Barely 25 minutes south of Dubrovnik, Cavtat is a favourite with visitors from the UK. Set in a beautiful horseshoe shaped bay with a walking path winding up to the hilltop white Racic mausoleum, quaint stone squares and churches and a wide, cafe-lined, seaside promenade (traffic free in summer months), many people return to Cavtat again and again. On the same stretch of coast are Mlini and Srebreno, quieter spots and all are connected to Dubrovnik by bus and the more charming water taxi service.
The Konavle Valley is the fertile inland valley that extends from Cavtat across to the hills which present the border with Bosnia-Hercegovina. This is a place where long traditions live on.