Dalmatia, Dubrovnik Region

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Dubrovnik region

The Dubrovnik & Neretva region is the southernmost county of Croatia. Dubrovnik is, without a doubt, the strongest motive for millions of visitors year after year and, therefore is, rightfully called The Pearl of The Adriatic. In Dubrovnik, you can find your private bay for a family beach day and experience the most beautiful sunsets. Stroll down the city's famed Stradun street in the evening, and you will witness traditional and contemporary artistic performances by local and worldwide artists.

Visit the southernmost Croatian town of Cavtat, situated in Dubrovnik's vicinity, and enjoy the scents of rich Mediterranean and subtropical plants, beautiful bays, beaches, and nearby isles. The town of Cavtat, which offers rich folklore and many recreational opportunities, represents a picture frame for this picturesque town, important as a tourist center, and as a destination for an active vacation.

The pearls of the Dubrovnik-Neretva region are National Park of Mljet, the Elafiti Islands, and the islands of Lastovo and Korčula - the hometown of a famous travel writer and explorer Marko Polo. The nearest mainland to the island is the peninsula of Pelješac and its touristic center of Orebić.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy in Dubrovnik-Neretva county is taken very seriously. Hence, centuries-old traditional recipes get passed on from generation to generation and remain preserved. Although the area is vibrant, the food is slow. The dish you get on the plate is the representation of dedicated hard work to grow and produce the best ingredients: the vegetables and fruits from the fertile Neretva valley, the exquisite seafood freshly caught each morning, the selection of the best wines from Konavle, Korčula or Pelješac.

The Dubrovačka Rožata, a custard pudding aromatized with a traditional rose petal liqueur, is Dubrovnik's gastronomical heritage. Its original recipe is preserved to this day, so trying it during your visit to Dubrovnik is mandatory.

The nature around the Dubrovnik-Neretva county is blessed with numerous local and indigenous aromatic plants and herbs. Most of them are used as spices for traditional dishes, but their true essence comes to light when they aromatize homemade tasty liquors and brandies.

Active holiday

The possibilities for an active vacation in Dubrovnik-Neretva county are many: explore the extraordinary nature of Lastovo Archipelago Nature park, or embark on an island-hopping tour of the Elafiti islands' archipelago.c.

Due to the specific geographical appearance of its coast, richness in islands, peninsulas, and bays, and to its lush vegetation, many forests and valuable cultural heritage, the western part the Island of Mljet is also listed as a Croatian National park. The island is famous for another phenomenon – two seawater lakes. Considering the possibilities of sports recreation, Mljet is a denominated destination for an active vacation in Dubrovnik-Neretva county.

Admirers of cultural heritage are bound to explore one of the undoubted regional attractions. The Wall of Ston with a length of even 5,5 km, the second-largest wall in the world, right after the Great Wall of China.