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Cavtat: A must do Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

Only 19km from Dubrovnik, Cavtat is one of Croatia’s charming towns, full of culture, new and old architecture, and a more laid back and care free attitude. 

With lush Mediterranean vegetation, crystal clear waters and a 7km promenade around a wooded peninsular, Cavtat it is definitely a ‘must’ to be visited whilst staying in Dubrovnik. There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes to allow you to relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the views of the Adriatic. For more information on Cavtat Holidays visit here.



Cavtat, Croatia

By bus: You can easily get to Cavtat by catching the number 10 bus from Dubrovnik Bus Terminal. The buses depart every 45 to 60 minutes and cost around 25kn (£3.00) each way, with the journey taking approximately 30 minutes. You can catch the same bus back to Dubrovnik from Cavtat bus station. Here you will find the local operator's bus timetable (Click on the "East" section).
By boat: Alternatively for a more scenic journey you can catch a small boat from the harbour in Dubrovnik’s Old Town to Cavtat. These cost around 60kn (£7) for a one way, ticket or 100 kn (£12) for a return. Children aged 5-12 have a 50% and children under 5 travel free. Duration is approximately 60 minutes and stops off at plat, Mlini and Srbreno. Timetable can be found here
By taxi: Journey by taxi is the quickest but of course the most expensive. A typical taxi should cost approximately 250kn (£30).Uber taxis are also a common sight in Dubrovnik and is likely to be cheaper than a standard taxi at approximately 200kn.

cavtat town

Explore the Old Town: Immerse yourself in the cultural and historic aspects of Cavtat. Cavtat was established two thousand years ago and the accumulated layers of history have thrown up cultural marvels worthy of investigation. The Renaissance Rector's Palace and the adjacent Baroque St Nicholas church are noted for their respective archaeological collection and impressive wooden alters.


cavtat beach

Beaches and Swimming: Like in most places in Croatia, Cavtat beaches are glistening turquoise blue, clean and calm. It’s the perfect spot for families and couples to spend long days under the sun. The main beach is on Tiha bay, but there are a number of others in the near vicinity.



Walk the Ronald Brown Pathway to Strazisce Peak (701m): This is ideal for those who are into their rambling with-inspiring views of the sea and countryside. This route takes around 5 hours and starts in Cavtat taking in beautiful areas few tourists get to see. We strongly recommend that you set off early to avoid too much sun and try a day when the weather is colder or possibly even cloudy because there is little shade. Make sure you wear suitable clothes and bring plenty of water. Details of the route can be found here.


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