Weather in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Region has a Mediterranean climate. It is located on the very south of the Croatian coast. Therefore, it is an attractive destination all year round for those seeking both historical and coastal experiences.
Summers are sunny and warm with lots of sunshine.
Winters are mild compared to many European destinations. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing.
Dubrovnik Old Town
The best time to visit Dubrovnik for a villa holiday is from April to October. The weather is nice and sunny. Everything is open and running, and the sea is calm, ideal for boat tours.
During spring and autumn, you can enjoy pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices. If you prefer a lively atmosphere with beach activities, summer might be the right choice despite the higher visitor numbers.
How to get to Dubrovnik
The easiest way to reach Dubrovnik is to fly to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). There you can simply take car rental or taxi. It takes less than half an hour drive to get to the city center.
It takes less than half an hour drive to get to the city center.
Next, you can fly to Tivat Airport (TIV), Montenegro, that is 2-hour ride away from Dubrovnik.
Our guests often choose Split Airport (SPU). It is 3.5 hours driving distance to Dubrovnik. It is a scenic drive with many wonderful places for stopovers.
Getting to Dubrovnik from any town in Croatia is easy thanks to the very good roads and freeway. Of course, the length of traveling depends on the distance.
Whenever time allows it, we recommend planning a stop for lunch and sightseeing. This way you can experience more of Croatia, instead just traveling from one place to another.
Furthermore, Dubrovnik has fast ferry connections with the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač.
If you are traveling to Dubrovnik from one of the islands, a private speedboat transfer service is the fastest option.
View of the islet Lokrum and red roofs of Dubrovnik Old Town taken from City Walls
Things to do in Dubrovnik during your villa holidays
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It offers a rich selection of activities, excursions, and experiences. Find the ones to your liking below.
Dubrovnik is a coastal city known for its stunning beaches and clear Adriatic waters. Below you can check out some of the most attractive beaches in and around Dubrovnik.
Located just east of Dubrovnik's Old Town, Banje Beach is one of the most popular and iconic beaches in Dubrovnik. It offers fantastic views of the city walls and is known for its lively atmosphere with beach bars and restaurants.
Sveti Jakov Beach
Sveti Jakov Beach is a secluded and quiet beach, in the eastern part of Dubrovnik city. Here you can enjoy the crystal-clear sea, swimming, and sunbathing when you get tired of your villa pool.
Copacabana Beach in Dubrovnik is in the Lapad area. The shore is made of fine pebbles. There are various water sports activities available. It is a great spot for families with children and active beachgoers.
Betina Cave Beach
For those looking for a more unique and secluded beach experience, Betina Cave Beach is a hidden gem. It is in a cave and offers a tranquil and private setting for sunbathing and swimming.
Betina Cave Beach
Sunj Beach is a popular sandy beach located on Lopud Island, accessible by boat from Dubrovnik. It is surrounded by shallow, calm waters, making it perfect for families and those looking to relax.
Famous for its dramatic setting at the foot of high cliffs, Pasjaca beach in the Konavle area is one of the most Instagrammable beaches in Dubrovnik. It is difficult to access, but the stunning views and crystal-clear sea make it an unforgettable experience.
Dubrovnik old town and its city walls have been under UNESCO protection since 1979. Discover this beautiful city with our list of the most important sights to include in your itinerary.
Dubrovnik City Walls
Start your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Dubrovnik City Walls. Walk along the well-preserved walls that surround the Old Town. You will enjoy views of the red-tiled roofs, the Adriatic Sea, and the islands.
Dubrovnik Old Town
After walking the City Walls of Dubrovnik, continue your Dubrovnik sightseeing wandering the streets of the old town.
Enter the old town at the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the Old Town.
Marvel at the Big Onofrio's Fountain, providing fresh water to the city and its symbolic significance.
Stroll down Stradun, the city's main street, adorned with charming shops, cafes, and historic buildings. The main promenade, a lively place full of diversities and lifeline of the town.
Visit Rector's Palace, an architectural gem that once served as the seat of the Republic of Ragusa.
Take a photo at the Orlando Column in front of the Dubrovnik Cathedral. Admire its Baroque architecture and discover the religious treasures housed within, including relics of St. Blaise, the city's patron saint.
End the city tour by finding a bar on the cliffs of the south side of the city walls. Relax with a refreshing drink and enjoy the sound of the sea.
In the background of Dubrovnik's old town, the Srd hill rises. It offers enchanting views of the city center and the Adriatic Sea.
