La Placa (Stradun in Croatian) is the main street of Dubrovnik, so it's one of the main reference points for the Croats and, of course, all travelers. It's fantastic to tour the narrow streets of Dubrovnik, but coming back to Placa will make you feel at home, and allow you to reach the main tourist corners of the medieval city.
Debeli Brijeg is the border crossing between Croatia and Montenegro, about 83km from Dubrovnik. A good place to go if you're spending some time in Dubrovnik. Kotor and Perast in Montenegro are amazing and you're to love them.
To think that a few decades ago, this country, its walls and its people were devastated. But they rose above it all and not only did they reconstruct the walls and the structures of their cities but also their lives and that of their children.
What a country and my, what a PEOPLE!
Kolocep Island, also known by the Italian name Calamotta, is one of the three populated Elafiti Islands. It is the closest of the archipelago to the coast of Dubrovnik; in fact, it's Croatia's southernmost inhabited island, just 20 kilometers from the border with Montenegro. It's about 1km from the coast if you swim! From the port of Dubrovnik it's a good bit further, but there are five daily ferries. A return ticket costs 36 kuna, and the ferry takes half an hour to travel the five kilometres from Gruz harbor to the island. Once there you can enjoy beautiful beaches, all to be explored on foot as no vehicles are allowed on the island. Only 150 people live here, but there are a few hotels and restaurants. Kolocep was once a strategic point for ship-building, and was conquered by the Greek and Roman Empires, and later Napoleon.
This is the tallest tower in the city walls of Dubrovnik. The main attraction has to be the unforgettable views over the town, the walls and the sea. It's located in the northern part of the walls, where the most dangerous attacks once took place. The name derives from the tower Menčetić Family, which owned the land where it was built in 1463. The tower was completed in 1464, and became a symbol of the impregnable city of Dubrovnik.