Dubrovnik is an ancient town with millennial history and on the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage. The city is surrounded by 2 kilometers of walls built between the 11th and 17th century. Dubrovnik ranks among the sunniest towns of Southern Europe. In July it has 12,4 hours of sunshine a day, like Alexandria in Egypt. The vegetation is subtropical /olives, almond, citrus fruit, rosemary, laurel, holms oak, pine, stone pine and cypress.
The City of Dubrovnik is situated in the far south of the Republic of Croatia, from cape Orsula in the east to Brsečine in the west. With the Elaphite archipelago /islands of Šipan, Lopud, Koločep, Olipa, Tajan and Jakljan/ it covers an area of 145.35 sq. km and stretches along 20.5 km. The city comprises 51 settlements, 47,004 inhabitants, with median density of population of 3,281 per sq. km.
Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century. The city is surrounded by 2 kilometers of walls built between the 11th and 17th centuries. In its millennial history, freedom, independence, sovereignty were the mainstay of Dubrovnik’s social system. European crusades, pilgrims to Jerusalem, travel writers, messengers, adventures and those seeking new knowledge and perspective passed through or stayed.
Moreover, they had no regrets. Today in Dubrovnik, they arrive comfortably and easily, by plane, boat or car. Stradun, Dubrovnik’s central street, the meeting place of the town, is unique in its beauty. The climate is perhaps a measure of the town. In summer, when it is unbearably hot, it is a pleasure to sit in the deep shade of the town palaces and monasteries, waiting for night to bring a light mistral wind to cool the hot city walls. In the evening, in one of the many restaurants of Dubrovnik, you can try their fish specialties or drink one of the renowned local wines. You will then feel the same heat that fills the people from Dubrovnik: an invitation to enjoyment and song. The famous Bernhard Shaw once said: Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to see Dubrovnik. Therefore, it is the one and only - Dubrovnik.