The city of Dubrovnik in the region of Dalmatia, lining the Adriatic Sea, is a treasure trove of historical monuments waiting to be discovered. An orange-roofed bastion of maritime trade from ancient times to today, Dubrovnik has experienced the cultural thrust of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Establishing itself as a free state of the Republic of Ragusa and becoming a vassal-state of the Kingdom of Hungary, the diverse linguistic and cultural offerings will fascinate the intrepid traveler.
Despite experiencing damage after being besieged during the Croatian War of Independence, the town is miraculously considered as one of the ten most well-preserved walled cities in the world. It is no wonder that the popular show ‘Game of Thrones’ decided to use Dubrovnik as a backdrop when filming. Saunter over old walkways like royalty as you explore the myriad forts and take in the beauty of the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral and limestone-paved promenade of Stradun (Main Street) in the center.
Spanning the months of July and August, the annual Dubrovnik summer festival pumps the air with the sights and sounds of open-air music, theater, film and performance art. Adding to its nautical history, wine-growing has also been a source of pride for locals of the city for centuries. Be sure to admire the vineyards and picturesque landscapes in Dubrovnik and on the neighboring islands. In honor of this viticultural tradition, late September plays host to the Dubrovnik International Wine and Jazz Festival, where visitors can wile away sunny days to the smooth crooning of visiting troupes.
Let Milk and Honey take you on a tour of all things Dalmatian when you visit the wonderful city of Dubrovnik!