Cavtat - City of Croatia
Cavtat is a town in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia. It is on the Adriatic seacoast 15km south of Dubrovnik and is the center of the Konavle municipality. The English language pronunciation is "TSOF-tot."
It was a Greek colony known as Epidaurus, which in 228 BC came under Roman rule becoming later Roman colonia. Following the invasion of Slavs, the inhabitants of the city established Ragusa in the better protected place nearby in 614. Slavic Cavtat belonged to Travunia. It was bought from duke R.Pavlovic by the Republic of Ragusa in 1426 sharing its fate thenceforward.
Cavtat is the most southern town in Croatia, and the most practical way to reach the town is by air. Cilipi airport is just three miles away and well connected.
In Cavtat there are unique bays, beaches, submarine areas and rich vegetation.
Numerous bars and restaurants line the waterfront, offering everything from cheap pizza to more expensive local specialties: the Cavtat is a good as any, with a repertoire from simple pasta dishes to succulent fresh fish.
Among the attractions of Cavtat is the Rector's Palace, the Baroque church of St. Nikola, the Franciscan monastery, Bogišic's scientific collection, the Vlaho Bukovac Art Gallery, the Racic Mausoleum, designed by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic, 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.
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