Dubrovnik from Mount Srđ: A trip with the most beautiful view
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Climb Mount Srđ and see why
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Climb Mount Srđ and see why. The whole city in the palm of your hand, a vista that stretches beyond the horizon, a light breeze, the scent of the sea and the warmth of the sun conjure an enchanting experience that will make you fall in love with this fortified city.
A panoramic view of the Pearl of the Adriatic
Unique monuments within the city walls, towers, fortresses, civic and sacral edifices, and a diverse tourist offer are a compelling invitation to visit Dubrovnik. A visit becomes a real adventure when there’s a promise of seeing all this from above.
A cable car that takes you to the vantage point on Mount Srđ is just the ticket. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view of this magnificent city.
What is the story behind the name “Dubrovnik”?
Mount Srđ rises above the city of Dubrovnik and serves as a shield from the strong bura wind. Its highest peak is 415 metres high. Not far from the northern slopes of Mount Srđ is the source of the River Ombla, one of the most abundant springs in the Dinarides and a source of quality drinking water for the city of Dubrovnik.
Mount Srđ is a favourite day-trip destination for local residents and tourists alike. The mountain used to be overgrown with a luxuriant oak forest called “dubrava” (oak = dub), after which the city was aptly named. If you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to put Mount Srđ on your must-see list. It can be accessed by cable car or by driving through picturesque villages. The view is simply breathtaking, so don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to take beautiful photos for unique mementoes of your visit.
For all those who wish to know more: long before St Blaise, the first patron saint of Dubrovnik, there was St Srđ, after whom the mountain was named. It shields the city from the strong bursts of the bura wind.
An unforgettable experience on Mount Srđ is just a few minutes’ cable-car ride from Stradun. There is also a road that leads to the top of the mountain. It can be reached if you turn towards the village of Bosanka on the way from Dubrovnik to Mlini and vice versa. Driving up this adventurous road, every metre you pass will take you closer to a fairy-tale world. There’s a Mediterranean feel to this place – rocky ground, lavender, forests, horses and donkeys – all the way up until you reach the peak, where you can enjoy the vista or grab a bite and have a drink in a unique ambience.
With the city of Dubrovnik in the palm of your hand, you will see the Island of Lokrum nature reserve, the Elaphiti Islands, and the magnificent vastness of the sea, where the sky and the sea become one in the distance. Isn’t it time to book your plane ticket or get your car ready?
Accommodation in Dubrovnik for the holiday of your dreams
If you’d like to visit Dubrovnik, there are many hotels offering comfortable accommodation options. The small fishermen’s village of Mlini is perfect for enjoying a relaxed stay in Mediterranean surroundings. There are two hotels in the village: the Hotel Astarea and Hotel Mlini, as well as Mlini Villas, all of which offer fantastic accommodation options that guarantee an unforgettable holiday in Dubrovnik. For a unique oasis of luxury and relaxation, the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel offers a perfect getaway from everyday life. The Dubrovnik Riviera is a place of beautiful weather, cultural and historical monuments and rich tradition, with the ambience of peaceful fishing villages surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. Take advantage of our fantastic offers and escape the everyday to visit this unique city in the south of Croatia.
Hotels in Dubrovnik
Situated in a one-of-a-kind location in a quiet bay in the small town of Mlini, only 10 kilometres from Dubrovnik, Hotel Astarea offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. All rooms have sea views or views of the Mediterranean vegetation. Two outdoor pools are located next to the pebbly beach, the indoor pool is filled with seawater, and guests are free to use the wellness centre and gym.
Hotel Mlini is located just above the beach and promenade, allowing you to enjoy the enchanting view of the sea throughout your stay. The Hotel, located in the heart of the town of Mlini, is an oasis of peace and relaxation in an ideal location near Dubrovnik. Directly on the beach, you will find the bistro and restaurant Oleander for culinary adventures while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea and islands.
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