I’ve got a real soft spot for the Croatian city, and I’m in good company. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was once quoted as saying Dubrovnik is a paradise on earth. Something about the sparkling blue sea and medieval clay-topped buildings make it quite the heavenly destination.
During my last visit, I spent hours walking the fortified walls in the sunshine. I also took a trip out to Lokrum island, a nature reserve and home to a 12th-century monastery. I discover something new every time I go – the winding cobbled lanes of the Old Town feel as though they’ve got a secret just around every corner. If that sounds like your cup of tea, here are my top recommendations for exploring this enchanting city.