Great family vacation in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – The “Heart” of Croatia beckoned us to dream of visiting the externally beautifully preserved medieval city. The pearl of the Adriatic hit even on the ferry, when we crossed the bay, the view is simply amazing: the transparent sea, beautiful houses with red roofs, bright flowers, a hospitable city met us with such a landscape. The water was so clear that the boats moored near the shore seemed to just stand in the sand. We stayed at the hotel, although it is possible to rent apartments in the city, our hotel is a small but quite comfortable Rooms Vjera 2 *, it is located 500m from the old city. The room had one double bed, a private bathroom, internet, air conditioning. The hotel terrace is equipped with a dining area where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast and enjoy the expanse of the sea. We traveled without children, but the hotel offered a children’s menu, on the territory there is a landscaped playground, a private pool and babysitting services, if necessary, for a fee.
In the equipped kitchen of the hotel, we could cook for ourselves a meal. The cost of living in a room with breakfast and lunch is 7500 thousand rubles.
The beaches and water in the sea in Dubrovnik are very clean, this can be determined by the blue flags installed on the shore. All beaches are comfortable and offer a lot of entertainment for every taste, the entrance to the water is very convenient. The beaches are free, but you need to pay 200 rubles for sun loungers and umbrellas, but for the whole day. There are many good places for a beach holiday in Dubrovnik: Banje beach was one of our favorite places for relaxation, here you can ride on water rides, book a boat trip along the coast, sunbathe under an umbrella and plenty of fun. There are several mini cafes on the territory where you can drink a soft drink or cocktail, taste delicious seafood dishes.
Having bought our ponies and basked in the sunshine of warm Croatia, we went to see the sights of Dubrovnik, and there is that look: a street called Stradun is a place where all visitors walk, the road here is like mirror tiles, there are cafes, shops, in the center there is a Catholic Church St. Blasius, entrance to it paid 70 rubles. We sat on a small bench and examined the stained-glass windows and murals. Near the temple, you can draw water in the large and small fountain of Onofrio, admire tangerines and blooming magnolias. It was very interesting to see the Princely Palace, a building in the Gothic architectural style, which once served as the residence of the princes. Here is the court chapel and the guardhouse. The next day, we looked into the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, amazing copies of paintings by famous artists of Titian and Raphael, surprised by its authenticity and beauty. You can explore the sights of Dubrovnik yourself by simply taking a walk around the city, the entrance to them costs from 70 to 300 rubles.
Having been to Croatia and not to visit the Plitice Lakes, it means not to see Croatia. An excursion to the lakes costs 3,500 rubles per person, but it’s worth it, you will not see anywhere of such amazing natural beauty, sparkling crystal drops and splashes with a particle of the sun inside, the majestic expanse of great lakes, many colorful fish – it’s just breathtaking. I really liked the trip on a water bus with a transparent bottom for 721 rubles, a complete immersion in marine life, corals, stingrays, stars and this is only a small fraction of what happened to see. If you want to see a wonderful overview of the whole city, go uphill on a cable car, the fare and the services of a guide are 850 rubles. My second half, a fan of the series “Game of Thrones”, for 2000 rubles, bought a sightseeing tour of the places where the film was shot. They bought a bunch of all kinds of souvenirs and even took pictures on the iron throne!
Arriving in Dubrovnik, be sure to taste the specialties of the leg of lamb or pig, they are baked on charcoal, and even fish from local lakes, they are cooked on the grill with vegetables. I recommend visiting the restaurant “Orsan” a special romantic atmosphere reigns here, and you can enjoy a view of the bay, an oasis of calm and tranquility. In Proto, you can taste delicious fish dishes, sometimes even from exotic varieties. A two-course dinner with a bottle of good wine will cost about 1700 rubles. Walking around the city, we stumbled upon McDonald’s, the standard offer (potatoes, cola, burger) is 350 rubles.) Taking a “beer to the room” from the store for 67 rubles per bottle, adding beer delicacies to this, we relaxed on the balcony of our guest room and watched the night city.
We decided to set aside a whole day for shopping in Dubrovnik, there are a lot of shops, plenty of markets and shopping centers, it is simply not possible to get around everything. Delikatese Dubrovnik is a good gift shop, it is located in the old town, the prices for souvenirs are reasonable. Here we bought a couple of bottles of liquor-250rub, brandy -400rub., Olive oil, jams, ceramics, natural cosmetics, spending a total of about 3000rub.