Dubrovnik recently nabbed the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards destination for Cultural Capital—and for good reason. Perched above the cerulean waters of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s coastal stunner is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meandering limestone streets lined with red-roofed houses welcome visitors with a laidback, unhurried attitude. There aren’t many places where you truly feel like you’ve stepped back into an ancient kingdom, but Dubrovnik’s Old Town will give you just that feeling.
For a glimpse of the amazing natural and manmade wonders that await you in Dubrovnik, we sent AFAR ambassador Charissa Fay to explore the Dalmation Coast along with the perfect travel companion: the Nikon Z 7, ready to capture the spirit of a place thanks to its portable, lightweight mirrorless design. Check out Charissa’s photo journey along with tips on how to capture similar shots on your next trip:
Jumping into the clear-blue Adriatic Sea from the popular cliffside Buza Bar. The Z 7 has 9 frames per second, so you can capture the exact moment you want, in full resolution that makes your subject pop against a crisp background.
Overlooking the Stradun promenade from Dubrovnik’s City Walls at night. The Z 7’s incredible high ISO, EXPEED 6 processor with noise reduction allows for handheld shots in very low light situations.
Panoramic views overlooking Old Town and Lokrum Island are the highlights of a walk atop Dubrovnik’s City Walls.
Capturing the rich colors and textures of produce at the daily Farmer’s Market in Dubrovnik’s Gundulić Square was easy thanks to the Z 7’s lightweight, mirrorless design that allows for discreet shooting in busy areas.
Looking down on the cliffside Buza Bar, a perfect spot for drinks, from the old Dubrovnik City Walls.
A local seafood lunch of mussels in fragrant tomato broth in Dubrovnik Old Town.
Sweeping views of the entire Dubrovnik Old Town and Old Marina can be found atop Mount Srđ.
Watching the crowds on the Stradun, the main pedestrian promenade, from Dubrovnik’s City Walls.