Dalmatian Coast (Dubrovnik) Cheap Flight Deals
Dalmatian Coast (Dubrovnik): Introduction
Dubrovnik is one of Croatia's most beautiful and historical cities, which has the added bonus of being located on the spectacular Dalmatian coast. Whether you're booking flights to Dubrovnik for a long weekend or are planning to spend a week or two discovering the city and surrounding area, there is plenty to keep you occupied.
As the flight to Dubrovnik from London typically takes around three hours, it's perfectly viable to travel to Croatia for just a few days if you don't have longer to spare. Monarch also offers flights from Manchester and Birmingham airports, so it shouldn't be difficult to find a flight that suits you.
Why book flights to Dubrovnik?
Dubrovnik is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and with good reason. This wonderful city is home to stunning architecture and many outstanding landmarks, not least of all the impressive city walls that encircle the Old City. These ramparts have protected Dubrovnik for centuries and the views from the top are breathtaking.
Other landmarks of note in the city include the Rectors Palace, the Sponza Palace, St Johns Fort, the large Onfrios fountain and the main street Placa, which is lined by Baroque buildings and is truly beautiful in its simplicity.
There is more to Dubrovnik than its fascinating history, though, with the city located next to some truly stunning beaches and within easy reach of some of Croatia's most picturesque islands and coastal resorts. Banje Beach is one of the closest to the city - a sandy-pebbly stretch that usually has calm waters.
Another popular option is Lapad Bay, while the island of Lokrum is just a ten-minute boat ride from the city making it a good choice for a day trip.
Top resorts near Dubrovnik
If you don't fancy spending your entire holiday in the city, you can head to one of Croatia's stunning Adriatic resorts that are within easy reach of Dubrovnik. If you have the time, it's worth spending a few days discovering some of Dubrovnik's sites before you head elsewhere, though.
Here are some of the best places to visit if you're looking for a beach break in Croatia:
• Mljet - This is the largest island in the Dubrovnik archipelago and part of a national park. The main port here is Sobra and there are some outstanding beaches located around the isle's coast.
• Korcula - Another island, Korcula is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway. Boasting secluded coves, olive groves, vineyards and natural harbours, it's ideal if you want to combine a seaside escape with a spot of traditional Croatian culture.
• Lopud - Lopud is one of the Elaphite Islands and is renowned for its glorious sandy beaches. It also has lots of small churches, forts and other architectural gems just waiting to be discovered. Walking to Cape Benesin to watch the sunset is a real must here.
• Slano - This is one of the peaceful harbour towns on the mainland, which boasts a picturesque sandy bay. The area around the village is agricultural, with olives, fruit, tobacco, herbs and grapes among the produce grown here. It's the perfect tranquil retreat if you want to get away from it all and avoid hordes of other tourists.
Dalmatian Coast (Dubrovnik) holiday resorts
|Dubrovnik Holidays||21 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Cavtat Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Korcula Holidays||4 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Plat Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Slano Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Stikovica Zaton, Dubrovnik Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Sipan Island Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Lopud Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Mljet Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Mlini Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Orasac Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|