Cavtat is located south of Peljesac penninsula, at the very south of the Republic of Croatia - 18 km from Dubrovnik, and only 6 km from the Dubrovnik International Airport.
For citizens of countries that need Visa for coming to Croatia (eg. Albania, Nigeria) here is some useful information. You can download Visa Application Form here.
Fill this form and attach ITI 2006 Registration Confirmation Letter you received after registration, Hotel Reservation and Flight reservation, and contact your nearest Croatian Embassy.
Do not forget to take your passport and picture (30 x 35 mm). Travel visa expenses are 160 kn (about 25 EUR).
For Visa Information visit http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615, and under Visa Requirement Overview select your country.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency, Money and Banks
Croatia's unit of currency is the Kuna (Kn.), which is divided into 100 lipa. Coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa, and 1, 2, and 5 Kuna. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kuna. In order to calculate the exact amount of almost any currency to Kuna, please use the link to the currency converter bellow. For approximate conversions, use the currency converter on our site.
You can pay in Kuna at any place or for any service or product you use. In some places you can pay in Euro or dollars. Be sure to establish the method of payment in advance if you wish to pay in any other currency than Kuna .
Banks (banka) are generally open Monday to Friday 7.30 AM-7 PM (often with a break for lunch), and Saturday 7.30-11.30 AM. Money can also be changed in post offices, travel agencies and exchange bureaux (mjenjacnica), which have more flexible hours. Credit cards are generally accepted in hotels and restaurants, but be sure to ask before you order. You can also use ATMs to get cash. Many banks have ATMs in front of their building.
Exchange rates: The Croatian currency unit is the Croatian Kuna (Kn).
1 EUR= 7.35 Kn
1 USD = 5.76 Kn (Exchange rate as per November 7, 2006, source:
CAVTAT – Dubrovačka Banka
Trumbićev put 7
AIRPORT – Dubrovačka Banka
Atm machines – (BANKOMAT)
Cavtat, Dubrovačka Banka
Cavtat, Privredna Banka
Airport, Privredna Banka
Airport, Zagrebacka Banka
Trumbićev put 10
ZRAČNA LUKA (AIRPORT)
RESTAURANTS - good to know
There are more than 60 restaurants in Dubrovnik, offering a great variety of dishes.
In general, restaurants offer traditional Dalmatian cuisine, Croatian continental cuisine, and international cuisine, including a Mexican and a Chinese restaurant in Dubrovnik.
The working hours of most restaurants are from 11.00 - 24.00.
A restaurant's menu is shown at the entrance, as well as the signs of the credit cards accepted (most major credit cards are generally accepted).
The price includes taxes, but the service charge is almost never included and is not mandatory. It is a customary; however, that the guest who is satisfied with the service leaves a tip for the waiter, 10% of the total amount is usually a fair tip.
Drinking water in Dubrovnik is of very good quality, constantly controlled, and comes mostly from the Ombla River, 5 km from Dubrovnik. Don’t miss the opportunity to refresh yourself at the Big and Small Onofrio fountains in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, the big Onofrio fountain is located at the entrance, right after Pile gate.
Climate - Dubrovnik Region
The climate along Dubrovnik Region is a typical Mediterranean one, with mild, rainy winters and hot and dry summers. The air temperatures can slightly vary, depending on the area or region. Summer temperatures in July rise till 34C in the northern part, while in the southern part they usually rise to 38C. During winter the coldest temperatures are recorded in the northern Adriatic with temperatures dropping sometimes below zero, while the southern regions of the Adriatic coast generally remain above zero.
average annual 16,4 C (61,5 F)
average of coldest period (January) 9 C (48,2 F)
average of warmest period (August) 24,9 C (76,8 F)
average May - September 17,9 - 23,8 C (64,2 - 74,8 F)
approximately 38 %
average annual 1020,8 mm
average annual rain days 109,2
average annual 2629 l
average daily hours: 7,2 h
Sea water quality
The results of the sea water analysis, made in the criteria prescribed by the European Union, show that the Adriatic Sea is of the highest quality, the only exception being several major seaports. Along Dubrovnik Region visitors will enjoy in the crystal clear sea and clean environment. The only exemption where swimming is not recommended is the port of Gruž and the Old Town harbor. Due to many ships and sewage water the sea quality in those areas must be improved before swimming can be recommended. The control measurements of the sea water quality around Dubrovnik are done yearly, before the tourist season. Unfortunately, there are no beaches around Dubrovnik that have yet received the Blue Flag award, and European award that recognizes beaches with high standards regarding both sea water quality and supporting facilities. The only received Blue Flags in Dubrovnik Region are held by the ACI marina Miho Pracat in Komolac, 6 km from Dubrovnik and the ACI marina on Korčula.
