After completing the visit to the island of Corfu, the ship turned
back from Greece towards Croatia and the beautiful city of
Dubrovnik. Lord Byron named it "the Pearl in the Adriatic" and
Bernard Shaw said, "Those that seek paradise on earth should
seek it in Dubrovnik".
Returning to Croatia
where I was born after many years, and Dubrovnik, which I never
visited before, was very exciting - there are no words to
visit here barely lasted six hours, not enough to take a break,
relax, absorb all the scenery and smell the refreshing and salty
air of the Adriatic Sea, the place of my youth.
first part of our bus tour, narrated by lovely and very
knowledgeable guide Anada, was a visit
to family Novaković estate in the village of
Konavle near Ćilipi south of Dubrovnik where we were treated
to light snack of home-made cheese, vine, prosciutto (Pršut) and
bread, and a
folklore group performing regional dances. This was enjoyed by
all very much.
the return from Konavle, we followed Anada for the tour of the old
city of Dubrovnik for about 1/2 Hr and then decided to
break off and look at some
souvenir shops and other places of interest. To view and
from above, we hired a taxi and rode up to the top of Mount Srd
and the cable car station overlooking Dubrovnik. See photos starting at 11:56AM.
After departing Dubrovnik in the evening, the cruise ship
was on the way to the port of Venice where we started from.
(Italian: Ragusa) is a city on the
Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of
the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent
tourist destinations on the Adriatic, a seaport and the centre
of Dubrovnik-Neretva county. Its total population is 42,641
(census 2011). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the
UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The prosperity of
the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade.
In the Middle Ages, as the Republic of Ragusa, also known as a
Maritime Republic (together with Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa, Venice and
other Italian cities), it became the only eastern Adriatic
city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled
diplomacy, the city achieved a high level of development,
particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries.
The beginning of
tourism in Dubrovnik is often associated with the construction
of the late 19th-century luxury hotels in Croatia, such as Grand
Hotel (1890) in Opatija and the Hotel Imperial (1897) in
Dubrovnik. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best
medieval walled cities in the world and among the 10 best places
in the world for a fairytale proposal of the Valentine's Day.
Although Dubrovnik was demilitarized in the 1970s to protect it
from war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was
besieged by Serb-Montenegrin forces for 7 months and received
significant shelling damage. Source:
For the camera GPS route,
Note: All the cruise photos were imaged with my
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera with Nikon 18-105mm DX VR Lens and
Columbus nGPS mounted on the hot shoe.
Nikon ViewNX2™ software connected with
Google Maps™ was used to pinpoint the location of each photo as shown by the pins.
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