One of Croatia’s most gorgeous cities, Dubrovnik, has become a popular destination for travelers visiting the Adriatic coast. The city dates back to the 7th century when it became home to fleeing Romans who were being attacked by Slavs. Dubrovnik, initially called Ragusa, for centuries was able to flourish via trade, but when the earthquake hit in 1667, the city suffered tremendously—only Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace survived. Nonetheless, the city was able to rebuild itself and started to become a tourist destination in the 19th century.

Dubrovnik today is spectacular, with breathtaking views and fresh, delicious food, plus historic sites that have been there for centuries. The city is also a go-to destination for Game of Thrones fans as many scenes from the series were filmed here. To help you get the best out of this historic city, here are our top three things to do in Dubrovnik outside of the more well-known tourist spots.

Adriatic Kayaking Tours

With such fantastic views and clear water all around, activity outside of the city walls can be an adventure. Moreover, you’ll get amazing views of the city that you can absorb at your own pace. That’s why we recommend renting a kayak from Adriatic Kayak Tours, which offers full- and half-day options. While kayaking, feel free to jump off and take a swim, or paddle to nearby caves and explore its interiors.

Dubrovnik Beer Company

Croatia has some delicious options for beers, which is why you should consider Dubrovnik Beer Company to help you cool off (or just enjoy some fresh beer on tap). This place is located in a cozy and modern warehouse with a brewery in the back. You can enjoy a tour of the brewery and learn how their beer is made, in addition to tasting samples while snacking on a few bites.

Dubrovnik Beer Company is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to 11:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 11:30pm.

Karaka Sunset Cruise

Why not spend the evening out on the water aboard the karaka, an imitation of a 16th-century galleon. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time as you cruise around the Adriatic sea. Karaka offers a 2.5-hour sunset dinner cruise featuring drinks, buffet dinner, music, and a bar. This is more on the romantic side, so if you’ve come here with your significant other, it’s the perfect way to not only enjoy each other’s company but also end the night with a good meal and beautiful landscapes.

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