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A small municipality located in Dubrovnik, Konavle is a beautiful part of Croatia separated by the sea by a series of verdant hills. It stretches from Cavtat to the Montenegrin border and has not changed for centuries. It celebrates and retains its traditions and culture, and here you will see men and women dressed in their traditional folk costumes. A third of the region is covered in forests of macchias, pine, oak, hornbeam and cypress trees, and there are vast swathes of land planted with fruit trees and vineyards. This is the region where wealthy residents from Dubrovnik built their luxury villas, and it has been enticing visitors for centuries who come to experience an authentic slice of Croatian country life. 

Things to do in Konavle

There are 20 picturesque villages to explore in Konavle on your villa holiday. Cilipi and Gruda are the largest, and all the rest are located on hilltops. Whether you are exploring the rocky coast, the hilltop villages or the rolling countryside you will never get bored. Discover the hamlet of Mocici with its ancient temple complex and discover historic Cilipi to see the residents performing folk dances called Lindo outside the church every Sunday. Shop for traditional Konavle embroidery in one of the quaint shops and markets and enjoy traditional cuisine in a friendly restaurant or cafe. After busy days out, relax at your private villa and enjoy cooking some of the fresh, local produce on your barbecue.

Konavle, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia

History and culture in Konavle

Like all of Croatia, Konavle has a fascinating history which dates to prehistoric and neolithic times. It was populated by the Illyrian tribes of the Plereians and the Ardians, and it has since been ruled by many of the powerful empires in Europe including the Romans and Croats. With the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic in 1807, Konavle found itself under the French and then the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, before being part of the Yugoslavian Kingdom in 1918. After World War II, Konavle was a part of socialist Yugoslavia within the Socialist Republic of Croatia. Today, after the Homeland War from 1991 to 1995, it is part of the Republic of Croatia. 

Family holidays in Konavle

Choose from our selection of private family villa in Konavle. Children may enjoy running around and imagining what life would be like at the restored fortress of Sokoi Grad. This site dates to 2000BC and has a museum filled with rare artifacts and impressive views of the rugged coastline and Dubrovnik Riviera. There are also many great beaches to enjoy with the family, and often you will find a secluded spot all to yourself. You can also hire a boat and explore the Elaphiti Islands to spot the wildlife. Alternatively, why not enjoy a family meal in one of the many family-friendly restaurants and let your little ones taste authentic Croatian cuisine. 
 

Mlini, Konavle, Croatia
snorkelling

Adventurous activities in Konavle

Croatia is the perfect choice if you are looking for a bit of adventure and want to be more active. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the sea whether you want to try diving, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkelling or kayaking. You can hire a bike and enjoy the various cycle trails in and around the region, go horse-riding, hiking or go on a buggy safari. You can also hire a boat or speed boat to explore the islands. Our villas in Konavle are perfectly located to enable you to explore to your heart’s content.

Romance in Konavle

Quiet beaches and secluded bays make for peaceful days in the sunshine where you can enjoy each other's company. Why not go wine tasting in one of the many vineyards that carpet this region, or choose one of the fantastic restaurants to have a candle-lit dinner for two? Walk along Cavtat's seaside promenade and watch the sunset while paddling in the sea. 

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