ZATON - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Zaton and Orasac
Zaton Veliki and Zaton Mali are neighbouring fishing villages set on the banks of an idylic sheltered bay edged with pine trees and only 10 min drive from Dubrovnik. These charming villages with their old fishermen's stone cottages, beautifully restored, nestling together with tasteful new villas, restaurants and harbour front cafes form one of the most desirable areas close to Dubrovnik. As well as several good restaurants and a pizzeria Zaton has a small supermarket, bakery, post office and a bank. Wonderful pathways along the shore are suitable for walks and bicycling and there are small beaches around the bay from which to swim.
The small village of Orasac (pronounce Orashats) is just a short drive from Zaton and is known for its church dating from the 13th century. In the bay beneath the village is the newly built Radisson Blu Resort Hotel. The resort has seven restaurants, bars, sport centre and swimming pools as well as a spa which offers many treatments. For clubbers there is a nightclub with DJs. These facilities are available to guests of the resort and to visitors.
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 Zaton
|A four bedroom architect-designed villa with an additional one bedroom studio in the garden and with its own beach access and only 15 metres from the sea. Located in a most wonderful seaside fishing village of Zaton Mali, only 10 minutes drive from old Dubrovnik.|
|A nine bedroom, nine bathroom air conditioned villa, laid out on four levels. Beautiful sea views, 120 metres from the beach. Pool, gym, four garden terraces, bedroom balconies, parking for five cars.|
|Villa My View |
|A four bedroom, four bathroom exceptional, very luxurious air-conditioned modern villa on raised ground, with stupendous view of the sea and islands. Garden and an infinity pool, parking, internet.|
|A luxury, air-conditioned five bedroom, five bathroom new villa, terrace, garden, pool and outdoor hot-tub, with sea view, WiFi, BBQ, parking.|
|A superbly located, luxury, 17th century, air-conditioned, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom stone villa, WiFi, pool, BBQ, outdoor dining, located adjacent to beautiful Trsteno botanical garden, beach 500 metres.|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern villa, WiFi, garden, heated pool, BBQ, parking, sea view.|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, old stone villa, WiFi, garden, heated pool, BBQ, parking, sea view|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, stunning roof terrace, garden, heated pool, WiFi. BBQ, parking, sea view, tennis and wellness nearby.|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi-detached villa, garden, terraces, fenced pool, BBQ, WiFI, pet friendly, parking, sea view.|