Renowned for its medieval elegance, Dubrovnik’s popularity has boomed over summer months with 135,566 tourists from the UK visiting the city in 2017 – a 28% increase on the previous year. As the seasons change, so does one’s experiences of visiting one of Europe’s most magnificent cities…
Winter in Dubrovnik can be quite frankly mesmerizing. Its famous walls remain tinted by the Mediterranean sun, as does the water that hugs tightly to its borders. Of course, the temperature may have dropped since June but sacrificing a little more room in your suitcase for a jumper can be justified by the reduction of selfie sticks you will encounter.
The wonderful thing about Dubrovnik at this time of year is the tranquillity. It is extremely easy to find yourself walking alone along the Stradun, as the polished streets sparkle, and you can fully embrace the exquisiteness of the cities famous walls. And tours are still operational throughout the winter season, accommodation can be cheaper and finding tables in restaurants becomes much easier.
Becoming popular with Hollywood as a unique filming destination, Dubrovnik has also been the backdrop for Robin Hood and Star Wars, and is rumoured to be the location for the brand-new James Bond film. And for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, exploring Dubrovnik during the low season provides a much more personal experience, as you stand alone overlooking the Adriatic site of the ‘Battle of Blackwater Bay’ in all of its glory. Winter has arrived, and it really isn’t as bad as George RR Martin makes out.
However, if you’re looking for something more upbeat, a visit during one of Dubrovnik’s many festivals will fulfil your desire. During the festive period, the Winter festival, ran by the city of Dubrovnik offers an array of cultural and entertainment events held in different locations inside the old city walls. News Years Eve celebrations in Dubrovnik offer an experience like no other; expect beautiful musical symphonies that create an ambience and atmosphere as majestic as the architecture you’re surrounded by.
Moving into the new year, the city also hosts the feast of St Blaise on February 3rd. Although primarily held for residents to honour the patron saint of the city, overseas visitors are more than welcome to witness the traditional procession. The remains of St Blaise himself are carried from the church named after him and proceed around the streets of the Old Town allowing everyone involved to pay reverence.
Reflection PR is proud to be working with Valamar Hotels and Resorts. For more information on their hotels in Dubrovnik hotels, please visit here.
The 5* Valamar President Dubrovnik Hotel shares the same breath-taking views across the Adriatic and Elaphiti Islands as its 4* + sister hotel, Lacroma. Both boast a deluxe spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, rooms capturing breath taking views from their bulky balconies, delightful dishes from the buffet and for a special occasion the opportunity to experience gourmet dining in the Langusto Restaurant.
With President open as late as November and Lacroma open all year round, both of Valamars Dubrovnik hotels will provide visitors with a luxurious stay during a winter visit.
Flights take just 2 hours and 35 minutes from London Gatwick and British Airways offer direct flights, several times a week throughout the winter months.
Dubrovnik – the perfect place to explore all year round.