You can reach this viewpoint by cable car. The drive itself is a pleasant and special experience. Alternatively, you can take a taxi that will take you to the most beautiful viewpoint on the Dubrovnik Riviera.
Panoramic view of Dubrovnik Old Town from Srd Hill
Just half a nautical mile from the old town, there is the small island of Lokrum. This nature reserve is 10 minutes away and is a favorite excursion and bathing spot for both locals and tourists.
Visit Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest botanical garden in Europe, just a 20-minute' drive from the city. In recent years it became popular because several scenes from Game of Thrones were taken here.
Dubrovnik Tours and Activities
Discover the natural beauty, culture, and nearby islands with a variety of day tours and activities from Dubrovnik. Check out some of the top picks:
Elaphite Islands Boat Tour
Elaphite Islands is the name for a group of islands in the Dubrovnik archipelago. A private boat trip is the best way to explore them. You will enjoy visiting hidden coves and swimming in the pristine Adriatic Sea.
Dubrovnik Walking Tour
For first-time visitors, the guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town is a great way to get introduced to this charming city on the Adriatic Coast. Join the group tour or book one of our private guides to meet Dubrovnik at your own pace.
Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik
If you are GoT fan, take a private guide to take you through the filming spots in King's Landing.
Dubrovnik Panorama Zipline Tour
If you are looking for excitement, you will like the Dubrovnik Panorama Zipline activity. In addition to adrenaline, you will also experience a wonderful view from above of the old town of Dubrovnik and the islands.
Dubrovnik Kayak Tour
The water activity, kayak tour in Dubrovnik, brings you the experience of Dubrovnik from a very special perspective. You will kayak along the city walls, to the islet of Lokrum and visit the caves. This tour is great as a private tour for families, groups of friends or as a team building activity.
View from Lokrum Island
Cavtat and Konavle Visit
A trip to Konavle, the Dubrovnik hinterland, will certainly enrich your Dubrovnik experience. Enjoy the beautiful nature and panoramic view, try traditional meals in one of the local taverns and enjoy local Dubrovnik wines. End the tour with a visit to Cavtat, one of the most charming coastal towns in Croatia.
Peljesac Wine Tasting and Oyster Farm Visit
Go on a wine tasting tour to the Peljesac peninsula, the most famous wine region in Croatia. Combine it with a visit to Oyster Farm in the Bay of Mali Ston.
Peljesac Aerial View
Mljet Island Boat Tour
If you want to get away from the city and enjoy privacy, we recommend a private boat tour to the island of Mljet. Agree with the captain about where you want to stop for swimming, lunch, or a walk. Some of the recommendations are lunch in Sipanska Luka and a visit to the unique sandy bay of Saplunara. Enjoy cruising the Adriatic Sea.
One of the most popular day trips from Dubrovnik is a trip to neighboring Montenegro. Enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, the church of Our Lady of Rocks and the old town of Kotor.
Swimming by the waterfalls is excellent refreshment during hot summer days. A trip to Kravice National Park will meet your expectations. You can combine it with a visit to Mostar, the city where East meets West. Alternatively, you can visit the Medjugorje Shrine.
Restaurants in Dubrovnik
The gastronomic offer in Dubrovnik is at a very high level. While the city is proud of its rich history, Dubrovnik's renowned chefs strive to present the best of their historical and cultural heritage to the world through delicious dishes.
Check out some of the most popular restaurants in Dubrovnik in the list below.
Restaurant 360 is the go-to fancy restaurant in Dubrovnik with Michelin star. What makes it extra special is its spot on the historic Dubrovnik city walls.
Proto Fish Restaurant is one of the most iconic restaurants in Dubrovnik, located in the historic core. It is popular for its fresh fish, seafood and dishes prepared following traditional recipes.
Posat is a must-visit restaurant if you are fan of a seafood. It sits just outside the city walls, offering fantastic food and sea views. Moreover, it’s perfect for bigger gatherings or if you're looking for a special place to celebrate something important while you're in Dubrovnik.
Nautika boasts a beautiful waterfront terrace with stunning views of the city walls and fortresses of Bokar and Lovrijenac. In addition, the food and service are at an enviably high level.
Restaurant Panorama, as the name suggests, boasts a panoramic view of Dubrovnik. It is located on a viewpoint Hill Srd. The best time to visit is during sunset. Then the views of the city and the islands are truly magnificent.