Fly To Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is one of the Adriatic’s most prominent tourist destinations, and the most popular place to visit in Croatia. Its sparkling ocean vistas, cobbled streets, detailed architecture and ancient historic walls have been attracting visitors from around the world for centuries.
Royalty, presidents, celebrities, and even the late Pope John Paul II have been among Dubrovnik’s avid fans, and many a famous face has anchored a luxury yacht off Croatia’s shores. With its thriving tourism industry, it’s no surprise that Dubrovnik also offers an abundance of high-end hotels, but the affordable holiday apartment rentals are a nice surprise for those of us with less multitudinous fortunes.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Dubrovnik, or anywhere else in Croatia. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- There is a South African Honorary Consulate in Croatia situated in Zagreb. Agrikor d.d, Trg D. Petrovica 3, 10 000 Zagreb. Phone: + 385 1 4894 111.
See and do
One of the best introductions to Dubrovnik is a walk along its famous, medieval city walls. These ancient fortifications are the pride of the city, and still wrap the Old Town in an impenetrable stone embrace. From the tops of the walls you’ll enjoy unrivalled views over the terracotta roofs and out to the sparkling ocean beyond. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat if you’re there in summer – it gets blisteringly hot in the sun.
While you’re up there, try and spot some of Dubrovnik’s other famous attractions, such as the Bell Tower, Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Sponza Palace is one of the few buildings to have survived the 1667 earthquake, and it’s a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture. The Rector’s Palace, on the other hand, tends towards the gothic style, while the Cathedral of the Assumption is Roman Baroque.
Getting around town is best done on foot, although the heat in summer may be a deterrent for some. There is a bus system that is both inexpensive and convenient, but the schedules and route details are seldom available in English.
Avoid the tacky souvenirs in the tourist shops around popular attractions and pay a visit to Dubrovačka kuća instead. You’ll find high-quality gifts at surprisingly affordable prices, and the ceramics and glassware make wonderful souvenirs. There is also a selection of local wines, spirits, olive oils, and sweet treats – you’re bound to find the perfect something to take back home.
Need to Know
Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport – DBV
Food and beverage: Sky Café, Café Lindo, Seagull Café and Daily Break Café.
Currency Exchange: There is a Bureau de Change in both the International Arrivals and Departures Terminals.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or found within the airport buildings can be reported to the Lost & Found Desk on the ground floor of Terminal B.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Villa Bella Vista Guesthouse Cavtat, Villa Dobrasin, Hotel Castelletto, Iberostar Albatros and Croatia Hotel.
Car Hire: Avis, Bingo Rent, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Hertz, Milenium/Right Cars, Last Minute, Oryx, Peugeot, Sixt, Uni Rent, Uniline, Vero Rent and Fleet.
Airport Hub: Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport (code DBV) is a hub for Croatia Airlines.