Dubrovnik Riviera stretches from the mouth of the Neretva River to Cape Ostro in the southern Croatia
The coast is riddled with coves, sandy beaches of alluring beauty, steep cliffs opened to the sea and many islands covered with forests, where towns and settlements united, refined by human life. Dense vegetation lead by cypress, pines, olive trees, vineyards, orange and lemon farms, palm trees, agave and cacti cause the memorable atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
Characteristics of a rough history have left many signs of independence and of naval forces, so the Dubrovnik Riviera is ample in places with a long historic memory, cultural and natural legacy as well as Renaissance cottages located in the sea coves.
The city of Dubrovnik, formerly the heart of the Dubrovnik Republic which, for some time, rivaled on a par with Venice, is nowadays one of the most significant tourist and historic points on the Mediterranean. Probably the best way to feel the amply cultural and historical legacy of Dubrovnik, is to cross over its streets on foot. A walk over the famed Stradun and the City Walls is a great way to see the many palaces, churches, and other places whose minor significance all adds up to the dignity of Dubrovnik.
Cavtat is a small town close to Dubrovnik. You will find here berths up to 12m deep. The port is sheltered from the south and north winds, but attention is suggested when sailing into, accordingly to several shallows and reefs.
Trsteno is best known for its five hundred years old monuments of nature and the huge plane trees. A trip to the Arboretum Trsteno, with its garden villas, aqueducts, watermill, a Baroque fountain with Neptune and nymphs and other will make a great impression on every visitor.
Slano is a little town close to Dubrovnik, located in a spacious, deep cove, well protected from winds, used as a sailor’s shelter from old times. Some archaeological sites situated nearby Slano dates back to the Classical Age, as well as churches and monasteries from 14th century.