Dubrovnik is a vibrant city surrounded by beautiful beaches and pristine countryside. The terracotta rooftops of Dubrovnik's walled Old Town have fast become a symbol of Croatia villa holidays, but there's so much more to discover in this picturesque region along the Adriatic Coast.
Our Dubrovnik villas are spread throughout the region in charming coastal towns and secluded rural villages, allowing you to experience the real Croatia away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots.
Dubrovnik itself can be easily reached with a short drive from all of our villas, as well as the multitude of divine cove beaches dotted all along the coastline.
The Dubrovnik region is one of Croatia’s most popular destinations for good reason: it offers pristine beaches, coastal scenery that rivals anything in Southern Europe, and historic sites such as Fort Lovrijenac and St. Blaise's Church.
It has been a popular destination for centuries, attracting millions of tourists every year. The city itself is divided into two parts: the old city on the peninsula and the modern town on the mainland.
Visitors can enjoy numerous museums, stunning architecture, and unique dining establishments while exploring this beautiful city.
Beaches in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is famous for its beaches, and you will find a beach on almost any side of the city—it just depends on what kind of vibe you're looking for.
If you're traveling with kids and want something nice and shallow, try Dubrovnik's east side at Trsteno (just beyond the walled city). For something more secluded and quiet, head south toward Cavtat or Mlini.
Other beaches to explore include:
This chain of uninhabited islands is home to some of Croatia’s most pristine beaches. They’re only accessible by boat so make sure to book ahead since boats are often fully booked during summer months. There are no cars allowed on the islands so it’s best not to bring too much stuff (don't forget sunscreen.)
Located near Cavtat in southern Dalmatia, this beach is located right next to the Fortica Fortress which overlooks the sea from atop its hilltop perch. It's less than 10 minutes by car from Dubrovnik centre to this beach, making it an easily accessible spot, ideal if you just want a quick sunbathe and swim.
Banje Beach is a pebble beach with crystal clear water. It's a very family-friendly beach, so you'll find lots of kids playing in the water. This is also a popular spot for watersports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can enjoy some delicious seafood at one of the nearby restaurants or grab some snacks from a beach bar.
Stikovica is a hidden gem on Dubrovnik's coastline. This private beach is located in Stikovica village and can only be reached by car or boat. The only way to get there is by crossing an old stone bridge that was built back in the 17th century and connects two villages, but the journey is worth it - when you arrive you are rewarded with beautiful white sand beaches lapped by refreshing crystal blue waters.
Located just north of Dubrovnik, this small cove is divided into two sections: one for families with children and one for adults only.
Nightlife in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a beautiful city with so much for visitors to enjoy, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing the nightlife in this amazing destination.
The combination of incredible views, great food and drink options, and lively atmosphere make it an ideal place for an unforgettable night out. Whether you want to party until dawn or just have a few drinks before heading back home – there are plenty of options available here.
After sunset, the city comes alive with a wide array of bars and clubs to choose from. The main nightlife hub in Dubrovnik is in Old Town, with a range of entertainment to suit everyone, no matter what your taste may be.
Food and Drink in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has a reputation as a serious foodie destination for good reason - the variety of cuisines in Croatia is vast and delicious. Here you will find everything from traditional Croatian cuisine, to regional specialties like cevapcici (spicy meat patties) and more.
If you're feeling adventurous, head over to one of these local restaurants:
Dvorac Konoba Skalinada
This small family-run restaurant serves up homemade traditional dishes from around Croatia such as roast suckling pig and seafood risotto.
Konoba Brace Pudelko
Known for its fresh seafood dishes, Brace Pudelko is one of Dubrovnik's most popular restaurants for locals and tourists alike.
Experience Dubrovnik with our lavish villas
Our luxury villas are the best way to experience this vibrant, cultural city and Dubrovnik region like a local. If you're planning a trip to Dubrovnik, one of our Dubrovnik villas will make the perfect setting for your next getaway.
Imagine relaxing in your own private villa, with a spectacular view out over of the Adriatic Sea. Our stunning range of villas in Dubrovnik are all hand-picked, ensuring charm and comfort in equal measures.
