KONAVLE - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Konavle is the southernmost part of Croatia and has a varied landscape with mountains, fertile valleys and a delightful coastline. Much of the landscape is wooded with many pines and cypresses among oaks and hornbeams. In the very south, bordering Montenegro,the peninsula of Molunat has an undulating landscape and culminates in a beautiful bay at the southernmost tip.
The area has its own vibrant traditions and folklore with the distinctive traditional costumes. Places to visit in the region include:
The Franciscan Monastery in Pridvorje from the 15th century built in the style of the early Dubrovnik renaissance.
Sokol Grad, the largest fort in Konavle from the time of the Dubrovnik Republic and dramatically positioned on a rock outcrop.
Watermills at the River Ljuta. A system of eight watermills which were an important element in the local economy under the Dubrovnik Republic. Restaurant Konavoski Dvori adjoins the water mills.
Konavle Local History Museum in Cilipi. A display of folk costumes and local artefacts of everyday life displayed in a typical house of the region.
Described as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik will not fail to impress with great City walls rising out of the brilliant Adriatic against a backdrop of steep mountainsides. Within the walls of the old town are some fine architecture and lively streets crammed with shops, cafes and restaurants. Walk the City walls to enjoy the beautiful roofscape of the old town and the seascape beyond. Visit the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries and stroll down the cobbled streets and alleyways or relax in the cafes. During the summer months the Dubrovnik festival hosts concerts on most nights providing music of all types.
Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island
Beach near Dubrovnik
Gruz is the port area of Dubrovnik where the cruise ships dock and where mega-yachts tie up at the quayside around this large and sheltered natural harbour. The gentle banks of Gruz harbour was where the Dubrovnik noblemen chose to build their fine summer palaces to escape the heat and bustle of the ancient city. Many of these stunning Rennaisance buildings are still standing and some have been renovated as luxury hotels or spectacular private houses. Today Gruz is a shopping and commercial centre for Dubrovnik as well as a living museum of Rennaisance architecture.
Dubrovnik offers everything from sophisticated restaurants in spectacular waterside locations to simple bistros in alleyways and side streets of the old town. The choice is endless. We can provide you with our recommendations
In Dubrovnik there are popular beaches all around the Lapad Peninsula. From the old town harbour ferries go regularly to the small island of Lokrum just a few minutes away, where Dubrovnik people traditionally like to go for a swim. A short distance down the coast there are sandy and shingle beaches at Kupari and Mlini.
The nearby islands of Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep are easily reached by ferry from Dubrovnik. Much quieter but still historically interesting. Lopud has one of the best sandy beaches in the region which can be reached by walking across the narrow neck of the island from the town of Lopud. The charming harbour front village of Suderad on Sipanhas a well preserved fortified palace from the 15th century.
About 10km from Dubrovnik is the famous landscaped garden and arboretum of Trsteno a Mediterranean garden with a fine array of trees and breathtaking views. The gardens were created by the nobleman Ivan Gucetic in the grounds of his summer villa built between 1494 and 1502.
Suderad harbour, Sipan
Our Villas in Konavle
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