Tourist guide Dubrovnik - Villa Lighthouse Grebeni
A group of small islands and reefs on which Grebeni are situated belong to the Elaphites archipelago. These island clusters were of great importance in the history of the Republic of Dubrovnik which was the strongest merchant powerhouse in its day. Only 3 out of 13 islands are inhabited, these are Šipan, Koločep and Lopud and they can all be visited in the course of a single day and it is certainly worth it as they contain numerous old churches and other edifices dating back to the times of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has a rich historical and cultural heritage, out of this multitude some edifices deserve special attention. The city walls of Dubrovnik are one of the best preserved fortification systems in Europe, with the total length of almost 2 km, across the entire surface of the walls 5 fortresses, 16 towers and bastions have been erected. 3 of these fortresses are part of the walls while the fortress Lovrijenac on the west and the fortress Revelin on the east served as separate defensive units.The fortress Lovrijenac is certainly a part of the photo album of each visitor of Dubrovnik, it was built on a rock, 37 meters above sea level in the 13th century with the purpose of protecting the city from the east. It looks particularly impressive during windy days when the waves break against the foot of the fortress causing the sea to froth. Stradun is probably the only part of the city for which you can claim with outmost certainty that each tourist has passed through it. Stradun is the prettiest and the widest street in the city that divides it into the northern and the southern part, and has served as the main supply line of the city in the golden age of the Dubrovnik republic when the trading blossomed.Lokum is a small island situated at the half a nautical mile from Dubrovnik. The island was proclaimed a botanical garden containing plants from all parts of the world, but mostly from Australia and South America. The legend has it that no one other than Richard the lion heart has found rescue on the island of Lokrum after the shipwreck that occurred upon his return from the crusade in the year 1192. Lokrum is also called the island of those in love. In the very city of Dubrovnik there are several beautiful, interesting and unique beaches. The beach Banje offers an amazing view of the city walls and of the small island of Lokrum. A multitude of hospitality facilities is what makes this beach the most popular of all the beaches in Dubrovnik. It is very rarely in the course of the entire year that you will see this beach without any swimmers. The beach Buža can be found only by the most persistent and best informed ones. This hidden, rocky beach is located outside of the walls. The beach is not ideal for children, on the other hand it is ideal for couples that wish to enjoy the romance on the rocks beneath the high walls. There is one bar on this beach that turns into an ideal romantic location in the open at sundown. The Copacabana is a gravel beach, ideal for families with children situated in a part called Babin Kuk. The beach offers the view of the Greben and this is the closest beach for the guests of the lighthouse.
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