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Be transported to traditional Croatia with Cavtat holidays to a charming town that dates back to the 15th century. Arched across a picturesque harbour and fringed by pebbled beaches, this quaint destination is the perfect spot for a peaceful break in the sun. The town’s narrow, winding streets are filled with enchanting sights to see and attractions to visit, from archaic architectural highlights, to museums filled with fascinating finds. Set just south of the bustling Dubrovnik, Cavtat offers a laid-back atmosphere, but is teeming with things to do and see. Visit Cavtat for a cultural trip into the ancient days of the Dubrovnik Riviera.
Things to do in Cavtat
With a blend of leafy trees, serene beaches and ancient streets, Cavtat is awash with local culture and sunny beach attractions. Spend your stay touring the architectural sites in the old town, such as the baroque St Nicholas Church and the Renaissance Rector’s Palace. Visit Bukovac House, the birthplace of Croatia’s famous artist Vlaho Bukovac, which has been transformed into a museum filled with interesting murals, paintings and sketches.
The main promenade provides the perfect place to sit back with a drink and people watch, as it’s brimming with local cafés, restaurants and bars. From here you can stroll to the beach, where you can sunbathe, swim and enjoy some water sports and boat trips. If you feel like exploring you can can always hop aboard an excursion boat from here, taking visitors to destinations such as Bosnia and Montenegro, or to the islands and towns just north of Dubrovnik.
Cavtat’s coastline is home to beautiful pebble bays that are met by shimmering ocean waters, providing visitors with the perfect seaside setting for a relaxing stay. Check into one of the town’s waterside hotels for sweeping views across the sea, sunbathing on beach and some thrilling water sport action.
The town itself offers a friendly, local atmosphere, which can be fully embraced during your Cavtat holiday. Reserve a stay in a local guesthouse to enjoy historic stay within the ancient city walls. Many of these charming hotels will also put you within walking distance of some of the town’s most captivating sights.
You can spend your holidays to Cavtat being enchanted by its alluring historical sights and attractions, with its Old Town being home to an ancient church, a monastery and a collection of traditional houses. Cultural pockets of interest hide around every corner here; from the mausoleum in the park and cemetery, to the ancient Konoba restaurants hidden along its narrow streets, there’s something to interest everyone.
At the beach you can spend your days soaking up the sunshine or discovering what lies beneath the water, with kayak hire and motorboat hire available along the harbour. Drinking and dining can be enjoyed along the waterside throughout the day and into the evening, with a selection of charming restaurants and bars set up along the harbour, providing the perfect setting for people watching and sampling the local cuisine.
Holidays in Cavtat enjoy a pleasant climate throughout the year, with lots of sunshine from March until October. Mild winters are sandwiched between pleasant springs and autumns, when the temperatures sit between 13C and 21C. June, July and August see the temperatures warm up to around 25C, whilst the sea offers warm waters of around 21C.