The town of Cavtat is on the Adriatic coast, 15 kilometres south of Dubrovnik. The original city was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century but like most of the towns and cities in the area, was ruled by various empires/rulers over the centuries and also had several different names. The modern Croatian name for the city reveals its ancient origins and its link with Dubrovnik. Caveat is derived from Civets Vetus, that means old city in the Latin language.
When we first arrived in town, it was raining heavily. We actually waited in the car until the rain let up. The best plan seemed to be to stop for a coffee while waiting(hoping) for the rain to stop. We discovered that many people in town had the same idea- today Caveat is a popular tourist destination with many hotels and private homes that rent rooms and apartments. The seafront is filled with shops and restaurants. You can even take a ferry to Dubrovnik which would not have been too much fun in the rain.
It did stop raining so we were able to go and explore the town.
A view of the town and inner harbor. It sure was dreary out.
A cat we came across on our travels-there were many.
Some fishing nets.
Anna Lisa, another member of our group and I found a loupe trail that took us along the shore and back into town. There were lots of interesting trees along the path.
You can see that the weather was still looking pretty grim but the scenery along the shore trail was beautiful.
We were almost back to the town again when it started to rain.
After lunch, the weather cleared up and this time all five of us went for another walk on the loupe trail, starting from the opposite end.
Here is a photo of an old boat we came across.
Another old boat beside the water.
Finally some nicer weather.
You can see how clear the water was.
This is a photo of the trail we followed.
From the trail, there were a lot of cut offs to the beach.
People were finally able to get out and enjoy the day.
Another view of the town with the nicer weather.
An old boat in the harbour.
Some kids playing in the park.
Heading back to the car after a great day in Caveat.