There are many beautiful places in the world, however, the people of Dubrovnik claim their city to be the most beautiful. The warm, southern climate, the spacious blue sky, the emerald green and dark blue crystal clear sea depths touching the rocky shore and spilling into numerous coves and bays, onto sandy beaches and steep reefs decorated with the lushest Mediterranean and subtropical flora.
Under the mild Mediterranean climate, Dubrovnik is bathed in a sea of sun, blossoms and ripe fruits of the orange and lemon trees even in the winter months. The sun shines on from dawn to dusk. There are over 250 sunny days per year, with an average annual temperature of 17°C, while the mean winter temperature is 10°C and summer temperature is 26°C. The average summer sea temperature is about 21°C.
The swimming season in the sea begins in April, sometimes even earlier, and lasts to late October and later, while swimming in indoor hotel pools is available year round. Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas cover the southernmost region of the Republic of Croatia and its Dalmatian province, from Neum in the west to Sutorina and Ponte Ostre in the east. The region borders on the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina to the north and the Republic of Montenegro to the east. This long, narrow coastal belt under the karst Dinaric mountains and low mountain peaks spreads to the east in the less karst Konavle Polje (Fields), and includes Snijeznica Mountain and its mountainous region, and this is its most inland point.
One side borders with Herzegovina, the other with Montenegro, with the border line following the mountain peaks and at certain points coming to within a few hundred metres of the sea (such as at Duboka Ljuta).