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. Seeing Dubrovnik from a high viewpoint is a must for any visitor and there are several ways to get the best panoramic views of Dubrovnik.
The best panoramic views of Dubrovnik
View of Dubrovnik from a plane window
One way to enjoy an incredible view of Dubrovnik is from a plane window! 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 plane window view of Dubrovnik was simply phenomenal!
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!
Another way to enjoy the view of Dubrovnik Old Town’s rooftops and the sea is from its imposing walls. If you’re in Dubrovnik for the first time, don’t miss walking along the Dubrovnik walls. It’s an amazing experience I highly recommend. Join a sunset walking tour of the Dubrovnik walls.
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 Srd Hill – I recommend going either in the morning (before 11am) or in the late-afternoon. This is the view that’ll greet you:
Read other Velvet Escape posts from the Plane Views series:
- Plane views: Mauritius
- Plane views: Himalayas and Mount Everest
- Plane views: Lisbon
- Plane views: Athens
- Plane views: Rio de Janeiro
- Plane views: Santiago to Punta Arenas (Chilean Andes & Patagonia)
- Plane views: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Plane views: Sydney