Cavtat is a fabulous old fishing village, attracting tourists and the rich and famous and their huge luxury yachts, great place day or night.


During the day the cafes and restaurants, that line the harbour’s edge in Cavtat, are buzzing with people having morning coffees and lunches or just promenading with homemade ice cream- the best place for that is an ice cream parlour next door to the post office.

There are a few tourist shops, a souvenir market and a small local fruit and veg market and like most of the villages here, a water polo area. You can meander through the old streets to the top where there is a small museum and visit the old church.
There is a very small area for swimming and a platform in the sea, which is great for jumping off in the centre of the village but if you follow the pedestrian walk way past this area, you can walk to bars, nestled on the rocks and past different areas for swimming, some on rocks, some in small coves.

The path goes round in a circle back to the car park and makes for a very romantic early evening stroll as the sun sets over the harbour. In the early evening you can find the local water polo teams thrashing it out against each other. Cavtat is a completely different place at night, as the huge yachts moor up for the night and people promenade dressed for dinner.

The Restaurant Pacific, on the sea front is good value for money with fresh, tasty food, along with an amazing view. We also recommend The Restaurant Damacija which is the first on your left as you leave the car park, if you want to sit on the water’s edge it is worth making a reservation, the food here is great and one of our my favourites is the seared Tuna – also as it is not on the main pedestrian area it is slightly quieter and less expensive. The pizzeria overlooking the polo arena offers good value and obviously a great atmosphere as the locals cheer on for their teams.

Due to the fact Cavtat has a huge carpark, payable on exit, it makes parking and visiting so much more pleasurable.

Cavtat is a 20-min drive from Ivanica.

Pass through the Croatian border, left at the mini roundabout and continue down the mountain to the T-junction. Turn left towards the airport. Before the airport you will see a right-hand turn, signposted Cavtat. Follow this road round, bearing left all the way to the car park in the centre of the village.

Parking charge is payable at the machine on departure.

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