If you’re keen to take self catering holidays to Croatia, why not make the most of your trip by staying in the exciting city of Dubrovnik? Not only is it one of the best places to visit in Croatia, but it is also the ideal base for a variety of fantastic day trips.
One such adventure to be had during your stay in villas in Dubrovnik is sea kayaking. Spending a day out on the water will allow you to see the city from an altogether different perspective, as well as enjoy trips into caves while in your kayak.
If you would rather stay on terra firma, however, you will find that the attractive seaside town of Cavtat is a short bus ride away. Here you will find a great range of restaurants and cafes to enjoy at the picturesque harbour.
However, if you are keen to do a little more exploring, you can always visit some of the town’s excellent architectural feats, such as the Rector’s Palace – or Knezev Dvor – and the Racic Mausoleum, which was designed by sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
Another great way to escape the city crowds is to take a short boat ride to the island of Lokrum. Offering a gorgeous setting for a day’s relaxation, here you will be able to take idyllic walks through the beautiful pine trees, stroll around the botanical gardens or simply idle away a few hours reclining on the sand.
Offering another island option are the Elaphiti Islands, which can be explored during a boat trip. There are three islands to visit, each providing its own unique attractions, from fruit orchards to beautiful beaches.
To get a flavour of Dubrovnik culture, why not head into the Konavle Valley and visit one of its 20 villages? Cilipi, one of its largest populated areas, holds performances of its local dance, the Lindo, each Sunday morning. Featuring colourful native costumes and lively dancing, this is the ideal activity for a fun day trip.
For a unique experience of Croatia, travelling to Dubrovnik cannot be beaten. Here you can enjoy the city life while also having the option of making incredible day trips whenever you please.