Dubrovnik-Neretva County is an enchanting corner of Croatia where you can explore ancient cities, escape to sun-drenched islands and savour delicious Dalmatian cuisine. Whether you want to enjoy the lively street scene in Dubrovnik or escape to laid-back islands like Mljet, Dubrovnik-Neretva County offers something for every traveller.
Things to do in Dubrovacko-Neretvanska
Dubrovnik is the county seat and one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities. The Old Town has a magical feel, surrounded by ancient walls and filled with magnificent Baroque architecture and Renaissance palaces. Learn about the country’s turbulent past at the War Photo Limited gallery and ride the cable car to the summit of Mt Srd for sweeping views over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
Another coastal gem, Korčula Town is nicknamed “Little Dubrovnik” after its imposing city walls and centuries-old architecture. Get lost in the medieval streets of the old town and stroll to one of the many local beaches to bask in the sunshine. You can also use Korčula Town as a base for exploring the island’s picturesque interior. Visit tiny villages surrounded by rolling vineyards and escape to uncrowded sandy beaches on the south coast.
Mljet is one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic archipelago. Much of the island is a protected national park laced with scenic hiking and cycling trails. Pomena, a lively resort town on the west coast of the island, makes a great base.
Dubrovnik-Neretva County has a unique culinary heritage that spotlights fresh, local produce. Try local dishes like squid ink risotto and octopus salad. If you’re feeling adventurous, order traditional “Neretvanski brudet” stew made with eels and frogs. On Korčula, local bakeries sell “amareta” biscuits made with sugar, ground almonds and whipped egg whites.
Getting around Dubrovacko-Neretvanska
Rent a car and explore Dubrovnik-Neretva County at your own pace or take advantage of easy bus and ferry connections. Dubrovnik is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot while local buses are a fast and easy way to get around the city. Ferries run to islands like Korčula and Mljet. Dubrovnik Airport is a 30-minute drive from the city.