Honeymooning in Dubrovnik: Sun, Sea and Culture
Here at Dreamwedding, we love a destination wedding and it seems that more and more couples are loving them too. The attraction of sunshine, sea views and good exchange rates means couples are widening the search when it comes to the location of their wedding.
Croatia is a tourism hotspot right now, and it is fast becoming a wedding hotspot thanks to its coastline, history, food and vibrant culture. It is also a country that has plenty to offer to honeymooning couples, wether you want a mini moon (a short break) or an extended maximoon.
One of the must-see stops on any trip to the Dalmatian coast is Dubrovnik. Whether you want to swim in the cool clear Adriatic ocean or do some sightseeing in the old city, there is something for every couple. History surrounds you in this ancient city. The city boasts of many of the oldest buildings in the world, including the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world. As soon as you step into the walled city of Dubrovnik you are transported back in time thanks to the ancient walls and building that make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Some may recognise the city as the setting for the fictional city of King's Landing in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones. If you're a fan then you can take a guided tour of the locations used in the show, but if you've never seen it you can still enjoy the tour and take in some amazing views of the city. Walk in the footsteps of Cersei Lannister, stand where Joffrey Baratheon once stood or take in the views of where battles and weddings took place.
If you're planning on booking a tour visit the Dubrovnik Tourist Board office in Pile at the gates of the old city, and they can assist you with everything you need to know about the tour and the city.
When the temperature rises it can get hot and sweaty within the old town, so head to the beach in Lapad to cool down. While you won't find golden sand in Dubrovnik (most Croatian beaches are rocky) you will get cool, clear sea that is utterly refreshing. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the coast where you can eat and drink while looking out to theAdriatic Sea, or if you prefer something that's a bit more adrenalin pumping there are plenty of activities on offer.
The cable car up to Mount Srd is one of the best ways to see the city. At the top you have panoramic views of the city, its coastland and small islands dotted out at sea. You can also enjoy a bite to eat or a drink (as well as the breeze) at the top – just don't miss the last cable car to the bottom.
You can spend a few days in Dubrovnik and see its main attractions, or spend longer investigating the newer parts of the city and the islands that are just a short ferry ride away. Whatever you decide you will have a holiday you will never forget