Cavtat is situated on the Adriatic seacoast 17km south of Dubrovnik. Originally a Greek settlement called Epidaurus, Cavtat became a Roman colony in 228 BC and was later destroyed during the 7th century Slavic invasions.
Archaeological finds from those times include the remains of a Roman theatre, as well as the remains of a Roman road above the present town. Throughout most of the Middles Ages, Cavtat was part of the Dubrovnik republic and shared the cultural and economic life of the capital city.
Among the attractions of Cavtat is the Rector's Palace, the Baroque church of St. Nikola, the Franciscan monastery, the Vlaho Bukovac Art Gallery, the Racic Mausoleum that was designed by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic, archaeological sites of the pre-Slav period, the Šipun cave and much more.
Today, Cavtat is one of the rare places on the Croatian coast that can offer such harmony between the past and modern day.
Updated information on local events and tourist services is available at http://www.tzcavtat-konavle.hr/index.php?lang=en
CAVTAT AND THE KONAVLE REGION