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With great weather ahead, it looks like one more glorious Indian summer for Dubrovnik, allowing you to discover some of southern Dalmatia’s rich culture and gourmet offers. 

It is the perfect time to explore the region or take advantage of the spa and sporting facilities on offer at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik resort. An award-winning Spa Centre, complete with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and a range of top treatments, is the perfect detox, while those wanting to be a little more active can visit our Sports Centre, where group and private fitness classes await, as squash, tennis or wall climbing.

Dubrovnik in autumn might just be what you need right now!  Here are things to see & do while visiting Dubrovnik in September.

OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK

Walking around the Old City of Dubrovnik is magical. With its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, there is so much to see, from walking the famous old walls and a stroll down Stradun to checking out the outstanding old walls, palaces, theatres, churches, museums and galleries. Add a little Dubrovnik culture into the mix, including the city's remarkable painters, and there you have a perfect recipe for an inspiring break on the Adriatic Coast.

SCENTS AND FLAVOURS OF AUTUMN

Dubrovnik is a gourmet paradise, a combination of traditional recipes with a modern culinary twist, and a passion for the freshest local produce. The basic concept is very simple: the freshest, seasonal local ingredients, which ensure that different specialities occur at different types of the year; simple recipes; and traditional home cooking, with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Given its proximity to the sea, it is perhaps no surprise that seafood dominates many menus in Dubrovnik, however, meat lovers and vegetarians will also be in heaven. All lovers of good food (and wine) can join the Good Food Festival, a gastronomic treat that is traditionally held in late September or October.

OFF THE GRID – ARBORETUM TRSTENO

Dubrovnik and its surroundings are blessed with seemingly unlimited natural treasures. Did you know that over 10% of Croatia is allocated to nature and national parks? One of the more popular trips, just a short distance from the hotel is the oldest arboretum in all Europe, the only one on the Croatian coast, and a wonderful way to escape the crowds, stroll in a stunning haven of natural beauty while enjoying the heritage and nature of the fabulous Trsteno Arboretum.

ON THE BOAT TO THE ELAPHITE ISLANDS

A true hidden Dalmatian voyage of discovery! The region is blessed with some truly spectacular islands, islets and reefs within easy reach. The inhabited Elaphite islands -Kalamota, Lopud and Šipan, located within easy reach from the resort, are a popular choice for a half-day or full-day trip. The islands are covered with pine forests, surrounded by beautiful beaches, cliffs and caves. These islands have less than 200 inhabitants, which further contributes to the preservation of the natural beauty of the Elaphite Islands. Locals live in traditional stone houses, surrounded by palm trees, parks, gardens and flowers, and the many fruits that thrive on the island, including figs, vines, carob, olives, almonds, oranges and other citrus fruits. The Adriatic Sea, one of the cleanest in the world, is ideal for swimming, even in the early autumn months, as well as for numerous water sports, such as windsurfing, jet ski safaris and kayaking. The Adriatic is also one of the largest sailing paradises in Europe.

MOVIE SET

The very first time you lay your eyes on the remarkable Old City of Dubrovnik you may have the impression that you are gazing onto a film set. All fans of Game of Thrones, a popular epic phantasy, probably know that Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia as King’s Landing. As you explore the ancient old town, enjoy views of the red-roofed skyline that is recognized as the Capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Why not walk around the historic streets and enjoy a themed film tour – it is a perfect wrap of your autumn adventure in Dubrovnik!

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