Day 1 - Walk / Get lost in the Old Town
Day 2 - Beach
Day 3 - Excursion 1
Day 4 - Island Hopping
Day 5 - Excursion 2
|There are approximately 1,200 islands off the coast of Croatia|
We called all the numbers in Rick Steve's book to find a place to stay. Many were already booked, and others had minimum stays of longer than the 3 days we needed. We ended up finding Dubrovnik Apartment Source http://www.dubrovnikapartmentsource.com/ They were great! They have tons of gorgeous places to choose from, all vetted by the DAS team. We even booked our taxi from the airport to the Old Town through the website. Deciding on the resort was also difficult. We deferred to TripAdvisor for that decision. Among the top rated was Hotel Bellvue (http://www.hotel-bellevue.hr/Home.aspx?PageID=1&gohome=true) Rates started at about $330/ night. Personally, I didn't think it was worth it. Even our "upgraded" room was quite bare. There are no elevators to take you to your floor, so we had to lug around our huuuge suitcases down several flights of stairs. Yes, I did say "down" stairs. The reason is the hotel was built on the side of a cliff. You walk in from the street level to the lobby, and all rooms are downstairs from there, wrapping around the side of the cliff.
The Old Town of Dubronik is a picturesque, pedestrian area with beautiful, narrow streets surrounded by a wall 2 kilometers around. The bulk of the existing walls and fortifications was constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries but they were continually extended and strengthened up to and including the 17th century. The wall was built to protect this vulnerable city on the sea.
|A view of the Old City|