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Maps of Dubrovnik

  • Map of peninsula Peljesac and islands Korcula and Mljet west of Dubrovnik

    Peljesac, Korcula and Mljet

  • Map of Areas close to Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik area

  • Annotated Map of Dubrovnik

    Google Map of Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik Hills - Did you know ?

Dubrovnik Map Explanation

Map of Dubrovnik with surroundingsDubrovnik Region as shown on the map includes almost the historical boundaries of the largest territory Dubrovnik Republic had under its governance. The whole area now forms a county called Dubrovnik-Neretva county.

As you can clearly see from the map the green area which highlights Dubrovnik Neretva county is at one place interrputed by the purple inset. This inset is a territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thus to get to Dubrovnik by car from the west you need to pass the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina at the town of Neum.

The border crossing regime between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is quite relaxed and the border crossings go smooth and without any problems.

The historical reason for this inset we find in the rich history of the Dubrovnik Republic and its wise diplomacy. During its whole history Dubrovnik Republic had one big rival on the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean: Venice who was also a great maritime power at the Adriatic.

Since Dubrovnik, unlike Venice, did not have a big standing army at the disposal and Venice ruled the whole Croatian Adriatic with exception of Dubrovnik Region. In 1699, Dubrovnik relinquished control of the region of Klek–Neum to the Ottoman Empire at the Treaty of Karlowitz following the Great Turkish War. It gave the Turkish army access to the sea, but just as important to Dubrovnik, it gave them a protection from the Republic of Venice. In that time Dubrovnik had exclusive trade realations with the Ottoman Empire to whom it payed annual tribute for its liberty. Despite the huge annual tribute payed to the Turks, Dubrovnik benefited by having its liberty and from direct trade relations with the east. Later on this area around Neum, naturally became a part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hence today we have a border crossing when travelling from Dubrovnik to the rest of Croatia.

 

If we would like to break down Dubrovnik Region we could do it as illustrated on the above Map:

Dubrovnik would include the historical walled City with surrounding residential areas of Ploce, Pile, Gruz, and Lapad peninsula. In the below map, walled city of Dubrovnik is painted red and marked with "Grad", how locals call it (in translation "The City").

Dubrovnik Map

The area south west of Dubrovnik we could name Cavtat Region upon the town of Cavtat, the most prominent destination south west of Dubrovnik. The Region would would include the whole of Konavle and Zupa Dubrovacka with picturesque places as Mlini, Srebreno, and Plat.

 

Area and islands to the north west of Dubrovnik would include the whole Dubrovnik archipelago called the Elaphite islands with places of Zaton, Orasac, Trsteno, and Slano on the coastline.

 

In the far west Peninsula Peljesac region, most famous for the town of Ston, its oyster and mussels production, and extraordinary fine wines.

Mljet and the beauty of a national park would be a story of its own.

 

And lastly Korcula Island with famous Town of Korcula, Moreska dance, and the production of extra virgin olive oil.

Dubrovnik - Foundation of the Ancient City

Historical DubrovnikThe beginnings of Dubrovnik fall in the relatively distant past and like many Mediterranean cities are veiled in legend. Among several legends about its origin, historically the most credible is the one linking the foundation of the new city with the destruction and fall of the Roman city of Epidaurum (at the site of present day Cavtat) in the 7th century.