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Cavtat holidays 2021
Around 13 miles southeast of Dubrovnik, Cavtat is a charming seaside town with a pretty harbour and pebble beaches. As such, nature-enthusiasts are bound to find themselves in their element on holidays in Cavtat.
Nestled along the picturesque Dalmatian coastline, Cavtat is well-known as an alternative, and more serene, base to the neighbouring Dubrovnik. The picturesque seaside town features pretty beaches scattered across its two peninsulas and numerous historical attractions. Charming cafes, restaurants and bars complete the leisurely holiday picture.
Walking and Hiking in Cavtat
Cavtat offers numerous hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. The 30-minute Rat Peninsula trail is flat and suitable for families. The Sustjepan Peninsula trail features several inclines and some steps, and affords views of numerous islets, including Mrkan and Bobara. For experienced hikers, the Ronald Brown Pathway leads to Strazisce peak and takes around five hours.
Why book Cavtat holidays
Top attractions to visit
15th-century St Nicholas’ Church and Our-Lady-of-the-Snow Monastery
Popular with couples
Walk down the Cavtat Seaside Promenade & stop at one of the bars for refreshments with a side of views
Discover the best beaches
We love Beach Pasjača and Beach Sustjepan
Perfect for watersports
Great spot for kayaking
Sample the local food
Sample fresh local seafood in a seafront restaurant
Art & culture
Enter into the artistic atmosphere of the House of painter Vlaho Bukovac
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Top 5 things to do in Cavtat
With plenty of natural wonders and heritage buildings, holidays in Cavtat offer plenty of attractions for greenies and history buffs.
- Lined with palm trees, Cavtat’s picturesque promenade is perfect for an evening stroll. Grab a table at one of the seaside restaurants or cafes and watch the world go by.
- Explore the House of Vlaho Bukovac, one of founding names of Croatia's modern painting. The artist’s former residence features around 200 of his works, including 19th-century frescoes made by the painter when he was just 17 years old.
- Nestles along the peak of the Rat Peninsula, the Racic family mausoleum is the work of Ivan Mestrovic, a renowned Croatian sculptur. The octagonal tomb, which was completed in 1921, features a domed ceiling, as well as statues and engravings of angels.
- Adjacent to a 15th-century Franciscan Monastery, the Church of Our Lady of The Snow houses the works of Icko Lovrin Dobricevic and a painting of the Madonna and Child by Vlaho Bukovac.
- Explore Cavtat’s charming Old Town, which dates back to the 4th century. Lined with historical sites, restaurants, bars and boutiques, this area is an ideal spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
Nature in Cavtat
With numerous coastal walking trails and nearby islands, holidays in Cavtat are perfect for those who appreciate seaside living.
- Immerse in nature at the Sipun Cave, which features a breathtaking lake and fascinating clusters of calcium deposits.
- Follow the 30-minute hiking trail at the end of Cavtat’s seaside promenade to explore the Rat Peninsula. The easy trail affords views of beaches, coves and even the walls of Dubrovnik.
- Stroll around the botanical garden on the nearby Lokrum Island. Dating back to the 19th-century, the garden is home to hundreds of species of exotic plants such as cacti and eucalyptuses.
- Towering over Dubrovnik’s Dance Beach, Gradac Park commands scenic views of the sea and the city’s 11th-century fort Lovrijenac.
- Enjoy the beauty of the Great Lake at the national park on Mljet island. The highlight of the park is an islet on the lake that features a 12th-century monastery.
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For moderate weather minus the crowds, the best times to visit Cavtat are between April and June or September and October.
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Prices last checked at 03:51 27 January 2021