Cavtat Old Town, Cavtat

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At Cavtat Old Town, a small town founded by the Greeks in the 4th century BCE, you can enjoy historical sites, art, and water sports along the coast. Follow a narrow alley up the hill to a mausoleum designed by the well-known Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Pause at the vaults and look across the bay for a view of Dubrovnik. Visit the Reneissance Prince's Palace, and the Baroque St. Nicholas' church. At the Franciscan convent, admire the paintings of Vlaho Bukovac, the greatest Croatian painter from the beginning of the 20th century. When you're ready for the water, follow the path at the coastline and pass bathing areas and bars. You can also swim, scuba dive, water ski, sail, or surf. Take a break with a coffee or beer and watch the yachts come and go. Put Cavtat Old Town on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cavtat day trip site .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely old town fronted by the quay, with boats and yachts moored up facing the bars, restaurants and the odd souvenir shop...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The town is very pretty. A typical fishing village with a splendid walk under the pines also recommended X bathing in the sea!
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  • August 16, 2017
    I looove Cavtat with all my heart. The yacht I have worked on the past year has docked here each summer season and we've spent a lot of time out. I love exploring thru the stepped alleyways and experi...  more »

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Where to stay in Cavtat

Cavtat provides a less expensive alternative to staying in nearby Dubrovnik, offering economical rooms without compromising on comfort or modern amenities. Many visitors opt to stay in hotels, offering three- to five-star rooms a walk away from the old town. You can also choose to rent private accommodations from local families, where options range from small no-frills rooms to elegant multi-room apartments with views of the Adriatic, fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking.
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