Watching the sunset behind the walled Stari Grad (Old Town) of Dubrovnik is stunningly beautiful. Ringed by pristine sea and backed by high, barren cliffs, this historic city is unique.
Dating from the 7th century, Dubrovnik's colorful history is marked by a period of independence, Venetian rule, surrender to Napoleon's French army and then government by the Austro-Hungarian empire. Most recently in its tumultuous past, Dubrovnik survived the siege of 1991 when two-thirds of the city was damaged during the Yugoslav war. Today, fully restored with the help of UNESCO, Dubrovnik is at the southern-most end of Croatia and a magnet for those who love sunbathing, celebrity-spotting and good coffee.