“If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”
Another summer came to an end, and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to close this chapter.
When the chance to travel to Dubrovnik with hotelplan.ch & another group of bloggers became real, I already knew that such a trip would become an unforgettable experience. Scroll down to the end of the article to win a trip to Dubrovnik too.
There are few places in this world where I just keep going back to, over and over again. Croatia is on the top of this list.
I must say, my Balkans origins play a role – there is something about this culture that is simply so friendly, warm and that makes you feel always welcome.
In the past two years I spent a lot of time in the north, Istria. I was sailing close to Zadar, I got lost in Split and its beautiful surroundings, and when they asked me to travel to Dubrovnik I felt like I could complete my Croatian Bucket List.
The history of Dubrovnik is rich and glorious, like its natural features.
Our four days adventure started with the sweetest arrival at Rixos Libertas, a 5 stars Hotel with an incredible sea view. We had a relaxing dinner enjoying the sunset near the SPA.
The morning after, time for some sport! We went kayaking, discovered some hidden caves, and learnt about the history of the city while gazing the mermerizing water.
I probably belong to the 1% of the population who has never watched Game Of Thrones, but if you want to know where it has been filmed, then you have to visit Dubrovnik. We were told about the areas they filmed and visited them.
Dubrovnik is famous for its warm and extremely clean sea water, so we all wished to go sailing with the whole group than ended up having a wonderful time. An option for the sea lovers, who like me are not fan of touristic boat trips, is renting a sailing boat – and its captain too! – to feel connected with the water, and the wind .. something I personally love a lot. Sailing in the region, not far away from the city, we reached a gulf where the water was so clear that we could see through the bottom of the sea. Later on, we landed on the Island of Sipan for a fresh fish lunch, so good! An experience worth trying.
The old town took our breath away. Two km of walls surrounding restaurants, bars, shops, and historical treasures. We spent our last evenings discovering the culinary gems of the city. It’s hard for me to say what I liked most. The best fish we tasted was at Konoba Ribar, a ten tables restaurant that only accepts walks-in (no reservations). While waiting for your table, you can have a drink and enjoy the vibes.
Il segreto, absolutely WOW! As the waiter of another restaurant said when we asked for indications : Everybody goes to Segreto! No wonder! Italian fine cuisine meets Croatian dishes and fresh ingredients. To dye for.
Best Gelato: La Dolce Vita – the oldest Ice Cream shop in Dubrovnik. No matter how full you are, there will always be space for it.
Best drink: Beach Bar Dodo , mandatory at sunset . You’ ll be seating on swings and tasting an amazing local beer.
This kind of experiences are never easy to describe – would you like to try them too?
You have a chance to win a 2000 CHF travel to Dubrovnik organised by Hotelplan
I hope you’ll be able to visit this paradise on earth. Good luck!