Cavtat Travel Guide

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Cavtat Things to Do

  • Battazar Baldo Bogisic (1834 -1908)

    As we wandered around Cavtat we encountered a statue of Baltazar Baldo Bogišic (1834 - 1908) and later in the scenic hilltop cemetery we found his grave. Baltazar Baldo Bogišić was a scientist and a member of many intellectual societies.He was born in Cavtat on December 7th 1834.

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  • Cemetery and Mausoleum of the Racic...

    I followed signs for the mausoleum of the Racic family and ended up in a beautiful hilltop cemetery with spectacular views. The Racic family seem to have been a family of ship builders.

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  • Beaches

    The sea in Cavtat is clean and clear to swim in. There are many places to swim. You can swim from a concrete slab beach where you can hire a lounger and umbrella or just off the rocky edge. The water is beautiful. Getting in involves clambering over stones and avoiding sea urchins. Sea urchins are not too hard to avoid as the water is so clear you...

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Cavtat Hotels

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Cavtat Restaurants

  • Great food, service a bit slow …..

    Located on the harbor front with tons of options this might be the best of them all ….. literally next to the ancient monastery. The food is excellent with great prices … the only knock on the place was when we were there …. a huge rain storm was coming down and we were the only ones there on a Tuesday afternoon and the food took forever to get. We...

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  • Restaurant Pojesdon

    Restaurant Pojesdon is situated on the corner of the main harbour. Although we didn't eat there, it was a convenient place to meet and a good place to watch the activities of the harbour, so we sat and had a drink there on a.few occasions.

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  • Restaurant Dalmacija

    Restaurant Dalmacija is situated in the square in front of Villa Pattiera to which it belongs. We were only there for a lunchtime snack during our 2007 visit, but the service was very friendly and helpful, the food was very good and the atmosphere was very relaxed and pleasant.We didn't re-visit this restaurant in 2013.

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Cavtat Nightlife

  • Caffe Bar Delfin

    Sitting underneath St. Nicholas Church, the Caffe Bar Delfin is the first one you see on the promenade. It's a nice place to enjoy a quiet beer, although its end of row location makes it feel a little out of the action, which can be a good thing on a noisy night in Cavtat. The views of the harbour aren't the best, but the location under the church...

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  • The Perfect Sunset Spot

    I don't know what this bar is called, but the nature and location of the bar (on the Rat peninsula) makes it seem fitting. It's a ramshackle wooden structure that clings to the rocky walls and looks like it could have been taken straight from Robinson Crusoe or Castaway. It's easy to miss, but just follow the chilled sounds of Kruder and...

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  • In the shadow of the church

    There are quite a few bars and cafes overlooking the bay which all seem to be better at one thing than another - some did a larger selection of wine, some had more modern music and some did a large cocktail list. The two bars in the next to the church were good on a nighttime as the music was varied (chart and indie), the staff were really friendly...

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Cavtat Transportation

  • Boat to Dubrovnik

    Boat trips run regularly to Dubrovnik, I doubt you will miss the ticket sellers!It is a lovely journey, about 40 minutes along the coast and arrives right at the edge of the old town in Dubrovnik.Our return trip had a "technical problem" the engine conked out and we were rescued by a cruise ship shuttle boat, no problems a fine and calm day,...

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  • Bus from Dubrovnik

    The cheapest way into Cavtat, apart from walking, is bus #10. There are 2 an hour (Sept 2011) and a journey time of around 25 minutes, cost 17Kn.In town it stops at the cable car station but starts it's journey at the local bus station.

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  • Dubrovnik

    If you are staying in Cavtat, you probably want to go to Dubrovnik. This is easy enough. Just catch the number 10 bus from the car park near the harbour, or further up the hill if you are staying up there. The bus takes about 45 minutes and the journey is spectacular (and sometimes hair raising). It runs about once an hour from 5am until midnight,...

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Cavtat Shopping

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  • Excellent selection, great prices,...

    Whenever traveling anywhere in the world, the souvenirs seem to repeated themselves … fridge magnets, shirts, hats, shot glasses ….. I tend to stay away from them. I try to buy local crafts or local stuff that I couldn't otherwise find in the US. In Cavtat you will find plenty of those types of stores …. but we walked acrossed this store and we...

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  • Konavle embroideries

    Silk production and embroidering is a very old and THE no 1 artistic tradition in, and a great pride of Konavle. Whereas this tradition has died out in other parts of Europe, it is revived here. The embroideries were traditionally, and still are, used to decorate national costumes of the area. Today you also find them as tablecloths, pillows,...

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Cavtat Local Customs

  • Rozata - the croatian creme caramel

    Every region in Europe seems to have there own version of the creme caramel and the Rozata is the croatian one. Its really creamy and absolutly delicious as you can see from my concentration and it is on most of the menus. Try it!! (it would be rude not to)

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  • The local bakery

    This bakery is in a lovely square near the leut and dalamation restaurant with tables outside where you can wacth the world go by, we saw a lot of the locals running in for supplies whilst we were there. They do a great sour cherry strudel (only 7kn), the baklava was a massive wedge and the boreks, both meat and cheese are enormous so its best to...

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  • prsut - the local meat

    We had heard about this meat before we went and so decided to try it. Its a lovely smoky flavour and really tasty nicer than a lot of the cured meats on offer, and apparently in some regions its unsmoked, anyway i loved it and it features as a starter on a lot of the menus so try it!

