To make your stay in Cavtat eve more appealing, once you have become acquainted with the town's traditions and culture, we recommend going on an excursion. Depending on your interests, you can explore the area on your own, or take one of the excursions organised for you by local tourist agencies. There are half-day and full-day excursions from Cavtat, during which you can become acquainted with the wider Dubrovnik area and even cross the Croatian border to explore neighbouring countries.
The surroundings of Cavtat abound in places of interest, both on the coast and in the interior. North of Cavtat lies Dubrovnik – a world-famous ancient town surrounded by mighty defensive walls, and if you head to the south, in just half an hour you will arrive in Montenegro.
If you decide to take a boat trip to one of the numerous islands in the local waters, we recommend Mrkan and Bobara right off Cavtat, and Mljet and the Elaphiti islands (Šipan, Lopud, Koločep and several islets) a bit further out.
The town of Dubrovnik is most definitely the "Jewel of the Adriatic", because of its rich cultural and historical heritage. Defensive walls surround the town in the shape of an irregular polygon and provide the perfect setting for a memorable walk. The walls are 1,940 metres long, but you can rest assured that you that you will go along them in just one breath. As you walk along the walls, the town opens up beneath you, revealing an image that is recognisable throughout the world.
The area of Konavle marks the southernmost part of Croatia. It is famous for its beautiful natural landscapes and unique contrasts: blue and green, the mountain and the plain, the hills and the karst. The northern border of Konavle is made up of hills, while in the south there is the sea. Konavle is recognisable for its unique traditional costume and embroidery.
Located just 5 km from Cavtat, Čilipi is the second largest town in the area of Konavle. It is distinguished by its traditions and folk customs, and hand-made costumes. Folklore performances are held here on Sundays from Palm Sunday until the end of October. These are the perfect opportunity for visitors to see the oldest local round dance.
Neighbouring Montenegro can also be reached by boat, which will give you the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting natural and historical sites in the coastal part of this country. Here, you can find everything you need for a perfect day's outing: crystal clear sea with wonderful beaches, rivers winding through stunning canyons, magnificent lakes and mountains. A trip to Montenegro is a great chance to learn more about its eventful history and towns that will surely enchant you with their charm and diversity.
People usually go on an excursion to visit a place they have never seen before, or to return to a place that had previously left a particularly strong impression on them. Regardless of whether you decide to head north or south, the diversity of the area will surely remain in your memory for a long time.
Excursions from Cavtat, lasting one or more days, will additionally enhance your holiday in Cavtat.