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Terracotta roofs rise up against impossibly blue water, while earth-coloured walkways lead back in time – this is Dubrovnik. Sitting in a small corner of the Croatian coast, this old fortress town is a bastion of history and culture, a picture-perfect postcard of scenic views, and a landmark of laidback lifestyle. The rugged Old Town is a mishmash of smooth marble streets, impressive Baroque architecture, and the endless glistening waters of the Adriatic Sea. You can climb up and along the ancient city walls and marvel at the mesmerising view of muted rooftops and bustling laneways, or take the cable car up the tree-flecked hillside and feel like a king at the top of his kingdom. It’s impossible not to be enchanted by Dubrovnik, with its cosy pizza parlours, authentic bars, and eye-catching buildings. Step back in time with one of our apartments in Dubrovnik. Choose from a selection of budget flats and boutique accommodation for the perfect place to stay whilst you dig into the city’s rich history.
The historic backdrop of Dubrovnik provides the perfect holiday hotspot, with old walls that cradle delicious eateries and quirky museums, and the sparkling Adriatic Sea that’s home to a smattering of lush islands. Dubrovnik accommodation is just as picturesque, with an endless supply of charming guesthouses and boutique hotels tucked away down the winding streets and a large collection of cheap apartments that all proffer incredible views. The small size of the city means that everything is within walking distance, giving it a cosy feel whatever kind of accommodation you choose to stay in.
We have a selection of Dubrovnik apartments situated near the major landmarks of the city, placing you in the centre of all the action.
Just off the coast of Dubrovnik you’ll find the Elaphiti Islands, a collection of paradise isles boasting palm-fringed, pearlescent beaches, clear blue waters, and a quiet, laidback atmosphere that you can only find in the middle of the Adriatic Sea.
Whilst there are eight islands in the group, only three are inhabited, and it is these three that attract the most visitors with their hillside villages and old-world traditions. You can hop over to any of the Elaphiti Islands from Dubrovnik Port, and many of them are visible from the city walls.
There’s Kolocep, also known as Kalamota, which is the smallest of the inhabited islands and is situated literally moments from the coast of Dubrovnik. As the nearest island to the mainland, it boasts a pocket of paradise just seconds from the hustle and bustle of the old city centre.
Next, there’s Lopud, which is the busiest island of the archipelago with hundreds of visitors heading to its shores every day. Here, you can find some of the best beaches on this part of the coast, with wide, empty stretches of sand and warm, shallow waters.
Stradun might be the centre of Dubrovnik and the busiest street, but it’s the winding alleyways that tail off it where you’ll find the real personality of Dubrovnik. Step away from the smooth limestone boulevard and venture into the rabbit-warren of laneways that boast a collection of fascinating handmade craft shops, delicious family-run pizzerias, and cosy bars tucked away from the hordes of tourists.
Really get to know Dubrovnik from a local’s perspective with our range of Dubrovnik apartments, from boutique studios hidden away from the crowds to budget flats nestled in the centre of the action.
Dubrovnik Airport isn’t far from the city centre, though it’s worth remembering that the entire Old Town is pedestrian-only, which means if you are staying there you won’t be able to get transport the entire way. Luckily, the centralised pedestrian area is quite small, so it’s likely you won’t have to struggle very far with your luggage.
Getting to the Old Town in the first place is easy, quick, and cheap. There’s an airport bus that travels from the airport to Pile Gate at the western entrance of the Old Town. Buses leave every fifteen minutes and offer great views of the city as you come in. Alternatively, there are a number of local bus services that travel from the airport to the Old Town. They stop a lot on the way, so might not be ideal if you’re in a hurry. Finally, you can get a taxi which will either drop you at the western or eastern entrance of the Old Town – again, you won’t be able to get taken right to the door if you’re staying in the tangle of pedestrianised alleyways.