Cavtat (pronounced "tsavtat") is a harbor town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia boasting a history that goes back to the 6th century BC. But today's earliest structures date only to the Middle Ages. Hah!
My mother and I stayed here for four lovely days in 2009 while her car was being made roadworthy again for us to continue our Balkan road trip. I think you'll agree we couldn't have been given a more delightful place for the normally reliable old clunker to break down.
Here you see the bell tower of the baroque St Nicholas Church, as well as a few of the awnings of the many bars and restaurants lining the harbor.
This is a long view of the town from the northern peninsula. Look how crystal clear the water is! [As usual, all images can be enlarged with a click.]
I don't mean to make you drool, but this was the view from our pleasing private apartment rental that we were so very fortunate to stumble on. The food at all the restaurants we sampled here was delicious and easy on the pocket book.
This view from the boat we took shows how beautifully Cavtat nestles in the coastal hills.
Watching the sun set from the promenade was the perfect way to end the day.