Cavtat is a town of beautiful palaces, summer houses and hotels, mild climate, rich
vegetation, beautiful beaches and bays. The town of beautiful beaches (stony, rocky,
concrete and sandy beaches) and luxurious hotels together with a traditional life and
preserved customs is waiting for you. It has 7 km long promenades through dense pine
forest will give you unforgettable moments of relaxation. Cavtat is a town that lives
for tourism, therefore families as well as young people will find something for
In ancient times, Cavtat was known as Epidaurum, while the current name of Cavtat
comes from 'Civitas Vetus
'. In 614 the Slavs penetrated into Cavtat, forcing
the majority to move to Dubrovnik.
In the 15th century, Dubrovnik purchased the town of Cavtat from Duke Pavlovic and Cavtat
became the second center and had an important role in the social life of the Republic.
The greater part of the historical - cultural monuments belong to the simple but
beautiful architecture of the post-René period, with gothic traces: the Princes Palace,
the fortresses, the town-walls built around the city, the public squares, the church
of Saint Nicholas, the church of the Maid of Cavtat and the Franciscan convent.
The old town of Cavtat, in the very centre of the South Adriatic, is situated at the south slopes of the peninsula
of Rat, in the immediate vicinity of Dubrovnik, 20 km to the southeast from it.Today Cavtat is the tourist and
cultural centre of Konavle, the southernmost region of Croatia. This is the town of beautiful beaches and luxury
hotels together with a traditional way of life and preserved customs.
The Racic Family Mausoleum is on top of a steep, wooded hill at the very tip of the peninsula
on which the town rests. Unexpectedly - especially for people arriving from the comparative
bustle of the quayside - the whole of this end of the peninsula is given over to semi-wild
parkland, heavily scented with herbs and flowers. In just minutes you've stepped from an
artificial forest of yacht masts into a living Arcadia.
This octagonal white dome with huge bronze doors decorated with gargoyles of dogs, eagles
and winged lambs, was built high above Cavtat in the early 1920s by the Croatian sculptor
Cavtat Google map
Through the airport of Dubrovnik, Cavtat has excellent connections with the entire world.
Local ship and bus lines connect the city with the towns nearby. Apart from a broad
range of accommodation facilities in hotels, pensions,
apartments, the rich culinary offerings of the coast and the hinterland, pictorial
walking tracks and attractions like an open air museum, there are available to guests
various leisure activities: tennis, fitness, aerobics, saunas,
as well as many different kinds of water sports.
An excursion to the cave Sipun is also worth taking.