Who said Dubrovnik is only worth a visit in summer? Thanks to the mild winters in this Croatian city, going for a stroll down its streets between November and March is a real treat. And if you needed a reason to visit this city, we'll give you six!
Dubrovnik Winter Festival
From 30 November to 1 January, Dubrovnik will be celebrating its sixth consecutive Winter Festival, which can stand alongside the best European Christmas festivals. The first Advent candle is lit and this kicks off this festival with Christmas lights and markets. Music is also a main feature, with many concerts to be enjoyed, like classical music by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and popular Croatian bands and singers like Parni valjak and Ante Gelo.
"Winter Saturday Mornings in the City"
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board has been organising an event for six years called "Winter Saturday Mornings in the City". Every Saturday between November and March, at 10am, there are free guided tours of the old town so tourists can discover all the hidden gems of Dubrovnik. After the tour you can watch the Lindo Folklore Ensemble perform outside the Church of St Blaise.
From 2 to 9 February 2020, Dubrovnik celebrates the festival of St Blaise, the city's patron saint for over ten centuries. It's a religious festival with processions in honour of the patron saint, but there are also secular events such as concerts, exhibitions and plays.
Forget about Paris: Dubrovnik is the new city of love! Thanks to its special atmosphere the city has become one of the most popular honeymoon and Valentine's Day destinations. The peace and quiet of "The Pearl of the Adriatic" in February, away from the summer crowds, is an experience not to be missed.
There's a longstanding tradition in Dubrovnik – from 14 to 25 February 2020 people will dress up as fairy-tale characters to celebrate a very special Carnival. The programme includes activities for children and adults alike, so grab your costume and be dazzled by this magical event!
Gastronomy is an important part of Croatian culture. A few miles north of Dubrovnik, in Mali Ston Bay, we can go to a festival that celebrates the prized and aphrodisiac seafood – oysters. In March the Dubrovnik Tourist Board organises the Oyster Festival, where visitors can enjoy this delicacy, as well as the excellent Peljesac Peninsula wines. Groups of Klapa, traditional singing from the region of Dalmatia, provide the entertainment for this festival.
Don't wait any longer and book now to visit Dubrovnik this winter!