Dubrovnik, the 'pearl of the Adriatic' in southern Croatia, takes you on a journey into the past. With its narrow medieval streets that weave in and out of the shadow of baroque churches and Renaissance palaces, the city exudes a pleasant way of life reminiscent of Italy. The magnificent shingle beaches hemmed by crystalline azure blue waters offer excellent seaside fun for holiday-makers. The mountainous and verdant coastline invites further exploration of inland spots and the many charming Dalmatian islands nearby.