Travel fever shortly before Christmas? JAWOLL. Because you have now then nice time to plan your next trip … and I can tell you today put Croatia totally fond, Bella! The real aim of my beauty BFF travel with Katrin von The Beauty Experience was yes to check in for the flourishing spa culture of Dubrovnik … and that’s what I have here already done, with a Double-Trouble-Spa-Review, which actually served only as an excuse to shoot in a bathrobe, „Charlie’s Angels“ -Selfies:
But there was so much more beautiful to see that finally today the best things to do in Dubrovnik are – in a big, Croatia photo love story with wanderlust bonus!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUBROVNIK:
- The „Pearl of the Adriatic“ is only about 2 hours away by plane from Zurich – and also in winter easily accessible (but then with direct flights from Frankfurt or Munich).
- Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful historic cities of Europe – and throughout the year worth a trip. Who but crowds not like, do well to visit the city in the fall or winter, because in the summer the old town is (within the historic city walls) obviously really bursting at the seams!
- The average temperature is 18 ° Celsius, and non-sunny days are a rarity in Dubrovnik. Obviously, on our first day was terrible weather, right?
- Since 2011, Dubrovnik has become a place of pilgrimage of Game of Thrones fans from around the world, because the city is quasi „King’s Landing»! Were filmed during the last four years here many key scenes with Cersei, Geoffrey, Sansa and Co. – including Cersei’s famous „Walk of Shame“, naked and with a shaved head. Wow, that sounds really bad now, but GOT fans know exactly what I mean!
- Otherwise: Saeda!
Katrin is no Game of Thrones fan and took the tour with our guide Ivan because of other things great … but for me the private tour to several locations from the series was an absolute highlight!
Here’s „I-know-everything-about-Game-of-Thrones“ -Ivan:
… and Steffi’s moving Nachspielung of „Shame! ! »Shame – scene (REALLY NAKED readjust the apparently British tourists regularly, in the case):
WHERE TO STAY IN DUBROVNIK:
The ultimate goal of our trip were two spa reviews that you here can read … but wont have Katrin and I are in a classic five-star hotel Grand Villa Argentina. This trumps especially by the unique location – right on the seafront and just 200 meters from the southern gate (and the Alstadt) away. I can highly recommend this hotel, double room visit from about 200 euros per night.
This is a sexy image of the hotel website, because Katrin and I were too busy to catch the sunset from the balcony, höhö …
WHAT TO DO IN DUBROVNIK:
An absolute must? Run The historic walled city! In incredible 1940 meters one can tread through the complete city walls. The many stages can be mastered effortlessly but because it is really everywhere rewarded with incredible panoramas. Not for people with a fear of heights (especially on the marine side), but a really great experience!
I see so distressed from … We had it so funny despite crazy wind!
The old town of Dubrovnik has only 1300 inhabitants, but there are quite a lot of pretty streets and restaurants to explore. For shopping, visit here but not really much – the small tourist shops offer souvenirs, and an impressive collection of official (a licensed!) Game of Thrones Fan material. Fashion Technically, there are but a few luxury boutiques not enjoy yourself … but there has even more restaurants and cafées to linger – and many museums!
Unfortunately, the strong wind has not allowed during our visit, but a ride on the funicular up the steep hill behind Dubrovnik apparently offers stunning panoramic views of tens of kilometers. Next time!
But we settled in Clara Stones explain one of the traditional local crafts – because here the (strictly regulated) coral may be sold … and there are only seven divers who can borrow the precious good at all.
WHAT TO EAT IN DUBROVNIK:
The cuisine of Dubrovnik is clearly Mediterranean – and fairly simple: fish and seafood in all variations, seasoned with local olive oil and incredibly fresh. We can really only eat here Delicious, and who loves Italian cuisine, is here totally happy.
My Restaurant tip? Restaurant Pantarul, just outside the old town (about 5 minutes by taxi), which sometimes include a young blogger Food. Stunning!
WHAT A BEAUTY EDITOR DOES IN DUBROVNIK:
Since Croatia in general has a very rich spa culture, we had absolutely still some local beauty products testing … olive oil, sheep’s milk and sea salt are cultivated here – and also provide the basis for some really nice products, like these beautiful spa soaps:
This ointment of olive oil and lavender is great for dry cuticles:
And the sea salt scrub very, uh, EFFICIENT:
THE HEY PRETTY-CONCLUSION:
I was really surprised at how jewelery and atmospheric Dubrovnik is! I really knew nothing about previously Croatia – and was really impressed by the people (by the way, almost all wonderful English, German or even speak), the kitchen and the incredibly beautiful coastline. I’ll be back. And even back in the off season!
Side note at the end: Apparently Shah Rukh Khan here turned a Bollywood film in the summer, which hits theaters next spring. If mean that Dubrovnik soon to dream destination travel joyful Indian will. Watch out!
Dubrovnik is in the summer season, with direct flights from Zurich, in the winter months with stops. Flights from Franken’s 300, a double room in the Hotel Grand Villa Argentina will cost between 200 and 400 francs per night.
A big thank you to the Croatian National Tourist Board, who made this trip possible! #visitcroatia