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The Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Flights to Dubrovnik Airport

The Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia is also known as the Čilipi Airport. It is the international airport in the city of Dubrovnik, in the Republic of Croatia. The Dubrovnik Airport is located approximately 15.5km from Dubrovnik city centre, near Čilipi, and has the longest runway in Croatia. It is also the second largest in terms of passenger numbers up until 2013 when it was surpassed by Split Airport.

There are plans to further expand the Dubrovnik Airport in 2015, but currently there is a new terminal under construction that will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. Once the new terminal is complete, it will be the largest terminal in Croatia. In the future, airport plans consists of an extensive commercial zone and a large four-star airport hotel. Long-term plans incude a new runway and the conversion of the existing runway into a taxiway.

What to see & do

Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having one of the most prominent tourist resorts in the Mediterranean. It is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world, according to CNNGo. Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south of Croatia and is both a seaport and the centre of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The city was built on maritime trade and is currently regarded as one of the centres of the development of the Croatian language and literature. The Croatian War of Independence left some remnants in the old town, like mortar damage still visible in the cobblestone streets and bullet marks in the stone houses. Explore the world-famous city walls around the old town, which offer amazing views. This is especially true at the Minceta Fort and St. John’s Fort, which has an aquarium and a maritime museum situated inside. Visit one of the several churches to appreciate their beautiful architecture, historical value. Dubrovnik also has picture-perfect beaches where you can also relax, lounge around, and swim in. If you love to sail, Dubrovnik is a great starting point to explore the southern Adriatic coast, especially the Elaphite islands; Korcula, Pelješac, and Mljet.

Getting around Dubrovnik

OId Town is comprised of little streets, some of which can be rather steep and a little tricky to navigate on. Otherwise, travelling around the city is entirely plausible as it is completely pedestrianised. If you are staying outside Old Town, you can simply take a scheduled bus. However, do plan your trip beforehand. You can also choose to rent a car in advance if you want to drive within and around Dubrovnik.

Getting to Dubrovnik

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