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Destination guide

Relish fine dining, sunsets and shopping at Dalyan villas

Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations for travellers from all over the world. Its historic walls and iconic red-tile roofs across the city's tightly packed buildings have become a symbol of Croatian beauty and excellence. While the city gained prominence recently for being a filming location for 'Game of Thrones', its importance dates back centuries. You'll find historical sites all over town, from the harbour to Main Street. Of course, travellers more interested in modern attractions can still find extensive shopping and dining opportunities. Croatia luxury villas are prevalent throughout the city, but more affordable options are available as well.

 
Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Dubrovnik

A journey through Dubrovnik's rich past and awesome historical sights usually starts with a walk around the 1.2-mile length of the medieval walls. As you climb from keep to tower to keep, you'll spy out the people-filled souvenir shops of Stradun – the Old Town's main street – below. And talking of below, that area of weathered piazzas and churches is laden with excellent museums. There's the Rector's Palace Cultural History Museum and its vaulted rooms with relics from the Ragusan Republic. Or, admire the Gothic and Renaissance facade of the Sponza Palace, now home to the Dubrovnik city archives.

Activities

What to do near Dubrovnik holiday homes

Dubrovnik holiday rentals by the beach are plentiful. As the Lapad Peninsula juts out from the marble-clad Old Town, it gives way to pebble coves where you can swim in the shadow of the city's centuries-old citadel. In the other direction is sandy Banje, home to the transparent Adriatic sea and locals playing traditional beach football, Picigin. Kayaking and yachting are all on the menu for those who want to get a glimpse of the town from the water, while views from above can be had by hopping on the Dubrovnik Cable Car up to Mount Srd.

Weather

Local weather during your stay in Dubrovnik holiday homes

Because Dubrovnik fuses the subtropical and the Mediterranean, its climate is a little more unsettled than other Croatian cities up north. Summers can get humid and muggy with the mercury sometimes even crashing over 35 degrees in the day. There can also be occasional thunderstorms rocking the Dinaric mountains and the Adriatic in the warm months between June and August. Still, that remains the most popular time to holiday, while spring – in April and May – and autumn – in September – are good times to seek Dubrovnik holiday rentals if you're eager to dodge the crowds.

Natural features

Dubrovnik's outstanding beauty

With the low peak of Mount Srd claiming the horizon to the east, Dubrovnik is hemmed into a small area between the hills and the cliffs and coves along the southern Adriatic Sea. It's a truly handsome place, what with the Lapad Peninsula jutting out into the waters with its pebbly coves and pine-clad hills just a stone's throw from the Old Town. Go north and you'll come to the Rijeka Dubrovacka – a wide fjord that intersects the gentle slopes of Croatian hills. Hop on a ferry and you can get to Lokrum Island, to stroll wooded paths and encounter wild birds in the forests.

How to get there

Transport to and around Dubrovnik

Fly into Dubrovnik (DBV), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Dubrovnik holiday homes

Kids will love the array of family-friendly attractions in Dubrovnik. Holiday rentals are available near fun places like the Maritime Museum, a nautical museum with ship and sea relics and exhibits on the history of seafaring, and Etnografic Museum Rupe, a cosy museum with exhibits depicting farming and cultural traditions. Kids will also like the Dubrovnik Aquarium, a fortress aquarium with exhibits and specimens of Adriatic sea life.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is filled with romantic locations to enjoy on a couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Dubrovnik Cathedral, a grand baroque church with a triptych by Titian and works from Italian masters, and Dubrovnik Cable Car, a scenic hillside cable car with Old City views and a restaurant. You'll also enjoy Large Onofrio’s Fountain, a circular springwater fountain with ornate, carved-stone masks.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dubrovnik?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,364 vacation rentals near Dubrovnik. From 538 villas to 2,430 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dubrovnik for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dubrovnik?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dubrovnik. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Church of St. Blaise: 4,121 vacation rentals
  • Dubrovnik City Hall: 4,127 vacation rentals
  • Old Town Harbor: 4,116 vacation rentals
  • Croatian War of Independence Museum: 4,146 vacation rentals
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral: 4,118 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubrovnik listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Dubrovnik?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 538 Villas in Dubrovnik. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dubrovnik include:

  • Flats: 2,430 rentals available
  • Houses: 895 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dubrovnik?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 951 vacation rentals with pool available in Dubrovnik. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.