Dubrovnik has always been a magnet for tourist and after the TV
version of Game of Thrones came out there has undoubtedly been an
unflux of tourists flocking to this wonderful city in their droves,
and new year's eve is no exception.
This Croatian city is a visual marvel, with its Old Town and huge stone walls that run nearly 2km around the city which you can, and should, take a walk around, it can get busy in high season, as it’s one of the main tourist attractions, but with delightful views it’s well worth it. If you try and go just as it opens you should miss most of the crowds.
Jump on the cablecar to Mount Srd with absolutely gorgeous views over the Adriatic and over the Old Town and Lokrum Island, or if you are feeling fit, you can hike up there and then reward yourself with a glass of wine at the top and watch some epic sunsets.
In December, you can enjoy the Christmas Markets throughout the city, head to Sponza Palace and Luza Square where you can enjoy festive food and mulled wine as you shop the stalls.
Staying in Dubrovnik for New Years Eve, then you want to make
sure you’re on Stradun, or Placa, as it’s also known, in the Old
Town for midnight. This is where thousands of people gravitate
towards to see in the New Year and it will be very busy.
The main street comes alive with music, dancing, live bands and of course fireworks that light up the city sky for an unforgettable night.
Many of the hotels and restaurants in Dubrovnik will hold their own New Years Eve celebrations, so remember to book in advance for your evenings dinner and entertainment.
There are a lot of delightful restaurants in Dubrovnik to choose from:
Webcam view covering the old town
There is also a great live webcam for Plaza Banje
If you are looking for accommodation for your festive stay in
Dubrovnik, you have a great selection to choose from:
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik
Royal Princess Hotel
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.