begin!
As you are walking around inside the wall you might very well find this, surprising, door. Follow the stairs to find a bar, literally embedded in the mountain, with views to the sea. You are not dreaming, actually you are in a typical bar in this city. “Buza” means hole and in this case it literally means a hole in the rock. It is not easy to find the entry; there is only a sign that says “Drinks”, although perhaps you will run into it by accident, as through pure mystery. Enjoy a drink or an Ozujsko (local Croatian beer) while you enjoy the blue scenery. By the way, it is useful to know that it is custom to give a little tip in Dubrovnik. Once you are done with your drinks try go for a dip in the sea. And beyond anything else, relax until you forget your name!
The closest island to Dubrovnik, just 700 meters away, is Lokrum, a paradise full of cypresses, pine forest, peacocks and exotic flowers. If you are a nudism aficionado here on this island you may practise it naturally. You are really close to the city, although it is odd, you feel really far away. The landscape is so beautiful it hurts! Go diving in its crystal clear waters and visit the wonderful Mare Muorto lake. And keep in mind; the legend says that him/her that sleeps on the Lokrum Island never come back. A bit further away, one hour and a half away, there is another island well worth the visit: Mljet, which encompasses a multitude of enigmas. This is the island where Ulysses suffered the spells of the nymph Calypso during seven years as told by the Odyssey. Get inside its mysterious forests and feel how nature vibrates and make you vibrate with it.