With temperatures touching 30 degrees and the Adriatic a bath-like 23 degrees the end of October in Dubrovnik is a real Indian Summer. The beaches are still doing a roaring trade, the Old City is shining in the low sun and the al fresco café bar culture is making the city resemble a day in August rather than well into autumn.
The thousands of tourists who decided to visit Dubrovnik at this time of the year are certainly having value for money. The summer crowds have died down, rolling out your towel on the city’s beaches has never been easier and finding a spare table in a restaurant stress-free. And whilst the majority of northern Europe has been in winter jackets for weeks already Dubrovnik is not letting go of bikinis and flip flops.
Unfortunately, the autumn sunshine won’t last forever, all good things must come to an end, and changeable weather is predicted to arrive on Tuesday next week. But in the meantime tourists and locals are still enjoying the Adriatic and the Banje beach with its spectacular views over the Old City is as busy as ever.