TRAVELING TO CROATIA
Traveling by plane is a convenient and comfortable way to visit Dubrovnik. Many European companies have regular flights to Zagreb and from there the Croatian national carrier, Croatia Airlines, provides regular flights to Dubrovnik. The airport is called Cilipi and it is located about 18 km from Dubrovnik center, and only 6km from Cavtat.
Flights and timetables
Croatia Airlines - Dubrovnik
Poslovnica Dubrovnik, Brsalje 9
tel: *385 20 413 777, 413 776, fax: +385 20 413 993,
working hours: 8 - 16 h, Saturday 9 - 12 h,
For reservations and booking call: +385 62 777 777
Croatia Airlines - Zagreb
Teslina 5, 10000 Zagreb
phone: +385 1 616 02 46, fax: +385 1 616 02 90
Berislaviceva 2, 10000 Zagreb
phone: +385 1 616 02 16, fax: +385 1 481 96 32
Information phone: +385 800 7777, +385 1 481 96 33
Reservation phone: +385 62 777 777, +385 1 487 27 27
Airport Zagreb phone: +385 1 456 21 82, +385 1 456 22 34, fax: +385 1 721 192
International Flights from/to Zagreb:
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich.
International Flights from/to Dubrovnik:
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Paris, Rome and Vienna.
Domestic Flights from/to Zagreb:
Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar
Another pleasant way of traveling to Dubrovnik is by sea. There are international and coastal ferry lines arriving and departing from Dubrovnik. Jadrolinija is the main Croatian passenger ferry company, with the highest number of regular international and domestic lines. The other Croatian shipping and freight agency is Jadroagent Ltd.
Obala S. Radica 40, Dubrovnik
Phone: 418 000, Pho/fax: 418 111
Obala S. Radica 40, Dubrovnik
Tel: 419 000, 419 009, Fax: 419 029, E-mail: email@example.com
More information can also be found on the pages of Port of Dubrovnik authority, Gruska obala 1, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Tel / Fax: +385 20 418 511
International ferry lines:
Zadar - Brbinj (Dugi otok) - Ancona;
Zadar - Ancona; Split - Ancona;
Split-Stari Grad (Hvar)-Korcula-Ancona;
Timetables for international ferry lines arriving and departing from Dubrovnik.
The rail network connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. There are direct trains to Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other countries. Indirect connections also exist, conecting Croatia to almost all other European countries. If you plan to travel by rail the best way is to arrive to Zagreb or Split and take the bus from there to Dubrovnik.
Information’s can be obtained at phone: 01 4573-253, 4573-238 or at the
Croatian Railroads official pages: http://www.hznet.hr/ENG/index.htm.
Eurocity and Intercity trains:
EC Mimara: Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
EC Agram: Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
IC Sava: Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Belgrade;
IC Croatia: Vienna - Maribor - Zagreb;
IC Kvarner: Budapest - Koprivnica - Zagreb - Rijeka.
The bus service offers cheaper alternative for travel across Croatia and to Dubrovnik. Throughout Dubrovnik region, even the smallest villages have some sort of bus connection. There are express buses which cover longer distances and are very comfortable. In almost every larger town, there is a bus station (Autobusna stanica or Autobusni kolodvor) where tickets are sold and timetables are clearly displayed.
In Dubrovnik the main bus terminal is located in Gru where both local and international coaches arrive.
DUBROVNIK MAIN BUS TERMINAL, Put Republike 19, phone: +385 20 357 088
ZAGREB MAIN BUS TERMINAL, http://www.akz.hr/
A wide variety of information for people traveling to Croatia was prepared by the Croatian National Tourist Board.