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“Nice and compact.”
Review of Cavtat Old Town

Cavtat Old Town
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Cavtat is a very nice compact place to stay. The main harbour area is full of very good restaurants and bars, great for an evening drink and people watching.
We have never been to a holiday destination with so few shops. (a plus in my opinion)
There was one supermarket, pharmacy and chemist and a few souvenirs shops. One bakery/coffee bar and a few ice cream shops.
The bus station is centrally located and takes you to Dubrovnik (about ½ hour and costs approx £2.50 each way). There are also plenty of small boats costing a little more and taking between 45 and 60 mins. We booked our boat through Delfin Tours situated near the bus station. We got a better price here than some of the sellers around the harbour. Michael the owner and his wife are very nice and full of knowledge. Michael will always negotiate his prices up to a point so go to him last and get the best deal. We also booked a coach trip with him to Montenegro which was cheaper than the tour operator’s for exactly the same trip. Again his 3 island boat trip was cheaper and followed the same route. Both trips were good value for money and a nice day out.
We would have liked to do the Ronald Brown Pathway walk but were advised against it by the girl in the Tourist Info office as it was very hot at the time of our stay and the walk afforded no shade at all. We did however manage to walk to the Airport to visit the Sky Cellar, an underground cave beneath the runway. The walk is mainly along a way marked path to Cilipi but when you get to Mocici, you have to leave the walk and find the main road, to the Airport. We got a little lost at this point and had to ask a local in the village of Mocici. A nice walk, a bit rough in parts (good footwear needed). We were in walking sandles). The walk took us about 2 hours each way.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very scenic area with lots of restaurant and café. On our trip to Dubrovnik, we went to do a small visit to Cavtat and had a great time.

Claude

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took a bus from Old Town Dubrovnik to Cavtat which we heard was beautiful. It took about 25 minutes to get to Cavtat. The views of the sea from high on the road were gorgeous. The water is such a wonderful shade of deep blue green. The Cavtat Old Town was very small. I would not suggest more that 2 hours tops to visit it if you have no intention of going to the beach. We walked a path by the water that was about a half mile long. There were a few beaches that could be accessed from this path. Again, the water looked absolutely gorgeous and inviting. The path brought us in a big circle back to where our bus had dropped us off. There didn't seem to be much more to do so we left Cavtat after about 1.5 hours. I would suggest that time might be better spent in Dubrovnik but if you have a few hours to explore, Cavtat is a nice diversion.

Thank Sabena Y
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Cavtat (say it ‘TSAV-tat) is a gem of a place, not quite spoilt by tourism yet. Apart from one or two excellent hotels, there are many apartments and rooms, most quite reasonably priced, even in high season. The town is small, with all the important places – bakery-cum-café, pharmacy, post-office, market and supermarket – in one small street. The port is lined with cafés and restaurants, not luxurious and very pleasant.

There are, in fact two peninsulas, the western one being quite unspoilt (with rocky swimming spots) and the eastern, with a tarmac walkway all the way round, a wonderful cliffside bar and a great restaurant (‘Rokotin’).

English is widely spoken which, given the complexities of Croatian, is probably just as well. However, a few words of Croatian are very welcome, as is a knowledge of Italian. Most visitors are British or Irish.

Dubrovnik is easily accessible by bus (every hour, 30 minutes, 12 kuna) or boat (from Cavtat harbour or the Iberostar Albatros hotel, about 45 minutes, 80 kuna return).

Best place? Cipresis restaurant, by the road; walk past the Hotel Cavtat about 5 minutes and keep your eyes open on the left.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Lovely harbour, nice restraints and bars. Great headland walk, made a lovely running route. Friendly and clean . One of the nicest holiday locations we've Ben to

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