Dubrovnik is an historic, walled town near the southernmost tip of Croatia. The town can trace its roots back to the 7th century AD and at its pinnacle in the 15th and 16th centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice in terms of trade and wealth. These days, Dubrovnik (map) is a popular destination for travellers from around the world who come to admire its historic monuments and wander around its maze of atmospheric lanes. On my recent trip there, the plane (from Amsterdam) flew past Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline, with its many islands, cliffs, inlets and bays, before landing in Dubrovnik. I sat on the left side of the plane (row ‘A’) and the aerial view of Dubrovnik was simply phenomenal!
Aerial view of Dubrovnik
If you’re visiting Dubrovnik and flying from northern/western Europe, choose a seat on the left side of the plane (row ‘A’) and keep your fingers crossed for good weather and a northerly approach path! If you’re in Dubrovnik for the first time, don’t miss walking along its historic walls. And if you missed the view of Dubrovnik from the plane, don’t fret! Take the cable-car from just outside the Old Town to the top of the mountain – I recommend going either in the morning (before 11am) or in the late-afternoon. This is the view that’ll greet you:
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