Top 10 Romantic Getaways
Enchanted by its beauty, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once proclaimed, "If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik," and many visitors feel the same. Couples searching for romance flock to this city on the southernmost stretch of Croatia’s coast. This jewel of the Adriatic has been magnificently restored, and is emerging as one of Europe’s most fashionable vacation spots. The city's fortified old town overlooks the dazzling Adriatic from a shelter of limestone cliffs, and its marble-paved streets are lined with marvelously preserved churches, palaces, squares, and terracotta-roofed townhouses. Meanwhile, down below, along the seaside coast, fine beaches beckon – as do a slew of offshore islands – making Dubrovnik appealing to just about any taste.