Destination guide

Experience Dubrovnik in holiday homes to rent

Alongside the Mediterranean, you’ll find the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. While it’s been a popular holiday destination for quite some time, it has grown in popularity lately as the real-life King’s Landing. You can experience its towering walls and everything else it has to offer through local holiday homes to rent. Let this historical seaport and world heritage site showcase its appeal for you, and discover why it’s known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and the Croatian Athens.

History

Historical sites near your Dubrovnik holiday accommodation

Dubrovnik has been standing strong for centuries, and many of its historical sites and buildings haven’t faltered in that time. The city’s walls are a prime example of this, and quality holiday accommodation anywhere in town will get you close. The walls stretch around the city for about 1,900 metres and feature several fortresses, towers and forts. One of the most iconic forts is called Lovrijenac. Not only is it remarkably well-preserved despite being constructed in the 14th century, but it’s used to host a variety of theatrical productions. You can also visit the 14th-century Franciscan monastery located right at Dubrovnik’s main entrance. Its Romanesque Gothic design is a premier example of the medieval architecture Dubrovnik has fought so hard to protect.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Dubrovnik

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Dubrovnik is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Banje Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mt. Srd (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Lokrum Island (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • St James Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Lapad Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Copacabana Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Dubrovnik

Fly into Dubrovnik (DBV), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Dubrovnik holiday homes

Dubrovnik holiday homes are easy to reach no matter where you’re coming from. It has its own international airport, the third busiest in Croatia, that’s just 20 km away from the city’s centre. There’s a bus system that covers that entire distance, so you have a direct route right after you land. It’s important to note that there’s no railway system in Dubrovnik, so you can’t arrive or travel around that way. While it is possible to get a car hire to take around town, the easiest way to travel is with their bus system. It connects all areas of the city and runs from sunrise until midnight in most cases.

Essential info

What to know before arriving at Dubrovnik holiday rentals

Before you step foot into any of Dubrovnik’s holiday rentals, there are a few key facts to know. Croatia has its own currency called the kuna, so you’ll have to exchange your dollars if you want to make any cash transactions. Given that there are minimum purchase requirements at many shops for card transactions, it’s typically safer to have a few kunas in your pocket wherever you go. Most Croatian workers you’ll interact with will know English, but it’s still better to try and learn a bit of Croatian first. Just a simple ‘hvala’, meaning thank you, can go a long way. Croatia is a Catholic country, so it's typically better to dress modestly. While wearing swimwear is accepted on the beach and even throughout many streets, it’s better to cover up before you enter a shop or restaurant.

Events

Events near Dubrovnik holiday homes

Think about when you want to visit one of Dubrovnik’s holiday homes because there are unique events going on all year. In the summer months, you can enjoy the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. During this event, there are concerts and performances in various venues across the city, but the main attraction is the live theatre production of Hamlet at Fort Lovrijenac. If you’re looking for a more adult-oriented experience, you may want to visit in April during the Dubrovnik FestiWine. During this event, regional vintners from all over the country bring their delicious masterpieces to present to locals and travellers.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Dubrovnik?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,822 holiday rentals around Dubrovnik. From 351 Villas to 316 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dubrovnik is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dubrovnik?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dubrovnik. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Archeological Museum: 4,097 holiday rentals
  • Lazareti: 4,074 holiday rentals
  • Lapad Beach: 4,155 holiday rentals
  • Old Town Harbor: 4,092 holiday rentals
  • Lovrijenac Fort: 4,172 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubrovnik listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Dubrovnik?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 351 Villas in Dubrovnik. Our other popular types of Dubrovnik holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 316 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,200 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubrovnik?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 677 holiday homes with pool available in Dubrovnik. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.