Cavtat is a unique place on the Adriatic, located on the hill of the wooded peninsula of Rat. A peninsula with new settlements along the coast, overgrown with Mediterranean vegetation with evergreen pines and cypresses. More than 7 km of shallow coastline, clear sea, sandy beaches and bays, and beautiful new hotels of high and deluxe category, have made Cavtat one of the most sought after and most visited tourist destinations in the Dubrovnik area.
The charm of this old town is given by the ambiance of buildings from the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik, which also built this place according to the zoning plan and gave today’s appearance to the old part of Cavtat. Most of the cultural and historical monuments belong to the modest and beautiful architecture of the Renaissance period with traces of Gothic, such as the Rector’s Palace, forts, walls around the city, squares, the church of St. Nicholas, and the Franciscan monastery.
On the site of today’s Cavtat, there was the Greek colony Epidaurum, which was founded in 228 BC under Roman rule. The then inhabitants of Cavtat left the place, retreating before the invasion of the Slavs in 614 on the old Illyrian forts in today’s Župa Dubrovačka. There they founded a settlement of the Latin name Ragusa, from whose nucleus today’s Dubrovnik originated. The Republic rebuilt it on the ruins in the 15th century when it bought Konavle and Cavtat.
Remains of old streets, remains of an old amphitheater near the Franciscan monastery, walls, and stairs leading to the top of the peninsula of Rat where according to legend and historical evidence were temples and the former Greek acropolis with the Temple of Asclepius, and later in Roman times Forum Augustum.
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Dubrovnik is a city in the extreme south of Croatia and is the administrative center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and one of the most important historical and tourist destinations. Dubrovnik is also a destination for enjoying your vacation, with airlines extremely well connected with all major centers of Europe.
It is surrounded by unique 1940 meters long medieval walls that have been preserved in their original form and open to visitors as the biggest attraction of Dubrovnik. As one of the first cities in Croatia, the old town of Dubrovnik has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Thanks to its rich history, geographical position, mild climate, tradition, and culture, Dubrovnik is recognized in the tourist markets for the high quality of its tourist product.
Dubrovnik is presented to the world as a cultural destination, which in addition to the monumental treasure is adorned with several excellent festivals, prestigious art events, open-air mega-projects, etc. The city’s cultural offer is constantly enriched because guests of Dubrovnik tourists come to Dubrovnik motivated by the choice of cultural events and unique experiences in the evenings when the full moon spills its mark on the open sea, and from the atrium of Dubrovnik palaces come the divine sounds of musical virtuosos.
In recent years, Dubrovnik has been profiling itself as a City Break destination, which is facilitated by increasingly high-quality air connections throughout the year. Judging by the interest of important emitting markets, in future periods it will be an even stronger destination, which guarantees the achievement of the goal of the year-round tourism business, to which Dubrovnik is getting closer and therefore goes beyond the Croatian framework.
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