Cavtat is a small town located on the far south of the Adriatic coast, on the slopes of two peninsulas , Rat and Sustjepan, which reveal an green oasis that has remained untouched for centuries.
Today’s Cavtat was developed on ruins of ancient Epidaurus, predecessor of Dubrovnik. Built throughout centuries, its architecture resembles Dubrovnik’s and its creators and their work are of great importance for our history. The base of economical development lies in tourism, agriculture and fishery.
Cavtat is the center of unique beauties of scenery: bays and beaches, submarine areas, rich vegetation and home of pines and cypresses. Significance of the antiquities and cultural heritage, clean environment, and mild Mediterranean climate makes Cavtat one of Croatia’s most desirable coastal tourism destinations throughout the entire year.
Clean air and the purity of the sea and water are proven by statistical analysis, as well as by free consumption of drinking water trough town waterworks.
By exploring the old part of the town, one can discover a unique and harmonious diversity of architecture; displayed on chapels, villas and summer houses. The main walking area is shaded by palm trees, where docking of yachts and numerous restaurants form an altogether recognizable image.
The traffic throughout Old town is restricted and therefore known as a popular walking-area.
Cavtat offers various types of accommodation: hotels, apartments and pensions of high categorization with affordable prices. Hotel Croatia is one of the best architectural solutions in the country, blended within a pine tree forest and located on an attractive position above the town, looking at the open sea on one side, and the bay of Cavtat on the other. The nearby proximity of Dubrovnik(20 km) and airport (6 km) makes Cavtat an even more desirable destination, and regular bus and boat services connect it with nearby surroundings. Cavtat is located near the state highway(M2, E65).
Cavtat offers excellent recreation facilities: tennis courts, beach volleyball, fitness center, trim tracks and water sports from which we can pinpoint diving. There are 3 diving clubs in Cavtat, and aquaculture is rich and suitable for spear fishing or just for recreational and sightseeing diving.
There are 3 islands that divers find especially interesting: Mrkan, Bobara and Supetar, the ones that protect and divide Cavtat from open sea.
From annual manifestations, we can point out “Cavtat summer” (throughout July- August) with numerous cultural events such as folklore, music and sport(especially water-polo tournaments).
Still, the most celebrated festivity is the religious holiday of “Gospa od Snijega” on August 5th, when a state holiday(Independence day) is celebrated as well. During the carnival period (January/February), we can point out the “Mali karneval fest” – carnival festivity.
Konavle is located at the far southeast of the Dubrovnik Riviera, making it an important political and strategic area. As a hinterland that has been developing for years and as a country tourism destination, Konavle is making our tourism offer even richer with nature fieldtrips, healthy and traditional home food as well as cultural manifestations.