A TOWN THAT DOES NOT
LEAVE ANYONE INDIFFERENT
With a suitcase worldwide
The southern-most city in Croatia, stretched along the incredibly blue Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is certainly the best known jewel of the Croatian tourism, described once upon a time by the writer George Bernard Shaw, saying "Those looking for the Heaven on the Earth must come to Dubrovnik". The old town walls with towers from the 15th century surround the historical city center, pronounced the protected monument of the UNESCO World Heritage, in 1979. Ideally located, under the name Ragusa, since the 12th century it used to be a rich and powerful Republic, even having a huge fleet of trading ships in the 16th century, but a catastrophic earthquake destroyed it in 1667. However, the town was reconstructed and shines today in its full beauty and wealth.
In this and such Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board hosted journalists from Serbia, featuring it as a desirable tourism destination,nominated by the World Travel Award 2011 in several categories, among which the most important ones are The Leading European Tourist Destination (24,000 beds, 43 hotels, private accommodation, hostels, camping sites, links in the ACI Marina Miho Pracat, charter ships) and the Leading European Cruising Destination (in 2010, Dubrovnik was visited by about 960,000 guests from cruising ships).
The kind hosts informed the Serbian journalists of this city, providing the tourists with countless opportunities, from enjoying the Stradun walks, the walls and the corn of the Old Town, the funicular railway climbing to the Srđ Hill, with the view from it to almost all Elaphite Islands (Greek elaphos = deer, the shape they get when looked from the air) a visit to Trsteno and Ston Fortress, visits and wine tasting in Đurovića Cave, just under the departure lane of the Ćilipi Airport, relaxing in the shade of Konavoski Castles, with ham, goat cheese and the local white or red wine, letting the senses enjoy the gastronomic offer in one of the restaurants, such as Nautica, under Lovrijenac, the panoramic restaurant on the Srđ Hill, Orsana on the Gruž, Klarisi at Stradun, or Villa Koruna in Ston, with the sea food specialties , especially oysters, fish, a carob cake and other tasty food.
Dubrovnik was for centuries a place visited by salesmen, explorers, unexpected guests, travel describers. Thus, in 1897, the Grand Hotel Imperial was constructed as the first luxurious modern hotel, with all facilities of the contemporary civilization. The present tourists have got the opportunity to use with even more hedonism the advantages of the luxurious hotels, such as Villa Dubrovnik, Importanna, More, Argentina, Excelsior, Hilton, Radisson Blu, Admiral, Kazbek and others, in which the prices vary from several tens to several thousands Euros per person daily, but also the opportunity to spend a week in a three star private accommodation for EUR.200, take food in a chosen restaurant, visit museums and fortresses and drive by the town transportation.
Anyway, whether considered as another outstanding attraction on the Mediterranean cruising, or like George Bernard Shaw as 'the Heaven on the Earth', Dubrovnik is certainly a city that does not leave anyone indifferent and this fact should be enjoyed by the open mind and full senses.
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