Dubrovnik West Coast
The Coast of Dubrovnik is a gentle region of olive groves and vineyards, with an indented shore and lavish vegetation, picturesque folk costume and the local dance “lindo”. This is a maritime region whose villages, embraced by coves and sandy beaches, used to be the summer homes of Dubrovnik noblemen, and which today are places of rest and enjoyment for many tourists.
This is an area of contrast, with some twenty villages nestling in the beauty of the landscape, some defined bythe sea and others with scarcely enough soil and an abundance of stone scattered among the slopes of the interior.
The shoreline is more developed and livelier, orientated to life by the sea, fishing and tourism; whilst inland villages are barely reached by the scent of the sea.
Their life is one of vines and olive trees, fi gs, carobs, sage, heather and rosemary, pine and holm-oaks, growing among the rocks. These two contrasting areas create a unique scenery of azure blue, green foliage and white stone. This is the Community of the Dubrovnik Coast, with its administrative seat in Slano.
The Adriatic Tourist Road connects it to both near and more distant destinations and to Dubrovnik, which is not far away. Man has survived in this area, mastering the land and securing that which is vital for life, but always in harmony with nature.
It is precisely this variety which surprises and charms all - the Dubrovnik Coast cannot be forgotten.