Excursions & Active Holidays
Going on a trip to Konavle is the best way to get acquainted with the tradition and culture of this unique region, whether you use a travel agency arrangement or organize everything by yourself. Of course, tourist agencies offer various other packages and arrangements during which you can get to know the wider area of Dubrovnik, as well as the neighbouring countries. Just to mention some of the places well worth seeing, included in these arrangements: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Mljet, the River Neretva Delta, the Elafiti Islands, the Pelješac Wine Road, Trsteno, Ston Međugorje, Mostar, Kotor and many others.
Folklore events in Čilipi occur every Sunday from Easter till the end of October. At the local square in front of the St. Nicholas' Church, after the Sunday Mass which starts at 11.15, the local folklore ensemble will introduce you with the customs and traditions of Konavle. A visit to Čilipi is also an opportunity to see the County House which treasures valuable ethnological items, as well as to buy an original souvenir ornamented with the famed Konavle embroidery.
Did you know that two great Croatian artists turned the small town of Cavtat into an important creative hub on the national cultural scene? One was a distinctive painter with over a 1000 works to his name, the other a sculptor whose architectural masterpiece is an astonishing testimony of love and death. Cavtat has an exceptionally long and interesting history. On this guided tour you will travel 2000 years back in time to when Cavtat was the Roman colony of Epidaurum. You will learn about its demise and why very few traces remain. You'll delve into stories of shipwrecks in front of Cavtat port and hear many more fascinating titbits about its history and present. YouTube video
In a village called Popovići, there is a small, but highly professional riding centre Kojan Koral. The centre organizes half-day riding tours through some of the most beautiful sceneries of Konavle, above a chain of cliffs which offer a spectacular view on the Adriatic Sea.
A new feature in the offer of the Kojan Koral is the ATV safari, a modern-concept, slightly adventurous field trip during which you can explore Konavle driving small ATV vehicles (driver's licence not required).
Grab the reins and horseback ride through the Konavle Valley. Feel the soul-nourishing bond with the Icelandic horses, while trotting through Dubrovnik’s picturesque countryside; its meadows and rivers, home to a flourishing wildlife. Take a refreshing afternoon dip in the Ljuta River, or rest on the riverbanks while the horses play in the water. Experienced riders are invited to swim with their horses.
You can explore Konavle riding on a bike, whether choosing a route by yourself or using one of the theme routes suggested.
Route length: 9.5 km. Cycling time: 1 hour. Total uphill slope: 230 m. Lowest point on the route: 2 m. Highest point on the route: 185 m. Information about the route: one-way route, combination of asphalt and gravel surface. The route is marked with bicycling signalisation. The route is favourable for trekking and mountain bikes. Route starting point: Cavtat (bus station).
Route length: 26 km. Cycling time: 2.5 hours. Total uphill slope: 438 m. Lowest point on the route: 2 m. Highest point on the route: 220 m. Information about the route: circular route, combination of asphalt and gravel surface. The route is marked with bicycling signalisation. The route is favourable for trekking and mountain bikes. Route starting point: Cavtat (bus station).
Route length: 25 km. Cycling time: 2 hours. Total uphill slope: 270 m. Lowest point on the route: 60 m. Highest point on the route: 188 m. Information about the route: circular route, combination of asphalt and gravel surface. The route is marked with bicycling signalisation. The route is favourable for trekking and mountain bikes. Route starting point: Čilipi (main square).
Underwater world of Cavtat is very attractive for diving activities. Nearby, next to Cavtat islands Mrkan, Bobara and Supetar, there are several ancient sites, the largest and most attractive in the Adriatic, including ones in the Mediterranean.
They are extremely valuable sites with over 1800 amphorae and pithoi, which originate from the first century BC and the first and 2 century AD. In addition Cavtat seabed abounds in beautiful underwater walls that reach up to 100 feet deep, underwater caves and sunken ships from the ancient times and recent past.
An original and exciting way to learn about the wider coast of Cavtat is definitely organized kayaking excursion where you can try fishing, but also to observe the birds on the islands in front of Cavtat.
Cadmos Village is Adrenalin Park situated in picturesque Konavle region near village of Komaji hidden in unique oak woods where you can find out about true love story of Gods Cadmos and Harmonia and hear the story about medieval stone cross located in the middle of Cadmos Village evoking old legends and memories while relaxing on the oak tree terrace.
There is a wide selection of other activities to help you in making your stay as you imagined:
- team handball
- beach volleyball
- party boats
- skydiving and parachuting
- boat trips