The medieval town of Cavtat is located 19 km south of Dubrovnik. The Ancient Epidaurum was an important Roman colony, which fell with the arrival of the Slaves and Avars. Its inhabitants fled to the neighbouring Laus Rave Ragusa, today’s Dubrovnik. The proximity of Dubrovnik, the rich historical and cultural heritage and the various tourist offering make Cavtat one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic.
Of the monuments that need to be seen, the following should be pointed out: the birthplace of Vlaho Bukovac, museum, studio and gallery of one of the most important and well-known Croatian painters, the mausoleum of the family Račić at the St Rok cemetery, a masterpiece of the sculptor Ivan Meštrović, the painting collection of the parochial church of St Nicolas harbouring a valuable sacral treasure and the Bogišić collection with valuable graphics, coins, rare books, paintings and furniture.
Numerous palaces can be seen in the town centre and monuments from the Roman era, such as the remains of the theatre Villa Rustica and the city walls. Cavtat offers accommodation in nine hotels, of which one is a five-star hotel (Croatia), two four-star hotels, while the others have three stars. In the small fishing and tourism town of Molunt, 20 km south of Cavtat it is possible to camp in four auto-camps and enjoy a vacation in direct contact with untouched nature.
The offshore of Cavtat and Molunt is extremely attractive for diving. In close proximity, near the Cavtat islands of Mrkan, Bobara and Supetar, there are a few Ancient localities, the largest and most attractive in the Adriatic, and one of the bigger ones in the Mediterranean. Extremely valuable are the finding sites of over 1,800 amphoras and pythos from the 1st century B.C. and the first and 2nd century. The Cavtat offshore is also rich in beautiful underwater walls reaching up to 100 meters in depth, underwater caves and sunk ships, from the Ancient times to the recent past.