I could spend all day riding buses up and down the coast of Croatia. The way the mountains drop down into those blue-green waters just washes the stress from my system. Dubrovnik tourism office told us that Cavtat was a small fishing village, just half an hour south. When we heard the words “fishing village,” the images (and smells) that flashed through our vegetarian minds weren’t particularly appealing. But we thought we ought to get out of town for at least one day of our month-long visit, so we checked the bus schedule and packed a lunch.




The quiet harbor of Cavtat, a nice day trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was a Sunday afternoon and we were struck by the silence of the scene. Once the bus pulled away it was so quiet we realized we could hear our own thoughts. Cavtat has its own old town, albeit a much smaller one than Dubrovnik. It also had a lovely waterfront, lined with palm trees and park benches, perfect for a stroll on a sunny day.

A church over the water near Cavtat, Croatia.

A beautiful steeple in the quiet town of Cavtat Croatia on our day trip from Dubrovnik.




Climbing down church steps in Cavtat, Croatia, near Dubrovnik.

Standing outside a Cavtat church on our day trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Our favorite part, was the walking trail that wrapped around the peninsula. It was the most stroller friendly place we’d been since arriving in Dubrovnik, and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the branches rustling in the forest helped to wash away the stresses of travel.

Like many Croatian towns, Cavtat has many small alleyways to explore.

Walking along the Croatian coast in Cavtat, just twenty minutes from Dubrovnik.

Our favorite part, was the walking trail that wrapped around the peninsula. It was the most stroller friendly place we’d been since arriving in Dubrovnik, and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the branches rustling in the forest helped to wash away the stresses of travel.

I imagine that the town is probably a little busier during the high season (May through August), but during our visit in January it was even quieter than off season Dubrovnik. Our only complaint came when it was time for us to catch our bus back and we learned (after waiting for an hour) that the off season hours were not posted on the website.

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