Following a wonderful two weeks in Zagreb, we have now arrived in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Sea (The Dalmatian coast). Considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations within the Mediterranean, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
One legend states that Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century on a rocky island named Laus by refugees looking for a new homeland. However, some recent archeological finds pose a more plausible theory that Dubrovnik was really founded sometime before the birth of Christ by Greek sailors. For a time (1205-1358) the city came under the sovereignty of Venice, but then bounced between Hungry, the Serbian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire because of its strong maritime trading and skill at diplomacy. In August of 1296, most of the city was destroyed by a great fire, but was quickly rebuilt.
Our apartment is in the Old Town's walled fortifications which is off-limits to all vehicular traffic. Consisting of a very spacious bedroom, a full bathroom, and a combination kitchen/dining area, this is a lovely accommodation in a four hundred year old building.