Back to Cavtat in Croatia

Cavtat Harbour is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been to. Slate toned mountains against green hills, turquoise waters and blue skies; in the village terracotta roof tiles and cobbled stones, all combine to create an impression of stepping into fairyland for me.

Cavtat Harbour

Beautiful Croatia has been the host country to the International Stuttering Symposium for two years now.  Participants all stay at the  Hotel Croatia, built during Tito’s reign on the edge of the Adriatic Coast. From the sea, it is reminiscent of a cruise ship, not at all like some of the ugly Soviet buildings of the era.

Croatia Hotel

The waters of the Adriatic here are advertised as “the Mediterranean like it used to be.”

Hotel Croatia: View from the Balcony

It’s a village-like atmosphere in the town, with cobbled streets winding upwards from the harbour.  You can ride a bicycle around the peninsula, stopping to view Roman ruins, taste local cuisine, visit museums and swim. and artwork by notable artists which would be worth your time to see.  The Church of St Nicholas has Icons of the  saint, an alabaster relief from the 15th century, works by Benedetto Genarri, and paintings by Sicilian painters.

The Village of Cavtat

You can catch ferries to one of the many peaceful islands, or visit the bustling walled city of Dubrovnik,  a favourite haunt for tourists.

Source: Listen to this organ in Croatia that uses the sea to make hauntingly beautiful music.

(in Zadar)


2 responses to “Back to Cavtat in Croatia”

  1. OMG! One of my options for my next destination. I have save it for long time and think it’s high time to visit!!

  2. Such hypnotic sounds! I could drift off to it …

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