Dubrovnik is, without any doubt, the top tourist destination not only in Croatia, but also in whole Europe. The city is located in the region of Dalmatia, in the southeastern part of the country. It is the economic and administrative center of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. With well- preserved medieval architecture and its famous city wall, the charm of this city attracts people from around the world. It is an ideal destination for an unforgettable vacation.
Because of its unique beauty, the famous novelist Bernard Shaw said this city is Heaven On Earth. Informally, it is also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic Sea”. If you don’t believe this to be true, you can check it by yourself with car rental in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval cities, which is the reason why it is joined the UNESCO list of the Word Heritage Sites.
According to the latest census, there are 42,600 citizens in Dubrovnik, mostly Croats. The town occupies a territory of approximately 21 square kilometers along the Adriatic Sea.
The climate is a mixture of a humid subtropical and Mediterranean climate, with extremely hot summers and mild winters. During the winter, thunderstorms are quite often. The whole this region is under the influence of the specific wind, known as Bura.
There are many interesting locations in the city, which attract many people every year. First of all, walls of Dubrovnik are like some kind of the city’s trademarks, which was the only system of the protection in the past. Almost one million people visited this 2 kilometers old medieval wall last year. This location is also very popular among filmmakers (Game of Thrones). It is also used as the main motive in a number of artworks.
In the past, this city was trading and maritime center of the whole region. Today, economy is based primarily on tourism and service sector.
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Exploring the city by car is probably not the best idea, because the old city core is a traffic-free zone. Parking near the center might be a problem and prices are very high. You can reach the city from different directions and renting a car in Monte Negro is one of the most popular options.
On the other hand, if you want to rent a car in Split, you must know that this road passes through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina (City of Neum), which is a reason why you will have to take your passport with you. In most cases, insurance or green card is not required, but it is always recommended.
Croatia has one of the most restrictive driving rules when it comes to alcohol consumption. The allowed level of the alcohol in the blood is 0%! Think about this before you start with car rental in Dubrovnik.
For all those foreign drivers who are planning car renting in Croatia, an international driver’s license is not required if you are an EU citizen.
You must drive on the right side of the road, with your seatbelt on. The penalties for not wearing seatbelt and for using cell phone are very high.
Although you will not be able to drive through the old city core (traffic free area), the maximal speed in other parts of the city is 50 kilometers per hour.
There are several places where you can find car rental in Dubrovnik like at the city’s airport, center or city’s port. The prices range from 138 to 370 euros.