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Cavtat is a peaceful little town south of Dubrovnik, where you can get away from the city hustle and bustle.

A forested peninsula with a pretty old town, Cavtat has always been popular with well-off Croatians and artists, but was only discovered by tourists in the last 20 years. It’s a great place to stay if you want to visit Dubrovnik during the day and relax in the evenings. It has a good selection of restaurants, historical sites and outdoor activities.

Other Places to stay & visit

  • Dubrovnik City

    Built at the foot of a mountain, Dubrovnik is Croatia's most popular tourist destination.

  • Peljesac Peninsula

    A traditional and wonderfully undeveloped region, you'll be welcomed by vineyards, olive groves and charming villages.

  • Cavtat Town

    Full of rich vegetation, Catvat Town is an attractive place full of old and new architecture.


Surrounded by forest and other small towns, Cavtat and the Konavle area is a great place to explore by bike. There are numerous trails between towns with interesting stops and look-out points. For some fun in the water, you can swim off the rocks around Cavtat, or visit Zal Beach. Kayak or take a boat out to the islands of Supertar and Marcana where you can go diving and see ancient underwater walls, caves, shipwrecks and sealife.

History and culture

The site of Greek and Roman settlements, Cavtat was destroyed in the 7th century, then rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries around a lovely marina. Visit the Renaissance Rector’s Palace to find out about the history and culture of the area. Climb up to the 14th century Sokol Fortress to see why it was a major lookout point over neighbouring Bosnia. Cavtat is known for its art and you can see a collection of valuable sculptures and paintings at the pretty grey stone Church of St Nicholas, or visit the Museum of Vlaho Bukovac, dedicated to one of Croatia’s most famous painters. To experience Cavtat culture, visit in July and August in time for the Cavtat Summer festivals when there are regular concerts and events.

  • Cavtat Town

  • Konavle Art, Music & Word Festival


Zal Beach

Food and wine

Cavtat has some gourmet restaurants, as well as traditional taverns and quaint cafes. You will find some lovely fresh locally-caught seafood, as well as Mediterranean food.

  • A traditional restaurant in the middle of a forest in Cavtat

  • Wine tasting tour in Cavtat