Croatia is one of the few countries you may not think of when planning a trip to the Mediterranean, yet it is one of the most beautiful countries to be found in the region. It has a rich cultural heritage, magnificent natural constructions and warm weather. The historic city of Dubrovnik is in the southern part of the country below the Roman city of Pula and is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Visitors can explore the reefs and islets from Dubrovnik and the city is within driving distance of ski resorts during the winter.
Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century and today it encompasses two separated settlements from that time. It is surrounded by high city walls that were built to protect the city from Arab, Venetian, Macedonian, Serb and other invaders who attempted to conquer this unique position on the coast. At the time the population was very aristocratic and there were three classes occupying the city. Today, everyone lives as one and the city is booming with tourists and visitors.