Why visit Dubrovnik in 2023


Why Visit Dubrovnik in 2023

When it comes to the perfect holiday destination, it’s hard to look past Dubrovnik, Croatia. 2021 will mark the start of a three-year celebration of Dubrovnik’s 2023 UNESCO World Heritage of the Cultural Landscape and its 2,000 years of history, making this the perfect opportunity to plan ahead and book your trip for 2023.

Unique Beaches

The city of Dubrovnik is situated along the Dalmatian Coast, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. Along the 40 kilometres of coast, there are several stunning beaches to choose from. There’s:

  • Spa Beach – Located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town, this beach is the perfect spot to relax and take in the stunning views of the city walls and Fort Lovrijenac.
  • Wide Beach – A stunning sandy crescent beach surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters, bordering on the Elaphite Islands.
  • Cavtat Beach – This picturesque beach is located just a short 15-minute drive south of Dubrovnik, with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Historical Sites

The 2023 UNESCO World Heritage designation and the 2,000-year-old history of Dubrovnik make for an amazing opportunity for sightseeing. With sights such as:

  • The Old Town – One of the most iconic and historically important places, within Dubrovnik’s Old Town you can find the famous city walls and towers plus several incredible monuments and churches
  • Lokrum Island – A stunning island just 600 meters off the coast of Dubrovnik with a wide range of flora, a variety of birds and a monastery. Visitors can take a quick 15-minute ferry ride to this stunning natural reserve.
  • Konavle Valley – South of Dubrovnik lies this incredibly picturesque destination – known for its stunning views, untouched nature and variety of local products.

A Celebration of Culture

The city of Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, and with its renowned festivals, cultural events, and world-class restaurants there is no shortage of culture here. Some 2023 activities to look out for include:

  • The Dubrovnik International Film Festival – Dubrovnik’s most popular cultural event, this summer festival has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years.
  • The Dubrovnik Summer Festival – This month-long festival is held in the month of July and features some of the finest theatrical performances, music and other social events.
  • The Artichoke Festival – Every year in autumn, visitors can attend this unique festival and try locally-produced artichokes in all sorts of new and exciting ways!

With these and many more reasons to visit coming in 2023, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to the incredible city of Dubrovnik!

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