3. Dubrovnik

Romantic Escape

Couples in search of romance are flocking to this wondrous city on the southernmost stretch of Croatia's coast, as enchanted by its beauty today as the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who once proclaimed, "If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik." The city has been magnificently restored to its former glory to emerge as one of the most fashionable vacation spots in all of Europe. Dubrovnik's resurgent popularity should come as no surprise, however—this "jewel of the Adriatic," as the coastal resort town is often referred to in tourist brochures, is breathtakingly beautiful and a magnet for dreamy-eyed lovers in search of romantic inspiration. The city's fortified old town overlooks the dazzling Adriatic from a shelter of limestone cliffs and its marble-paved streets are lined with marvelously preserved churches, stately palaces, squares and terracotta-roofed townhouses. Meanwhile, down below, along the seaside coast, fine beaches beckon—as do a slew of offshore islands—making Dubrovnik uniquely appealing to just about any taste.




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