Dubrovnik old town's city walls
it may be not exactly seaside promenade, but close enough.
Wherever you look chances are azure blue sea will be in
your sight. Walk around Dubrovnik's city walls is certainly
one of those must do things while in Croatia, so it deserves
to be on this list.
The wall surrounds the entire Old City with their 1940 meters
of length and up to 25 meters of height. There are five
bastions, 3 circular and 12 square and rectangular towers,
two corner towers, one huge fortress and several rocky beaches
along the way. It takes two hours to go all the way around
but you'll be rewarded with unforgettable views on blue
sea, red roofs, mountains.. A Kodak moment after another
all along the way. You'll be even able to peak into private
backyards and kitchens...
For a small you can rent an audio tape and headphones which
will guide you along the way. It's well worth a few Kuna.
Scattered here and there are stands that sell lemonades
and sodas. You may need the refreshment. You can really
work up a thirst during this walk, especially on a hot summer
One of the best kept secrets (well maybe not anymore) is
the Buza beach and Buza bar, an outdoor bar clinging to
a sea cliff just outside the eastern walls. It's the bar
for sunset-watching in the same way that the Gradska Kavana,
with its two terraces over the harbor and Luza Square, is
the bar for people-watching. Buza is kind a hard to find.
If you walk beneath the city walls eventually you will come
to the wooden sign that says Cold Drinks which points towards
a door in the wall. If you climb inside the wall, you will
see another wooden sign shaped like an arrow, saying, Cold
Drinks. Walk through the hole in the wall, and you are there.
From the terrace there are steps leading to the beach where
you can swim off a rock by the sea.