Ok, Dubrovnik is a really fascinating city, and maybe all you can do is just relax and enjoy in your holiday. This city can provide that for you in many ways; but if you need a more active holiday – guess what? You can also have that in Dubrovnik.

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Swimming in the clear and warm sea will surely relax and refresh you. For those who wish for more, the beaches of Dubrovnik offer additional options. Rent a pedalo or jetski and visit some of the picturesque coves not far from the beach; take a banana boat ride, water-ski or windsurf.

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If you are gripped by a real spirit of adventure then take a kayak from Pile at the foot of Fort Lovrjenac. Paddle out to the Island of Lokrum and to Bete Cave and admire the view of the stone walls on your way back. It is also possible to explore the underwater world around Dubrovnik, to enjoy the silence and mystery of the depths and visit some protected submarine archaeological sites within the special programmes offered by the diving and water sports centres located at some of the Dubrovnik beaches.

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For fans of the game Lapad offers tennis courts at Babin Kuk, the Bay of Lapad and Gospino Polje; from there you can also take a walk to the nearby Gorica Svetoga Vlaha hill with the small Church of St Blaise. Every year, at the closing of the St Blaise Festival the church is visited by a procession of people carrying banners. From the hill you can enjoy magnificent views over the City and the open sea.

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If you are staying at one of the top class hotels at Ploče do not miss a morning jog or an easy walk to the Sveti Jakov area. At sunset return to your hotel and relax at the wellness centre, have a massage, swim in the swimming pool, or choose one of the beauty treatments.

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Climb the Dubrovnik walls. This amazing 2-kilometre long walk offers a memorable view over the city and open sea.

There are promenades following the coast in Lapad, and even in the mild Dubrovnik winter it is a real pleasure to walk from the Bay of Lapad, head to the Neptune Hotel with a superb view of the rocks and lighthouse, proceed through Babin Kuk to the beach and further along the seashore to the Orsan Sailing Club, where you can refresh yourselves with a fruit juice or cup of coffee.

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To those in good shape we recommend climbing Mount Srđ, which offers a breathtaking view over the entire city, the surrounding area, open sea and islands. If you want your active and cheap holidays to Dubrovnik, this is for you! Do not miss a visit to the museum at Fort Imperial – the symbol of the city defence during the Croatian War of Independence. To true adventure lovers we recommend a tour of the beautiful Konavle countryside in small ATV vehicles, for which one does not need any driving experience.

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This is where you can also try your skill at recreational horseback riding and explore the Konavle area in a different way – taking the 11-kilometre long blue route through olive-groves, woods and along the steep Konavle coast from where you can admire the spectacular view. If you find yourself becoming hungry after all this activity do not miss savouring some local smoked ham, cheese and wine. Intoxicated with beauty, your body and soul rejuvenated, you will come back to the pleasant atmosphere of your hotel and a relaxing bath at your wellness centre.

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Visit the southernmost part of the Croatian coast, the Prevlaka Park. Croatia’s biggest free climbing centre, the park also offers paintball, biking, adventure-walks and a tour of the labyrinth of tunnels that was once constructed for military purposes. Among other numerous programmes designed to make your active holiday in Dubrovnik unforgettable are big game fishing, fishing by day and night in Cavtat, sailing on rented sailboats, the salt harvest at the Ston Salt Works, a jeep safari in Konavle and a bicycle ride through the unique national park on the Island of Mljet.

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