Written by Missy Johnston
Known as the “jewel of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, Croatia dates back to the 13th century, when it was an independent merchant republic. Luckily when visiting today on a private yacht charter, the old town remains largely the same as it was 700 years ago. And the best way to visit is as a stop on a luxury yacht charter.
Old Town Croatia Fortifications
There are only two entrances to the old town, with the Dubrovnik walls surrounding the area. Built between the 13th and 16th centuries, visitors can actually tour the walls on an official “wall walk.” Snap some inspiring pictures as you take this two kilometer walk filled with stunning views.
Stradun by Night
Visit the Stradun (the city’s promenade) and one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe at the Franciscan Monastery. There are a multitude of other historical sites to see here, including the baroque church of St. Blaise and the Orlando Column, a favorite spot for locals to gather and meet.
Dubrovnik Old Port
If you’re a true museum aficionado, there are several to explore, such as Rectors’ Palace, the Maritime Museum, and Ethnographic Museum Rupe. Festival lovers should plan their yacht charter during the summer, when the Dubrovnik Summer Festival takes place. Enjoy music, theater, and dance. There’s even a live performance of Hamlet at Lovrijenac Tower.
Game of Thrones film location Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones fans will feel like a Lannister as they walk through old town—the setting for “King’s Landing” in this beloved television series. Stroll down the same street where Cersei took her walk of shame, visit the House of the Undying, and see the real Blackwater Bay (Pile Bay). It’s a true GOT delight (without the dragons, of course)!
This jewel may be old, but that is what provides the unique shines which is as bright as ever. See it for yourself on a luxury yacht charter.