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Visit Dubrovnik in Spring

While summer is the most popular time for trips to Dubrovnik, spring (or autumn) can be the best option to explore and enjoy this jewel of the Adriatic and be one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Europe. Here are the top 5 reasons why a visit to Dubrovnik in spring is the best idea in the world!

Warm Mediterranean climate

Did you know that Dubrovnik has a mild Mediterranean climate with about 250 sunny days or 2670 sunny hours per year? The pleasant temperatures of 15°C to 25°C make every tour from April to June an ideal choice to explore Dubrovnik on foot, by car or by boat. And that brings us to…

The sapphire Sea and the islands

The Adriatic Sea, an offshoot of the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and (in particular) Croatia, is considered one of the cleanest waters in the world. With a completely different coastal shape – a straight Italian coast, almost without islands – in contrast to the established Croatian coast, which is blessed with more than 1,200 islands and cliffs, of which 69 are inhabited! Located in the southern part of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik offers not only a picturesque location by the sea, but also stunning scenery and easy access to the surrounding islands – the Lokrum Nature Park, which is just a stone’s throw away, as well as to the Elafiti Islands, a group of 13 beautiful islands for relaxing, swimming and fishing. sail.

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A walk on the beach and admiring the sapphire sky or the surrounding islands is a great opportunity to visit Dubrovnik at any time of the year. However, if you arrive in the spring, you can even start sunbathing or even take your first bath of the season, as the sea temperatures are between 19° C and 22 °C. Even if you are not ready for this, you can enjoy the incredible panoramic view from the famous city walls or have a cocktail in the beautiful café by the sea.

Beautiful blooming nature

While Dubrovnik is best known for its iconic walls or the panorama of the Old Town, the nature that surrounds the city and its surroundings is no less charming. Admire the blooming nature, feel the salty mist on your cheeks and the gentle breeze fluttering your hair, breathe in the scents of herbs, trees and flowers… reconnect with nature.

Take a day trip to Kalamota, Lopud or Shipan, the only islands inhabited by Elaphites, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the island. If you have only a few hours, visit the green oasis of Dubrovnik – the island of Lokrum, which is just a short boat ride away. On Lokrum, you can visit the arboretum, admire the island in the company of peacocks and rabbits, or visit historical sights shown in the HBO series Game of Thrones.”

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The village of Trsteno with the oldest arboretum in Europe, or the Peljesac Peninsula, famous for its vineyards and oyster farms, as well as the second longest wall in the world in the picturesque town of Ston are a short drive away. From Peljesac, an hour by ferry will take you to the natural wonder, the Mljet National Park, one of eight such parks in Croatia.

Healthy seasonal nutrition

The queen of the season is oysters, the growing season of which begins in March. If you ask the locals, the best way to eat them is to harvest them by hand in raw form with a little freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you are an oyster lover, we recommend that you visit the Oyster Festival in Mali Stone or go to the oyster tasting to taste the best oysters directly from the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to combine oysters or other marine-style dishes with prestigious plonks that can be found in the various cellars of the Peljesac Peninsula. Dingach and Tat are among the best red plonks made from Plavec Mali grapes and are closely related to their relative Zinfandel from California.

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If you prefer a plant-based diet, in addition to the variety of the usual greens, try one of the less well-known edible wild plants and salads, such as nettles, chicory leaves (beetles), dandelion leaves and Dalmatian specialties – wild asparagus (cooking and cribs). All these are fantastic bitter salads or interesting ready-made dishes, for example, with eggs. Adventure and nature lovers can also choose two of their favorite activities: hiking and cooking by mixing and harvesting vegetables themselves in their free time.

On Easter, on Good Friday, you can try the popular dish with bacalar fish, delicious panetone bread or sweet frittula dumplings, and on Easter Sunday, richly decorated specialties of lamb and eggs are offered.

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