1/14Best holiday resort in Croatia
Dubrovnik | With its old quarter, the harbour, and the historic town wall, Dubrovnik is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – and also the best holiday resort in Croatia.
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Pool villa for up to six people on the island of Korčula.3/14Refreshment required?
Dalmatia | Holiday homes with a pool offer you the best way of revitalising yourself. With one jump, you can cool off from the summer sun, swim, splash around and enjoy.
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View from a luxurious pool villa for up to 10 people directly located on the beach of Drašnice.4/14Pearl of the Adriatic
Makarska Riviera | Dalmatia’s coast is one of the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean. You have a direct view of the water from these holiday homes and apartments on the gorgeous Makarska Riviera.
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5/14Best holiday resort in Croatia
Split | Beach holidays go hand in hand with cultural holidays here. This mixture has won you over and made Split the best Croatian holiday resort 2014 on the basis of the submitted reviews.
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Discover the beautiful Dalmatia
Dalmatia | The picturesque landscape of Dalmatia stretches from the island Rab in the northwest to the border with Montenegro in the southeast. Typical features of the coast in this traditional region are the fjord like bays as well as the islands off the coast. Cultural and touristic centres are the towns of Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Sibenik. In the small fishing villages and idyllic heartland you will find peace and seclusion. Beautiful sandy beaches are a special feature of the islands Rab and Pag. The other islands also are worth spending a vacation on. When on Pag don’t miss out on tasting the local delicassy feta cheese.
Worth a visit is Dalmatia's biggest city Split. Why do you not start at the Diokletian's Palace and take a stroll through the old town centre as well as along the promenade. Alternatively you could walk up to Marjan Hill where you have a wonderful view over the area. Should you want to take in some of the cultural treasures then we would recommend you to visit one of the larger museums of the town.
The Makarska Riviera provides you with some of the most charming beaches where you can relax and recharge those empty batteries. With the phenomenal setting of the Biokovo Mountains as a background make this location one of the unique parts of coastal strip to be found in Dalmatia.
In the south part of Dalmatia you will find the Konavle Valley also known as the “Garden of Dubrovnik”. A variety of vegetables as well as figs, olives and cypresses grow in these ideal surroundings. Equally important are the vineyards of this region that are spread out in this spacious valley. This diverse and fertile countryside invites you to go on extensive walks whilst enjoying the tranquillity that the area offers. Should you want to take in some of the local sights and sounds then you should visit the town of Cilipi where every Sunday folklore events take place.
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show more and after a total destruction in the 7th century only the deserted ruins remained. When the Republic of Ragusa (today’s Dubrovnik) bought Cavtat with Konavle in the 15th century it was rebuilt again on the ruins of the old city.
The old city of Cavtat is situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat. There are new settlements along the coast, and the whole of Cavtat is overgrown by Mediterranean vegetation, with the ever green pine and cypress trees. There are more than 5 miles (7 km) of sandbanks, clean sea water, sand beaches and bays, making Cavtat one of the most sought after and visited tourist resorts in the Dubrovnik area. The locals also call Cavtat the air spa, since the unique fusion of the sea and vegetation make it ideal for all those with breathing problems.
show more to the Dubrovnik Republic can be observed.
Cavtat, the antique Epidaurus, was an important Roman colony in this region, which expires after the breakthrough of the Slavs and the Avarians into this area after the decline of the Western Roman Empire, and their inhabitants flee to the neighbouring settlement Laus-Rave-Ragus, wherefrom Dubrovnik arose. In historical sources, Cavtat is also mentioned with the name Ragusa Vecchia, what clearly testifies to the connection of these two cities. In the times of the Dubrovnik Republic, Cavtat was the second most important seaport, place of trade and of administration in the Republic after Dubrovnik.
Places like Cavtat offering so much to the visitors are quite rare. Its scenery, the rich cultural and historical heritage along with the range of services offered to tourists meet the demands of the present day tourists, thus making it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast. Cavtat is located between the magic city of Dubrovnik on one side and beautiful Konavle on the other. There one can still feel the spirit of the past time and experience the centuries old tradition of our ancestors. It is an ideal holiday resort. Each visitor can discover his own wishes, enjoy the hidden coves at peace, long walks at the seaside or spend active holidays going in for recreational sports and entertaining cultural programmes.
