Location, Climate: Dubbed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is a prominent seaside resort in Croatia. It is situated in the heart of the Dubrovnik–Neretva County in south Dalmatia. The weather in Dubrovnik ranges from hot, dry summers to mild, wet winters. Book your discount Dubrovnik hotel in advance for the best choice. The Hotel Rixos Libertas is a luxury hotel which welcomes back many repeat guests. Brief History: Due to the Slavic invasions, the people from Epidaurus left the city to move to Dubrovnik, which was called Republic of Ragusa during the 7th century. According to Greek theory, the city was discovered by the Greek sailors who made Dubrovnik the halfway point between Greek settlements staying in Korcula and Budva. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Most tourists prefer going to Dubrovnik during spring time, not only to enjoy the pleasant weather, but also witness two huge cultural events which are the Libertas Film Festival which is a big hit with the movie buffs and the Shakespeare Festival which attracts many Shakespearean fans. There are lots of historical buildings in Dubrovnik and most are located within the Old Town and these include the Bell Tower and Roland's Column. There are also many beautiful churches in Dubrovnik which are worth seeing including the Dubrovnik Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery and St Ignatius Church. Beaches in Dubrovnik are not sandy but shingle of pebbles. Banje Beach is near to the old town while Copacabana beach is popular with families and water sports enthusiasts. Transportation: It is easy to walk around the Old Town since the area is compact. Dubrovnik has an extensive bus network which covers most of the city. Ferries sail Bari and Dubrovnik on a daily route.