Dubrovnik is located at the south of Croatia ,at east coast of the Adriatic sea, so its geographical position is approximately 42,28 degrees of north width ( a little above Rome and Barcelona ) and 18,7 degrees of east length ( approximately on the meridian of Stockholm ). Nowadays, the area of the Dubrovnik county includes basically the area of the Dubrovnik Republic, coastal area from Neum on the west to Prevlaka on the east, the largest part of Peljesac peninsula and all other islands along the islands along the coast, (National park Mljet, Sipan, Kolocep,and some of the uninhabited islands ). City of Dubrovnik, cut in stone below the hill of Srd, washed by the sea and surrounded by colorful mediterranean gardens has always been the symbol of the pure beauty of nature combined with human creativity, love for freedom and sense of modesty. Once a powerful tiny state, the beauty of which has always been the challenge and inspiration of artists as well as destination of numerous native and foreign visitors, the city of Dubrovnik is today one of the most significant Croatian and also European tourist centers.
Dubrovnik and its surroundings has its own modified mediterranean climate of dry and warm summers, but wet and gentle winters.
The average yearly temperature is 17 degrees Celsius; 10 degrees Celsius in winter and 26 in summer. Main attraction of this area is crystal-clear sea with the average temperature of 21 degrees. Dubrovnik, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The city is also the venue for numerous scientific, scholarly and literary conferences (PEN in 1933 and 1993), as well as international tourism congresses (ASTA, FUAAV, DRV, SNAV, etc.).
The summers in Dubrovnik have been marked for over fifty years by the most significant cultural event in Croatia - the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. From July 10th till Aug 25th , the forty-five day event is filled with music, drama, folklore performances and concerts held on city's squares, terraces of the fortresses and in the churches and palaces.
Dubrovnik offers historic settings and excellent acoustic and environmental features. The opening ceremony on July 10th is a spectacular event in its own right, with the entire local population and tourists becoming part of the show.
Folklore shows and a cappella concerts are organized traditionally Saturdays and Sundays, starting from first Saturday in May till Last Sunday in October. Chivalric games Moreška and Kumpanija from the island of Korcula are probably the most attractive performances in the whole Mediterranean and they are performed in front of St. Blaise church during September.
History of Dubrovnik