Due to its location, Dubrovnik is famed for its infamous maritime trade. In 1991, the city was involved in the ‘siege of Dubrovnik’ for a total of seven months, which led to a lot of the population fleeing from the city. From the 1991 census to the 2001 census, the population of Dubrovnik decreased by 6,000 people to 43,770, however, this figure is expected to rise when the next census is released. In 2001, roughly 90% of the population were Croat, which is under the national average. This supports the fact that many ‘local’s’ fled during the troubles of 1991.
Dubrovnik is famed for its wonderful summer festival which spans over 45 days of summer. The summer festival includes a variety of plays, concerts and games. Dubrovnik also has some of Croatia’s more notable beaches, which is always a bonus for British tourists!
Dubrovnik has two universities, four colleges, including an American college, and an academy specialising in science and arts.
The temperature in Dubrovnik is lower when compared to a major city like Split. However, the average temperature in the summer months is still 28 degrees. During the winter months, Dubrovnik is slightly milder than split. On average, the summer months have about four days of rain, while winter months usually have in excess of 11 rainy days.
The city of Dubrovnik has an almost Italian like ‘setup’ around the city, with a variety of cobbled pavements and rather cluttered towns. However, this adds to the amazing history, and is one of many reasons why British tourists visit the city.
If you are intending to get a transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the city or a nearby destination than Dubrovnik airport offers plenty of options.
One of the most popular options is to take a shuttle bus because it is low cost and frequent. A bus into the city of Dubrovnik from the airport takes about half an hour and costs just 5 Euros. The busses run regularly. Therefore, you do not need to worry about booking them before you arrive at the airport.
Taxi Dubrovnik Airport
Dubrovnik airport has a taxi rank for all incoming travellers. Previously, it has been noted that the queue can be quite long in peak hours, therefore, if you are intending on getting a taxi (from the rank) expect a small wait.
Quick Tip: Have a rough idea in your head how much you expect the taxi to cost (in Croatian Kuna), and ask how much the journey will cost before you set off. If the price is too much then do not be afraid to haggle.
If you want the luxury of a private journey and want to be a bit more prepared then you can book a private taxi to transfer you to Dubrovnik or a surrounding area. Private taxis at Dubrovnik airport will wait an additional hour (free of charge) if your flight is delayed, and they are always updated on the statuses of flights. Therefore, this is one less thing you need to worry about. Once again, make sure you haggle on the telephone when you speak to somebody, as you will be able to get a private taxi for the same price as a ‘regular’ taxi on the rank.