Cavtat, Croatia

Cavtat is a town in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia. It is on the Adriatic seacoast 15km south of Dubrovnik and is the center of the Konavle municipality. Cavtat perches on the saddle of a wooded peninsula set between two bays, so you're never more than moments from the water. A wide promenade, fringed with palm trees, runs along the harbour front.

Attractions in Cavtat include its cobbled streets with traditional red-roofed brownstone houses, the gracious waterfront Church of St Nicholas, the 16th-century Rector's Palace and the impressive Racic Mausoleum. 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.

Cavtat also has its share of sandy beaches - but these are mostly in an area known as Zal, a kilometre east of the town centre. After dark the whole of the town heads down to the harbour - either for a stroll along the promenade or to visit one of the town’s many bars and restaurants.

Things to See & Do

* Rector’s Palace
* Waterfront promenade
* Racic Mausoleum
* Church of St Nicholas
* Birth house of Vlaho Bukovac

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Kuna (HRK)
Language – Croatian
Population – 2,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 385

Port Location – The port of Cavtat is located in the centre of Cavtat.

Travel Links – Dubrovnik airport is located 20km’s south of Dubrovnik. Flights are available to and from most major European cities and the UK. Cavtat is approximately 10 minutes by taxi or bus from the airport.

It is possible to take a bus directly from Zagreb. These take up to 12 hours, and some run overnight). Alternatively if you are already on the Dalmatian coast buses run directly and many times daily from Split to Dubrovnik, a journey which takes 4 and a half hours and costs upwards of 90kn, depending on the operator.
Other international services operate to cities such as Trieste in Italy, and there are daily services to Mostar and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro. These international services are operated by modern, comfortable coaches.
Jadrolinija run ferries down the coast to Dubrovnik from Rijeka, calling at Split, Stari Grad, Korčula and Sobra on the way.

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