The city of Dubrovnik is a favorite destination for many people who are looking for a perfect holiday. It has delighted many tourists from all over the world with its beauty and has become the backdrop for numerous films and world-famous series, among which Game of Thrones is certainly the most famous one. You, too, can visit this ancient city in the south of Croatia and discover the medieval walls, Stradun and many other secrets it hides. For the trip to Dubrovnik, choose the comfortable and fast TP line catamaran line and avoid the crowds and heat on the highway.
The line connects Split and Dubrovnik every day, and on the way, it stops at the beautiful islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet, so you will enjoy these beautiful islands as well. The catamaran sails daily. It departs from Split at 9:15 a.m. and arrives in Dubrovnik at 2:35 p.m. The return from Dubrovnik is every day at 15:15 and it returns to Split at 20:30.
Brač is the first destination on the trip
The first port where the catamaran docks is Milna on the island of Brač. This was once the main port until a ferry dock was built in Supetar. From the catamaran, you will be able to take a look at the beautiful island of Brač, which is the largest island in Dalmatia and has about 14,500 inhabitants. The island has long been known for its wine, olive oil and stone. Numerous world cultural monuments and famous buildings were built from Brač stone, including the Parliament in Budapest, the Reichstag in Berlin and Diocletian's Palace in Split. Brač is an island with one of the world's most famous beaches - Zlatni Rat.
Sunny Hvar - the sunniest island of the Adriatic
The next port we land in is the city of Hvar on the island of the same name. This city will take your breath away with its beauty and Mediterranean charm. Hvar is known for its top restaurants, hotels and clubs where the world's elite gather and enjoy. Our catamarans have daily lines with this island, so take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy this wonderful island.
Korčula - a beauty from the south
Korčula is the third port in which we dock on our pleasant journey. This southern island is in no way behind the beauty of Brač and Hvar. According to the legend, the city of Korčula was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor more than 3,000 years ago. Throughout history, this island and city have been ruled by numerous people: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Habsburgs, and they all left traces of their cultures. Our catamaran passes through the channel between the Pelješac peninsula and the island of Korčula, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes and views of smaller and larger towns and villages. When entering Korčula, prepare to be amazed by the view of the medieval walls that surround the old city center. Although we are just in the passage now and you won't be able to see this hometown of Marco Polo, be sure to plan a longer visit to this wonderful city and island with a beautiful nature and rich history.
Pomena, a port on green Mljet
The last port we dock at before Dubrovnik is the charming Pomena on the island of Mljet. This is a port located on the very edge of the National Park Mljet, and it is about 15 minutes away from Malo Jezero. Mljet is also called the green island, and according to legend, it is the island where the ancient hero Odysseus lived with the nymph Calypso. There is also a cave on the island called Odysseus' Cave. National park Mljet is one of the oldest national parks in Croatia, which will delight you with its diversity and richness of the natural world. After a short stop to disembark and embark passengers, we continue to our last port - Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik - the ancient pearl of the Adriatic
One of the most famous cities on the Adriatic is undoubtedly Dubrovnik. Its rich history makes it a desirable destination for many tourists who discover it and remain stunned by the beauty that this city offers.
The city walls, the Duke's Palace, the main street Stradun and the baroque cathedral of the Assumption of Mary are only a part of what the city under the Srđ has to offer. This is a city with a rich history and past, which managed to maintain its independence and freedom despite numerous threats from the Venetians and Turks. For hundreds of years, this city was the center of culture, knowledge and power as the capital of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Due to its historical significance, the old city center was included under the protection of UNESCO in 1979th. The city offers numerous museums where you will be able to learn about the famous and rich past. Among them are the setting in the Dominican monastery, as well as the Treasury of the Cathedral, where silver and gold relics dating from the 11th to the 19th century are displayed. While you are in Dubrovnik, you should take the time to visit the museum of the Franciscan monastery, with the inventory of the Little Friars' pharmacy dating back to 1317th.
A walk along the city walls will leave you speechless, as will a visit to the Lovrijenac fortress. This fortress is separated from the rest of the city walls and was built to protect the city from sea attacks from the west. At the entrance to the fortress, there is a Latin inscription: Non bene pro toto libertas venditu auro (Freedom is not sold for all the wealth in the world), which speaks volumes about the perseverance and determination of the citizens of Dubrovnik to preserve their independence.
Excellent gastronomic offer
Stroll through the heart of the old town and the labyrinth of streets and alleyways and have a look at life of the locals. Narrow streets, numerous stairs and squares also hide fantastic bars where you will have great fun, and eat excellent food. The superb gastronomic offer is one of the characteristics of most Dubrovnik restaurants, and you can’t go wrong when choosing where to eat. The restaurants offer local and fresh food and a rich selection of wines that will not leave you indifferent.
Visit the nearby Lokrum island
Be sure to reserve one day of your stay in Dubrovnik to visit the nearby island of Lokrum. This island is connected by numerous boat lines and visiting is easy. According to the legend, the legendary English King Richard I the Lionheart found salvation from a shipwreck on this island on his way back from the Crusades in 1192nd. He landed right on Lokrum and thus saved himself, and then made a vow to build a church on the island. However, in agreement with the citizens, he still built it in the city itself. In addition to the legends, Lokrum is a place where you can swim in clean sea, enjoy on beautiful beaches or walk along instructive paths through dense Mediterranean greenery.
This is just a fraction of what Dubrovnik and the Adriatic have to offer. It is worth visiting them, resting and taking the most beautiful memories with you.