Dubrovnik is the southernmost county of mainland Croatia. The area is perhaps most well-known for its medieval regional capital, Dubrovnik – one of the most incredible walled cities in Europe, which has attained renown the world over for its incredibly well-preserved old town and positive plethora of historical sightseeing opportunities! Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the narrow, cobbled streets of Dubrovnik are packed to the rafters with history, culture and old-school Croatian charm.
But the Dubrovnik region encompasses far more than just the city of Dubrovnik. It also comprises many of the islands which lie off Croatia’s southern coast, including Korcula Island and Mljet Island – two of the finest destinations in the Adriatic island chain! Korcula has earned the nickname ‘little Dubrovnik’ for its stunning medieval architecture and wealth of old-world charm, whilst over three quarters of pretty Mljet is covered in verdant pine forests – which goes some way towards explaining Mljet’s popularity amongst adventure seekers and outdoorspeople!