DUBROVNIK BOAT CHARTERS
Located in southern Dalmatia on the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a popular destination for boat charters in Croatia. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Old Town is a must-see for boat charter guests.
Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is famous for its city walls. In early days, the walls were meant as protection from enemies, but today they draw many boat charter guests who wish to walk the walls in order to view the beauty of the city from a spectacular vantage point. The area has several nice beaches, such as Banje Beach, near Old Town, which is a popular pebble beach or Lapad Beach, on the peninsula, which offers sand and shade.
The forts within the city walls offered a military safe house, but today provide a glimpse into the city’s history.
- Fort Minceta: This attractive building has a Renaissance style.
- St. Luke’s Tower: Historically used as a lookout over the harbor, the tower dominates the landscape and offers an excellent panoramic view.
- Fort St. John’s: Located in the southeast of the city, within the walls, this 16 th century building features a Maritime Museum and an aquarium.
- Fort Lawrence: Located at Pile.
- Fort Revelin: Located at Ploce.
- Boker Fort: A 15 th century fort, located closest to the Adriatic within the city walls.
Dubrovnik has many religious buildings that offer a cultural and historical look into the city. Below are a few you we recommend to our guests on boat charters in Dubrovnik:
- Franciscan Monastery: Home of the world’s third oldest pharmacy.
- Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary: Has ties to Richard the Lionhearted and the Third Crusade. The current building was constructed in the 18 th century.
- Church of Saint Blaise: Dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik.
- Church of St. Ignatius and the Jesuit College: Construction began in 1667, this elaborate church was modeled after the Gesù in Rome, with a baroque staircase built after the Spanish Steps of Rome.
- Dominican Monastery: Valuable as both a religious and artistic site.
- Serbian Orthodox Church and Museum of Icons: Construction was completed in 1877 on this impressive building which contains Byzantine and Cretan icons. The museum sits next door.