Choose from a selection of modern homes through to rustic properties, our Dubrovnik villas deliver everything you dream of from a villa holiday.
Historic and cultural activities in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik city centre
If you're planning to visit Dubrovnik, then it's worth exploring the city centre. The old town of Dubrovnik is one of Croatia's most popular tourist attractions and rightly so.
Explore the City walls encircling Dubrovnik Old Town
The Walls of Dubrovnik are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encircles the entirety of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and are an absolute must-see. They’re one of the best-preserved medieval fortifications in Europe. Even better, they're free to walk around and explore.
Built entirely from limestone, they stretch for over 1.2 kilometres and rise up to 10 metres high. The walls were built in the 13th century by King Charles I of Anjou, who also built walls around his own palace in France (The Louvre). The walls were further fortified during the Ottoman rule in 1450.
They have four bastions on each corner and three gates: St John (used today), Ploče Gate on the southwest side, and Pile Gate on the northwest side. The top level has several lookout points with great views over Old Town Dubrovnik, including one inside Fort Lovrijenac itself.
The Sponza Palace is a Renaissance palace in Dubrovnik. Located on the western side of the city walls, near Pile Gate, it was built in the 15th century by the Venetian Republic.
The palace was built as an office for tax collection and treasury by an Italian architect Michele Sanmicheli, who also designed some other buildings in Dubrovnik including Rector's Palace and Church of St Ignatius.
Walk up Mount Srd
If you're looking for a great cardio workout and breathtaking views of Dubrovnik's Old Town, walk up Mount Srd. The path is steep in some parts, but the climb is worth it. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the top of Mount Srd, the highest point in Dubrovnik.
If you want to make this hike even more challenging and exciting, try doing it at night when there are fewer people on the trail (but don't worry, there is no danger of getting lost).
Shop at Dubrovnik market
The Dubrovnik Market is a great place to buy food, souvenirs, and other items. It's open every day except Mondays from 7am until 2pm.
You can buy fresh bread from old ladies at their counters, as well as produce from local farmers from all over Croatia. If you're looking for something more gourmet, check out the array of fish stalls for fresh seafood, or cheese stalls for handmade cheese and meat products that are unlike anything else you've ever tasted.
There are so many beautiful islands in Croatia, but the best way to see them is from the water. Hop on a boat tour from the harbour and you'll experience some of the most breathtaking views as you travel along this wonderland of islands.
Go at your own pace and enjoy a leisurely trip around these stunning sites. Take in panoramic views of Dubrovnik at its finest as you cruise past its three seaside settlements: Gruž, Lapad and Babin Kuk.
Or cruise up and down one of Croatia's most famous bays, Korčula Bay, which is lined with olive groves and crowned by dramatic cliffs that plunge straight into the sea below.
On Korčula Island itself you can visit one of Croatia's oldest churches (St Mark’s Church), or explore one of its many beaches including Slano Beach, frequently named as one of Europe's top ten beaches.
Enjoy the perfect holiday with our luxury Dubrovnik villas
When you stay in one of our villas in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy the natural beauty of this incredibly country as you relax poolside. When it's time to cool off, a private pool is perfect for lounging around and socialising in with friends.
A private villa with its own swimming pool is the perfect way for guests of all ages and interests to unwind after a long day sightseeing or exploring Croatia's beaches and islands.
Dubrovnik villas with a private pool
Soak in everything this wonderful location has to offer and then come home for a cool off in your private pool, or simply while away the days in the comfort of your very own heated swimming pool.
No villa holiday is complete without its own private pool. Experience Dubrovnik in style with a private heated pool in your own exclusive villa.
Book a large holiday home for friends and family
Whether you need a two bedroom villa or one for a large gathering, our villas sleep between six to twelve people.
If you're in need of a spacious property from which to explore the Dalmation coast, we have the best villas in Dubrovnik, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for a great holiday.
Book your Dubrovnik villa holiday today
With so much to offer, Dubrovnik truly is a dream destination. Discover hidden gems and stunning views around every corner.
Whether you want to be close to a beach, or far from the madding crowd with a private heated pool, when you book your Dubrovnik villa holiday with Solmar Villas, you'll experience everything this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer, and then some.
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