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Dubrovnik  Overview

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Heaven on Earth The combination of the beautiful fold town, the ragged coastline adorned in parts by a forest of flora and trees set against a clear blue sea on one side and an imposing mountain range on the other makes Dubrovnik and surrounding areas one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nearly 80 years ago the English writer George Bernard Shaw rightly said ‘If you want to see heaven on earth come to Dubrovnik’.

It offers good hotel accommodation and numerous private apartments to suit all pockets. It has many cafes and bars and in clubbing terms it is a quiet city – the only 24 hour establishment euro most found was a bakery

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Dubrovnik  History

Dubrovnik history can be traced back to the 7th century. Slavic migrants settled in the Dubrovnik area towards the end of the first Millennium in the towns of Laus and Dubrava. In the 12th century the marsh land between these two towns was reclaimed and Dubrovnik originally known as the Republic of Ragusa was founded. From 1205 – 1358 it came under the sovereignty of the Hungarian-Croatian Empire. For the next 450 years it governed itself. Socially it was a times divided by very distinct class structures but forward thinking enough to abolish slavery during the 15th century.

It subsistence came from fishing and its status as a port. In the mid 17th century as a recession in the Mediterranean severely affected Dubrovnik The city was devastated in 1667 by an earthquake. In a bid to rebuild the and refortify the city it sold some of the surrounding territory to the Ottoman empire. In 1806 Napoleon occupied the city, until it was annexed to Austria in 1815 At the end of World War it became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes which later became Yugoslavia. (See the Country profile) Before the fall of communism it was a one of the tourist jewels of the rich and powerful worldwide including the Kremlin.

Serb-Montenegrin forces attacked Dubrovnik in October 1991 and then lay a siege of the city which lasted until May 1992. During this seven month period the city was repeatedly bombed from the mountains and the sea: .Attack on Dubrovnik December 1991 :

Video Courtsey of ViahoDubrovbuk Youtube

Even after the city was liberated it was subjected to sporadic attacks for the following three years. In spite of extensive repairs and rebuilding, evidence of these battles can be seen, in Dubrovnik itself and on the journey from the Dubrovnik airport.

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Crime Personal Safety & Security In Dubrovnik & Croatia

In major cities pick pockets can be a problem. A legacy of the recent wars remains In some isolated rural areas and in the mountains where unexploded land mines which may still pose a danger.  This risk is particularly high in central and southern Croatia. See Croatia Landmines

Visitors to these areas should not move away from roads and pavements unless led by an experienced guide.

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Accommodation In Dubrovnik

There are numerous hotels in Dubrovnik with several close to the old town only a few metres from the sea.  Some of them have extensive patios with restaurants and bars which offer amazing views of the Aegean Sea   Many of these hotels welcome visitors who are not residents.

In addition to the hotels – there are many equally comfortable apartments in and around Dubrovnik that you can rent for  few nights or longer. One company that’s has two well situated apartments is Soline. These cosy apartments which can sleep up to three people are very fairly priced and available for between €45-60 per night Further derails,

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Dubrovnik Monthly Climate & Current Weather Forecast

Dubrovnik Croatia Weather Forecast

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monthly average and extreme temperatures in Dubrovnik Croatia:
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sun hours per day

Temperatures
Average Daily
Records
Minimum
Maximum
Lowest
Highest
January
4
6
12
-7
19
February
5
6
13
-5
21
March
5
8
14
-2
23
April
6
11
17
3
26
May
8
14
21
6
29
June
10
18
25
11
34
July
12
21
29
15
37
August
11
21
28
11
37
September
9
18
25
9
34
October
7
14
21
6
28
November
4
10
17
-3
24
December
3
8
14
-4
19
extreme cold
hot

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Official Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/
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