‘The summer crowds and cruise ships have subsided, with locals reclaiming their city, meeting for morning coffee at open-air cafés on Stradun. But there’s still plenty of action – the next Bond movie, Shatterhand, is being filmed here this winter. BA flies from Gatwick – flights are sporadic in winter – and Croatia Airlines flies Heathrow to Zagreb, with connections to Dubrovnik’, Telegraph wrote on their web page, describing Dubrovnik in autumn and winter.
Here’s what they wrote about our town in the text entitled ‘Same charm, quieter streets: Why autumn is the best time to visit Dubrovnik‘!
For a luxury hideaway with retro-chic furnishing, sea views and a spa with indoor pool, the newly renovated Excelsior is unbeatable. There is currently a special offer: £499 per person for a three-night stay including return flights from the UK and breakfast. The more affordable, Fresh Sheets Kathedral in the Old Town offers cosy doubles from £67 a night, without breakfast included.
From Pile Gate, walk the length of Stradun, a wide promenade lined with cafés. Turn right for the Rector’s Palace housing the Cultural History Museum. Nearby, the Baroque Cathedral exhibits intricately crafted golden reliquaries in its treasury. Heading back to Pile Gate, see the Franciscan Monastery, with Europe’s oldest working pharmacy.
Walk a circuit of the magnificent medieval city walls. You should have them almost to yourself now, for views over the terracotta rooftops and down on to the glistening blue Adriatic. Access costs 150kn (£17.50).
Off the map
For autumn colours, visit Trsteno Arboretum (seven miles away, served by bus), high above the coast, in the grounds of a 15th-century villa. Entrance: 50kn (£5.80).
Telegraph also offered a various places to drink, eat, enjoy, have a good time… Find them attached above.