Holidays to Cavtat take you to a Croatian town that comes with Renaissance sights, quiet coves and some great traditional cooking. All this, and you're just half-an-hour from Dubrovnik.
With a Cruise & Stay holiday to Cavtat, you get it all – a historic town, beautiful scenery, plenty of beaches and a good dollop of Croatian culture. It’s a super place to wind down after finishing a cruise in nearby Dubrovnik.
Historic and elegant
Just 30 minutes from Dubrovnik, Cavtat boasts both history and beauty. Cavtat shares the same stretch of Dalmatian coast as its more famous counterpart, but it offers a much more local feel. Along the cobbled streets of the old town, there are Medieval and Baroque churches, a Gothic palace as well as fascinating museums and art galleries if you want a little culture on holiday.
Cavtat’s bay is replete with rocky coves and pebbly beaches fringed with cypress trees, pine trees and palms. Some of the larger coves have a beach bar, and the beach at Mlini (just 10 minutes from Cavtat) has umbrellas and sunloungers for hire. The smaller shingle bays dotted along the coast are completely secluded for total peace and escapism. For a sandy beach, Zal is a 20-minute walk away and makes a great spot for a day of sunbathing and snorkelling.
A pretty harbour
Cavtat’s picturesque harbour and promenade is home to ice-cream parlours and lots of waterfront dining options. Take a seat at a pavement café and while away an afternoon watching boats bob about and cruise ships glide along the horizon as the locals come and go. As evening approaches, take a stroll to enjoy the scenery before sampling one of the classy restaurants and cocktail bars. There are more casual bars and eateries, too, for laid-back and relaxing evening dining.
A day in Dubrovnik
Bursting with charm, a trip to this region wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dubrovnik. This pretty jewel of the Croatian coast is often most noted for its famous walls and battlements that surround this wonderful city. Rightly heralded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it’s full of historic churches and ornate palaces to ogle at. Stroll through the city and browse designer boutiques and visit first-rate eateries serving delicious Croatian food.