Known more for Game of Thrones than its history, Dubrovnik is situated on the Adriatic Sea hence its other name, the Pearl of the Adriatic. The first thing you’ll notice about the Adriatic is how many shades of teal, blue and turquoise you can see. Though the beaches are rockier than their Mediterranean counterparts, you will be stunned to silence with the crystal-clear waters and crisp, cool waves. I stayed at the tourist infested Old Town when I visited which was something I wouldn’t do again, but is worth a visit at least once.