Cavtat Travel Guide
Cavtat occupies the Croatia's southernmost Adriatic seacoast and lies in a magnificent bay between the two slanting woody peninsulas that form a blossoming sunlit harbour. A Cavtat travel offers the contrasting blend of a calm rural medieval town and a modern tourist resort featuring lively cultural events and recreational sports. A stroll along the palm-lined promenade and up the winding cobbled streets will make your Cavtat holidays a still more memorable experience.
The antique touch is evident in Cavtat and can be traced back to the ancient Greek town of Epidaurus that later became part of the Roman Empire. In the 7th century the area was invaded by the Slavs and a party of fugitives left the town to found a new settlement that grew into a seaport in the newly emerged Dubrovnik Republic. It became known as Cavtat, and the remains of the town wall as well as some earlier pre-Slav ruins can still be explored during your holidays in Cavtat.
Tourist attractions. The sightseeing in Cavtat Croatia is all about prominent historical attractions. The domed Racic Mausoleum overlooking the town is notable for its sculptures, and the baroque St. Nicholas Church is representative of paintings created by Vlaho Bukovac, the renowned Croatian painter. Another huge attraction for your Cavtat travel is the Rector's Palace with its collection of different 16th century items granted by Baltazar Bogisic, a famous local resident. Your Cavtat holidays will certainly gain from a visit to the 15th century Franciscan monastery facing the promenade.
Festivals and cultural events. A summer Cavtat travel will let you enjoy some annual cultural events, such as the Cavtat Summer or the Epidaurus festival. The Cavtat Summer is a month's series of events including folklore shows, street performances, concerts of classical music, while the Epidaurus music festival also features world-famous artists.
Restaurants. In the daytime more than 20 restaurants welcome you to taste healthy Dalmatian and Mediterranean food and wines. The most popular places are Konoba Ivan with the seafront open terrace, Taverna Galija right across the Franciscan monastery, Leut Restaurant and Konoba Toranj in the center of old city. In 19 kilometers from Cavtat there is an excellent rural restaurant Konavoski dvori that occupies an ancient watermill on the river Ljuta. The everyday amusements in Cavtat can be found in bars and cafes with lively music.
Beaches. Your holidays in Cavtat are an excellent chance to go sunbathing and swimming in the inviting clean waters of the Adriatic. The beaches in Cavtat Croatia are mostly covered with pebbles but many tourists indulging in a Cavtat travel like to make use of the rocky platforms. Following the coastline you can come across many solitary coves to fill your Cavtat holidays with peace and quiet.
Active vacations. If you are a water sports lover, Cavtat will offer you a range of pastimes, such as windsurfing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, water-polo, para-sailing, boating. Divers are encouraged to enrich their Cavtat travel with the research of the undersea walls, hills and caves, as well as the shipwrecks, with one of them dating from the 1st century AD. The "Epidaurum" diving center is located near the hotel Epidaurus. You can also vary your holidays in Cavtat with tennis, basketball, football, cycling and horse riding. Adventure park Prevlaka in the most southern point of Croatia offers some extreme sports experiences like free climbing and paintball.
From Cavtat to Dubrovnik. You can get from Cavtat to Dubrovnik by local #10 bus, it takes about 30 minutes, a ticket costs 12 kunas. You can enjoy a nice boat trip to Dubrovnik, it will be more expensive (40-60 kunas) and will take about 45 minutes.