Today I am very happy to be introducing you to Ivona Novak of www.Dubrovnik.com – I asked a few questions about why Dubrovnik is so popular, hope you enjoy our short interview & stunning photos.
If you are planning a visit to Croatia/Dubrovnik or Korcula I think you will find this website is full of useful information and links & you can be sure any questions you send will be promptly answered but the knowledgeable team.
You have a great website promoting Dubrovnik , it is a fabulous city and we’d love you to share some of your favourite places/tips;
Dubrovnik is a unique city that has it all – history, art, culture, nightlife, food, sports… but of course there are some spots that I like best. The island of Lokrum is like paradise on earth. Even in peak season you can always find a calm spot to relax, nap in the shades of the olive trees, or read a good book. I also love the Buza Bar, a bar that is situated outside the Old City walls on the cliffs overlooking the open sea. Another top tip: Park Orsula – best in the evening, when the spotlights put emphasis on this beautiful and romantic setting.
How long have you been promoting Dubrovnik?
Dubrovnik.com is a fairly new website but it gets more and more popular every day, especially since we are promoting it over Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest as well. Social media is an amazing tool to reach people in a more personal way. We always gladly help plan your vacation or give tips and recommendations on anything. Whatever you want to know about Dubrovnik or the area – just tweet, e-mail or message us 🙂
Are you local to Dubrovnik or how long have you lived there?
Yes, everyone here is local to Dubrovnik.
What is your favorite thing about living in Dubrovnik?
Definitely the fact that we are very social people. There is hardly a day when we don’t socialize with friends or family and have a coffee with them. And all this in a town in which, even after years of living here, you are always amazed of its stunning beauty.
What are your top 3 recommends for tourists on a day trip to Dubrovnik?
1. Walk the city walls and see the Old Town from above.
2. Have a drink at Buza Bar
3. Stroll along Stradun and the sidestreets and buy a nice souvenir to take back home. For example Croatian olive oil, candied orange/ lemon peel, traditional crafts from Konavle or a beautiful piece of art.
What is your favourite place to eat?
It really depends on what I want to eat at that moment. There are many good restaurants offering a variety of Mediterranean and some even internationally influenced food. The most important part for me when dining out is a nice atmosphere and my friends.
And finally, what you recommend as the best time of year to visit?
I think each season in Dubrovnik has its own charm. Even though in peak season the town gets often crowded, I love the buzzing summer nights. Fall is calmer but still has the nice summer weather. In Winter the town is decorated for Christmas, the sea is rough because of the strong “Bura” wind but it still amazes me with its natural beauty. Spring is great because you can literally feel Dubrovnik and its people wake up after the winter months – The cafés get crowded, everyone is enjoying long walks, the children are playing outside… Dubrovnik really is unique.