Cavtat is the most southern town in Croatia and a part of the Dubrovnik Riviera. If you’re lucky enough to spend more than two days in the Dubrovnik area, it's worth exploring this exceedingly pretty town and its varied natural surroundings. Set on a petite peninsula embraced by two harbors, Cavtat was originally a Roman settlement called Epidaur established in 614. Locals agree on the fact - without Cavtat, there would be no Dubrovnik.
Cavtat is located in Konavle, the region with a rich history, traditional dances, folk costumes, and embroidery. When you book a taxi from Dubrovnik to Cavtat, it is only a 20-30 minutes short ride by car. If you’re after the sights and culture of the Dubrovnik area but don’t want the hustle and bustle, Cavtat offers an air of tranquillity. The border of Montenegro sits within easy reach, only 22 km far from Cavtat, so you can also easily visit the neighboring cities.Cavtat has the peculiar geography of the city center. It consists of two peninsulas, Rat and Sustjepan, shaped like a crab’s claw. There are two bays inside the peninsulas known as Luka Bay and Tiha Bay (shaped like a whale’s tail). Cavtat’s Old Town is located on the Rat Peninsula. Spending your summer holidays in Cavtat is a great choice if you are looking for a quiet oasis by the crystal clear, unpolluted sea
1. Spend a full day at the beach In Cavtat, there are many natural beaches and unique bays. Find your own patch of a pebble on one of the idyllic beaches of Cavtat with a clear turquoise sea. The main beach is on Tiha bay, but there are a number of others in the near vicinity. Obod beach lies further to the south, so the best way to get there is by taxi from Cavtat.2. Take a long walk on the promenade and stay with a seafront view Cavtat has a pretty waterfront promenade with restaurants and a 7km long promenade through the dense pine forest. If you’re into recreation and well-being, you can enjoy long and relaxing walks on the promenade or early morning fresh runs by the pebbly beaches.3. Admire majestic historical treasures If you’re more into exploring historical sites, Cavtat is a treasury of culture, art, and historic wealth. There are numerous remnants of the ancient settlements to be found, Greek, Roman, and Illyrian, fortifications, old walls, ruins, piles of them spread all over the city and its surroundings.
Cavtat has pretty attractive options for a short range of things. The city of Cavtat has accumulated layers of history as it was established two thousand years ago. It’s easy to plan what to do in Cavtat on one day trip with so many historical and natural beauties this south Mediterranean area offers.
1. Visit a painter's Vlaho Bulovac house Bukovac expressed abstract ideas in his works of art, as part of the symbolism art movement. Vlaho’s birth house in Cavtat is a museum today dedicated to his artwork.2. Discover a majestic mausoleum Cavtat keeps many traces of its old, thousand-years’ long history. Find this masterpiece by Ivan Meštrović, Croatia's most renowned sculptor. The town cemetery with an octagonal shape, elegant dome, and beautiful bas reliefs is located at the peak of the peninsula.3. Peek inside Baroque St Nicholas Church It is a rather small, but well-positioned church, on one side of Luka Bay in Cavtat. The Renaissance Rector's Palace and the St Nicholas Church are noted for their respective archaeological collection, impressive wooden alters, and the accomplished Bukovac paintings.
There are tons of beaches to visit in the Dubrovnik region, especially if you take a taxi in Cavtat to take you to the beaches outside of the city. However, if you’re doing a one day trip you will more likely to stay closer to the city center of Cavtat. Tiha Bay, Rat and Žal beaches are the most popular options, for their proximity to town, shady pinewoods, as well as pleasantly warm and clean sea. Almost every beach in Cavtat is equipped with showers and changing cabins. Also, most of the beaches in Cavtat, have numerous catering facilities with a rich offer of drinks and meals.The most beautiful beaches in Cavtat:● Public Beach at Tiha Bay (in front of Hotel Cavtat)● Obod Beach – Eastern Side of Tiha Bay● Žal Beach – Eastern Side of Tiha Bay● Ključica Beach – Northern side of the Rat Peninsula● Sustjepan Beach – near the local harbor facing Luka Bay● Hotel Croatia Beach – Southern side of Sustjepan PeninsulaWhen you book a taxi from Dubrovnik or Cavtat to beaches around the area, you get more private atmosphere with everything you need for a good vacation or a getaway.
Cavtat is located around 20 km south of Dubrovnik and 6 km from the Dubrovnik Airport. Hence it is a great place to base yourself, especially if you’re arriving by plane. Cavtat is a nice option for those looking to do an inexpensive day trip from Dubrovnik.If you chose Cvatat as an alternative stay for Dubrovnik, it will be only a short 20-minute private taxi ride to Dubrovnik Old Town. You'll be able to avoid the hubbub of Dubrovnik but still hop over by taxi to this famous northern neighbor when desired. The best part of staying in Cavtat and visiting Dubrovnik is the affordable prices. The gastronomy offer and prices of food and beverages are cheaper than in Dubrovnik.
It is very easy to travel from Cavtat to Dubrovnik because it’s only a short distance ride. However, the quickest and the most comfortable way to reach Cavtat from Dubrovnik is by taxi. We offer a great range of shared and private taxi transfers from Dubrovnik to Cavtat and another way around. Journey by taxi from Dubrovnik Airport or Dubrovnik Old city to Cavtat is the perfect way to ensure a hassle-free holiday in Croatia.
Dubrovnik Airport is actually very close to Cavtat. When you arrive at Dubrovnik Airport, it’s an easy taxi journey to Cavtat which is only 6km away. The total trip by taxi usually takes around 10 minutes. The most practical way to get from the Dubrovnik airport to Cavtat is by taxi because there is not any direct bus route. You can travel from the Dubrovnik Airport to Cavtat by bus but it is quite tedious and long. You will need to switch buses at the central bus station in Dubrovnik which is 23 kilometers away from the airport. In the end, you won’t get a value for money when traveling by bus, compared to the value and time-saving when you book a taxi from Dubrovnik to Cavtat.
Whether you are coming to Dubrovnik for a week or more, make sure to leave some extra days to visit Cavtat. Our brilliant team is on standby for your questions and queries about your taxi transfers from Dubrovnik to Cavtat and the whole region.