The German based operator TUI has announced that Croatia is one of the hit destinations for 2012 and that the number of bookings from the German market has reached record levels. According to a report by the German newspaper Deutsche Welle bookings from the German market are up a massive 57 percent
_ Where to start? The Old Town or ‘Grad’ is a medieval walled, city dating back to the time Brits were just coming out of the woods! Dubrovnik used to be a city state, like the Vatican and the locals were exchanging International Trade Treaties when Robin Hood was causing trouble in Sherwood. Enter through medieval gates, walk on marble streets and be struck by the similarity to Venice. No surprise, as the Venetians once occupied the city. Walk the walls and bask in the sun’s shimmering reflection off the magical Adriatic or jump on the chair lift and get another stunning view of the Old Town and the Elaphite Islands, just offshore.
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Dubrovnik is over-endowed with great restaurants, but none so wonderfully named as Lady Pi Pi! Guests are greeted by a most immodest statue, (picture left, study carefully), wihich gives the Restaurant its unforgettable name. The food is also excellent and has good ratings in Trip Advisor. There are restaurants to suite all tastes and pockets. Budget small family restaurants serve great steaks (Dominoes) and shell fish, (Arka), not to mention the already discussed named Lady Pi P. For the gourmets there is Nautika, overlooking the sea and city walls and The Bota Oyster & Sushi Bar for fish caught on the day you eat. During the season all the restaurants serve outside on the marbled pavements, which adds to the buzz and excitement during the evening hours, with musicians circulating from table to table, restaurant to restaurant, amidst the aromas of grilled fresh shell fish and other delicacies.
Dubrovnik is used to being visited by Popes and Royalty. This Queen parked just around the corner from Dubrovnik Villa Mirak and caused quite a stir in The Port of Gruz.
What an absolutely perfect setting for filming of the next episode of the HBO mega hit TV series, Game of Thrones and through our twitter account we have put Villa Mirak at the disposal of cast members when they return to Dubrovnik for the next series. The Old City of Dubrovnik had a real medieval feel to it with as a large numbers of extras in full costume. The set was also extensive with blacksmiths, torches, market stalls and various weapons. On the ramparts of the city walls two flags, one from the kingdom of Westeros and the other from the house of the noble family Baratheon, fluttered in the breeze.
A great local restaurant, run by Vlaho and his family. About 8 mins drive from the Villa, very close to ACI Marina. Tables over the river, with excellent fresh fish. Can get a bit chilly later in the evening and make sure you get a mozzy go away candle on your table. Check whether Vlaho is there and give him best wishes from Villa Mirak.
Here is a restaurant in Zaton that can be reached by car and boat (more fun). Its called Restaurant Gverovic-Orsan. There is another picture below of the view from a table.
This is a great little bay in Zaton. It is very difficult to reach on foot, but by boat it is easy. Crystal clear water and very sheltered. Ideal for snorkling, boat picnic or just sleeping, except for the noise of crickets!
This is the amazing view from the top of the cable car in the Old Town. This is taken from the top of Srd Mountain and will be the view from the new golf course due to be available from 2013.