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Dubrovnik Croatia

The Croatian coast has given life to several scenes from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones since 2012. Recent data shows that 244,000 tourists have visited Dubrovnik, just one of the locations where the series films. Fans are always eager to walk the streets of Qarth when in Trogir or stroll across Kings Landing in Dubrovnik.

Where can you find the best yogurt dough? Yes, yogurt dough!One of the most famous desserts in Croatia is fritule. It is an integral part of the culture of the coastal region and is considered a must-serve, especially during holidays in Dalmatia. Fritule is made from a mixture of flour, eggs, dry yeast, and warm water, milk, or yogurt. The dough is formed in small balls, fried in oil and covered with powdered sugar. While they are similar in taste to doughnuts, fritule also has the distinct flavor of the individual ingredients tossed into the mix, such as raisins, lemon zest, rum, or apples.

Croatia boasts 1,100 miles of impressive mainland coastline and over 1,200 nearby islands. So why not explore Croatia by cruise? Croatia's cruise season generally runs from Mid-April to mid-October. Start with Dubrovnik, coined the pearl of the Adriatic. UNESCO lists Dubrovnik's old town center as a world heritage site.

Old town Dubrovnik - Croatia

Fun Facts about Dubrovnik:

  • The oldest, longest-operating pharmacy is in Dubrovnik.

  • One of the city’s famous attractions is its striking stone boundary. The walls were constructed between the 12th and 17th centuries.

  • The city is a familiar background on the silver screen.

  • Many tourists consider Dubrovnik as Kings Landing, the capital of Westeros.

  • Dubrovnik is cut off from the rest of Croatia.

  • Just north of the city, a 12-mile strip of Bosnia and Herzegovina cuts Croatia in two.

Dubrovnik from above - Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of the best ways to visit Dubrovnik is by cruise ship. A Mediterranean cruise itinerary could include departing from Athens, Greece; hopping over to Montenegro (Motor); jumping through 5 Croatian destinations - Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Sibenik, and Zadar, then how about ending your cruise in Venice, Italy? What a fabulous way to visit 3 countries in one week..

Sample itinerary of Mediterranean cruise, including Dubrovnik - Croatia

When you are ready to get started planning your trip to Dubrovnik, and/or the rest of Croatia and the Mediterranean, schedule a chat and we'll collaborate on your trip of a lifetime.

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