Cavtat is an attractive seaside resort on the most southern part of the
Adriatic coast in Croatia. It is located between Dubrovnik, a monument
city under UNESCO protection, on one side and the picturesque Konavle
Valley on the other. It is the ancient Epidaurum, predecessor to Dubrovnik.
Here one can still feel the spirit of times past and experience the centuries-old
tradition of our ancestors.
Places such as Cavtat, which offer
so much to the visitors, are quite rare. The Adriatic Sea is completely
clean and unpolluted – its colour is hard to define, sometimes dark
blue, sometimes a greenish blue, but it constantly glistens to a thousand
hues depending on the time of day and the inclination of the sun. But
it is always beautiful, and always unique!
The sea is the stuff of life here, and always has been.
The rich tradition of Croatian seafaring has forged links with far-off
countries, which in turn has led to plants from other climates of the
world being added to the indigenous species. Together they form a unique
botanical garden without fences or boundaries.
The lush vegetation includes date-laden
palms, meandering vines of bougainvillea, pine and cypress trees, and
many varieties of flowers that grow in subtropical climates. Few places
in the world offer such a harmony of natural beauty among architecture
both old and new.
The Croatian Adriatic is one of the world's richest seas
and it abounds in fish, shrimp and shellfish of a very high quality. A
tantalising choice for gourmets! The streets of Cavtat become lively in
summer, filled with song and feasts of fish and wine and laughter.
Cavtat is an ideal destination for everybody. You
can play Robinson Crusoe here while sailing and peacefully exploring the
hidden coves along the enchanting shoreline. You can stroll along beautiful
promenades lined with palms and pine trees and enjoy the lovely view of
the ancient city of Dubrovnik, which is easily accessible with regular
boat and bus connections. You can relish a tasty cappuccino when chatting
with your friends at the Zino Caffe ('a nice place for nice people', as
many guests love to call it). Or you can enjoy active holidays, taking
part in numerous recreational sports (water sports, scuba-diving, climbing,
tennis, bungee-jumping) and a variety of excursion programmes. You can
find seclusion when you want it and company when you need it.
Together with the rich cultural heritage, which really should be seen
(the Bukovac Art Gallery, the Bogisic's collection of 20,000 rare and
old books, antique coins and coins of the Dubrovnik Republic, etc., the
Racic family mausoleum made by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic,
the Rector's Palace, the Baroque Church of St Nicholas), there are many
cultural events and entertainment programmes that are held throughout
When the birds migrate from your country at the end of summer, do you
wonder where they go? Come to Cavtat in search of the sun (2,600 hours
of sunshine annually) and a mild winter and you will discover them here.
Its historical heritage, excellent climate, lush vegetation, beautiful
beaches, the friendly atmosphere and numerous services offered, all meet
the present-day demands of visitors from all over the world and make Cavtat
one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast. What more
do you need?