While Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and now James Bond are all contributing to Dubrovnik’s rise to fame, this small seaside town is simultaneously gaining a reputation for being the most expensive destination in the Balkans. However, visiting the “Pearl of the Adriatic” doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay the price.
It’s just as feasible to visit Dubrovnik on a budget as it is to splurge. You can still indulge in the best of the former republic’s culture, Dalmatian cuisine, and coastal landscape for a fraction of the cost you’d pay visiting many destinations in the US or the UK. In fact, budgeting may even be a better way to experience a more authentic side of Dubrovnik.