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Cavtat Warnings and Dangers

  • Busy

    Cavtat seems to have caught the overspill from Dubrovnik's surging popularity. It's still quite easy to get a place to stay, but there can be queues at the restaurant and the number 10 bus from Dubrovnik is sometimes so full it refuses to pick passengers up. The first bus I got to Cavtat was packed as tight as a city bus in Jakarta - and there they...

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  • overly enthusiastic roadside vendors

    Not really a danger but just a mild warning about the local roadside vendors. The ones selling their beautiful pictures and embrodiary on the promenade are absolutley fine and they are quite rightly proud of their items but they don't bother you with a hard sell, others on the roadsides aren't so friendly. They are usually selling home-grown fruit...

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  • Forests fire

    This one can strike anywhere in the wolrd but I was very sad to see,that forestfire destroyed a lot of forests and greenery. In the pictureyou can compare how green the landscape actually must be...but fireleft behind nasty brown land :-(

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Cavtat Tourist Traps

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    I just spent a week in Cavtat (lovely place, second trip this year) and booked an apartment in advance in Villa Mare Apartments through this company: it seemed ideal for me & my elderly father based on the pictures (we live in different countries & seldom see each other, this was to be a real 'treat'). We arrived & were sent to a different...

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  • Fish in Restaurants by the Kg

    In some restaurants local fish is sold by the kilo and you will see things like "Fish of the day" or "Local fish" on the menu at between "260 - 280 kuna kg" thats approx £26 - £28. This includes things like Langoustines etc. BEWARE. We ate in Galija Cavtat and we wanted fish (party of four). We were persuaded to pick a fish (large flying fish) that...

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  • Don't rent a bike if you are not in good...

    Once you are down in Cavtat, there are simply no places to go, unless you want to climb those steep road hills. That is, you can go along the coastline to resorts and beaches, but it would,'t take you more than 1/2 hour to walk anyway. Personally, I wouldn't rent a scooter, either. With theese narrow, steep, curvy roads, and car drivers not very...

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Cavtat What to Pack

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    by oneonta_ni Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking boots - there are some trails in the hills above the village. One leads to a restaurant that serves traditional food. We did not go hiking but I would have if it was cooler.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a chemist/pharmacist in the village.

    Miscellaneous: You may want a mat to put under your beach towel. Many of the bathing areas were actually concrete platforms on rocks. Sounds a bit rough but it was nice to have our own little space. Mats were available in the local shops.

    I also wished I had a mask and snorkel as the water was so clear. Maybe an inflatable ring to float around in too. Oh, and don't forget the swim sandals!

    The clear blue Adriatic

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Cavtat Off The Beaten Path

  • Lokrum Island ~ Island of Kings

    I was not able to visit Lokrum Island but the view of it from a high vantage point in Cavtat was beautiful so I decided to try to learn more about it.Most likely it gets its title as "Island of Kings" because of a legend which says that Richard the Lionhearted stranded on the island during a fierce storm as he was trying to return home after the...

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  • This dish is now forbidden!

    Dagnje (regular mussels) grow on wooden poles or on grids and are cultivated on many coasts.Prstači (date mussels) grow inside lime rocks. They dig tunnels that have exactly their size. They grow slowly and to get them, you have to break the rocks. They grow only wild and cannot be cultivated. Thus, for environmental reasons, it is forbidden...

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  • In the city midst

    You don't need to go far to get off the beaten path in Cavtat! Just walk uphills between the houses. Narrow streets with cobbled stone cut through the building mass, there are lots of cute old houses with interesting gardens to see. And all of the sudden you are in the nature, behind the houses. A nice change from hanging around the harbour area or...

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Cavtat Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving

    Crystal clear sea around the Supetar island, the underwater life, ship wrecks sunk long time ago...There is also a considerable amount of ancient amforae to be found. A mysterious romantic experience awaits you in this fantastic blue-green kingdom. Any diving centre will show you to all the bauties of Cavtat and its deep waters. One of the dive...

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  • Swimming

    Pools in front of the hotel. You children can attend swimming course for non-swimmers. There is water aerobics in the pool every morning with very nice animators.

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  • Children's playground

    There is a very nice childrens playground just in front of the hotel. There are many benches to seat in the shadow and watcth the children play.

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Cavtat Favorites

  • Promenade

    The Cavtat area is most attractive because of the Mediterranean vegetation which covers the whole area.'Cavtat also offers a 7 km promenade by pine forests paths only a few meters from the sea. Cavtat is one of the rare places on the Croatian coast that can offer such harmony.'

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  • The Legend of How Cavtat Got Its Name

    There are actually 2 legends surrounding how Cavtat received its name according to one source. However, the most fanciful and entertaining (though somewhat disjointed) one goes somewhat like this:Cavtislava, the daughter of the Epidaurian ruler, was being being courted by two suitors who each wanted to marry her. Her father extended a challenge to...

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  • Tourist Information Office

    Cavtat is relatively a small town or village with approximately 1,500 year round residents. Though its physical charms are many, there are relatively few historic sights to see compared to Dubrovnik. Still you shouldn't miss what Cavtat has to offer. There are not too many signs about the place so a map would be very helpful.The Cavtat Tourist...

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