Legend on the genesis of the name of Cavtat
The legend about the development of the name Cavtat is interesting, because it says that two suitors had asked the beautiful Cavtislava's hand in marriage, the daughter of the Epidaurian ruler, so that the father decided to give her to that suitor, who would perform the bigger task. One of the admirers, the commander Stjepan, should bring aquaviva from the source Vodovađa in Konavle, and the other one, a brave knight and seafarer, should bring a ship full of silk from the wide world. On the day of the festivities of the opening of the Epidaurian viaduct, the beautiful Cavtislava should first satisfy her thirst with water from a golden jar, but before, a big lizard jumped out of the water directly onto the girl's lap. Cavtislava's heart failed for fear and she immediately dropped dead. According to tales in the common tongue, the unfortunate seafarer, whose ship was sunk by a huge storm directly in front of Epidaurus, and who therefore was not able to fulfil his task, put the lizard into the viaduct since he could not bear the loss of the girl. In memory of the beautiful Cavtislava, at this place arose Cavtat, after an earthquake had destroyed the town.
Another legend says that Cavtat derives from the Old-Croatian verb 'captiti' - 'to blossom', refering to the yellow juniper, that so widwspread sparkling plant with a sunny aura. The legend relate its doom to the catastrpohes after which the indestructible Cavtat would come back to life again and anew. "... down there, there's something adorned with gold blossoming it the reef..."
show more the "Cavtat summer" festival. There is also a carnival during the summer season, a joy for children and their parents alike.
6 km from Cavtat is village Popovići were you have horse back riding in unspoiled nature. There ...
show more is also a beautiful pebbly beach you can see from the accompanying pictures. Beautiful restaurant on river Ljuta in a place Ljuta will delight you, and is only 10 km away. Cavtat center (restaurants, caffe bars, fish market, green market, pharmacy, church,
The apartment ensures complete privacy and comfort. It consists of one double ...
show more bedroom , bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and a living room with teracce/balcony.
The commodious living room comprises of a comfortable sofa ( for 2 persons sleeping ), table, cable TV, air condition . The kitchen is very sleek and modern and comes fully equipped (refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine) to make your visit more comfortable. Bedroom space consists of a double bed and a wardrobe for your belongings. The bathroom is complete with standard utilities and includes a washing machine and hairdryer.
The apartment has its own parking space. Bed linen and towels are provided. Several restaurants, big supermarket, café bars, a fitness centre, tennis courts, an aqua sports center and all other facilities are within 10min walking distance from the apartment.
There is a regular local bus connection to the old town of Dubrovnik all year round and boats operating frequently during the summer season. (bus no.10, bus station is 200 m away) .
We will always be at your service, ready to give you advice or a recommendation, anything you need to make your stay with us the most pleasant experience. We also offer taxi services and organizing trips. To all our dear guests who arrived by plane organize free transfer from and to airport, and for those arriving by car private secure parking.
show more make it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic Sea and an ideal place for a vacation where everybody can find what they are looking for: enjoy peaceful and hidden coves, long walks by the sea or maybe spend your vacation more actively with recreational, sport, entertainment, and cultural programs offered.
Cavtat, ancient Epidaurus was an important roman colony in this region, which was destroyed by the breach of the Slavs and Avars after the fall of the West Roman Empire. At that time citizens of Epidaurus fled to the nearby Laus Rave Ragusa which later became Dubrovnik. During the rule of the Republic of Dubrovnik, Cavtat was the second harbor, commercial and administrative center of the Republic.
Besides the cultural-historical amenities which you must see (Bukovac gallery, Bogišić collection of valuable books, collection of coins from ancient and Republic of Dubrovnik coins, Mausoleum of the Račić family made by Meštrović, Rectors palace, Church of St. Nikola), there are many cultural festivities which are held through the whole year.
The Cavtat area is most attractive because of the Mediterranean ...
show more vegetation which covers the whole area; another advantage is unpolluted sea and a very attractive mixture of old and new architecture. Originally it was a Greek settlement called Epidauros.
Accommodation and catering facilities are located in the background of the town port and the Tiha cove. Among the attractions of Cavtat is the Rector's Palace, the Baroque church of St. Nikola, the Franciscan monastery, Bogišić's scientific collection, the Vlaho Bukovac Art Gallery, the Račić Mausoleum, designed by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, archaeological sites of the pre-Slav period, city walls, the Šipun cave etc. Cavtat also offers a 7 km promenade by pine forests paths only a few meters from the sea. Cavtat is one of the rare places on the Croatian coast that can offer such harmony.