While the rest of Croatia, and Europe for that matter, forgot what Summer feels like and is already heading for the Autumn coats and wellies, the south of Croatia is still enjoying the incredible Summer weather.
Yes, it’s the end of September, but sunbathing and swimming is still very much happening in the Dubrovnik area. The people who decided to take a late Summer vacation, avoid the tourist crowds and peek cruiser season, have hit the jackpot with the sunny start of Autumn and comfortably warm temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. However, the warmth and sunshine isn’t the only thing the region has to offer nowadays. During October and September, the southern parts of the beautiful Croatian coast are a foodie and sportsman’s dream destination.
The Ston Wall Marathon (https://www.ston-wall-marathon.com/), the Dubrovnik and Konavle Walking Festival (http://dubrovnikwalkingfestival.com/en/), as well as the International Tennis Tournament (http://visitdubrovnik.hr/index.php/en/38-events/5606-tenis-turniri-itf-2018-en), will keep the active tourist busy running, exploring the region with other hiking enthusiasts or enjoying some back and forth on the elite orange courts.
The less active and more hedonistically inclined traveler can exercise his or hers taste pallet during the second half of October at the Good Food Festival (http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/news/good_food_fest/index.html) in Dubrovnik. During the week-long feast, you will be able to try an assortment of local cuisine specialties and wine – the best in the country! This festival offers all the different tastes of traditional local treats, sweet and savory, as well as some trendy workshops where you can learn how to style and photograph your food – Instagram (link na Villa orlando insta), here we come! The highlight of the festival is a full buffet stretching along the most famous street in Dubrovnik – Stradun.
If this isn’t enough to fill your vacay calendar, the vibrant cultural scene can keep you busy, entertain and entice you to explore places just outside of the historic walls of Dubrovnik. Unseen Cavtat (http://www.unseencavtat.com/naslovna/), a mini film festival showcasing the work of young Croatian artists, located in Cavtat, is just a short ride from Dubrovnik. This can give you a chance to enjoy the many beautiful sights and five-star restaurants in this small Mediterranean town, which is usually a popular parking place for luxurious yachts. Who knows, you might even see your celebrity crush!