Leading New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure have named Split and Dubrovnik on its 16 of the best beach cities in Europe list.
Many of Europe’s finest cities aren’t just popular for their art museums or raging nightlife scenes: They’re also home to some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth, writes Travel + Leisure, before going on to name the best 16 beach cities in Europe.
Based on their World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asked readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and overall value and based the list of European cities travelers loved the most.
Split was ranked in 15th place, whilst Dubrovnik was 11th on the list.
11. Dubrovnik, Croatia
One of the best beaches in all of Croatia, Dubrovnik’s popular Banje Beach is close to the city’s Old Town, and boasts plenty of beach clubs – writes Travel + Leisure.
15. Split, Croatia
The medieval port city’s mild weather is ideal for travelers interested in sailing, and travelers can easily find quiet, isolated beaches on the islands scattered around the Dalmatian Coast
The list also featured San Sebastian, Trieste, Porto, and Istanbul, with Barcelona ranked No.1. Check out the list here.