The charming town of Cavtat

Kotor, Montenegro | Karoliina Kazi

Hi everyone! This week has been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to blog as much I would like to. But I have one last post from Croatia and here it comes!

On our last day in Montenegro we wanted to choose a different route for our return to Dubrovnik airport, and since our flight wasn’t till late evening, we had the entire day for some fun exploring. We studied our maps (and apps) and decided on a route through Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Navigator, the journey time was about 3 hours, but obviously, it took us longer since we stopped in a couple of lovely, small towns along the way.

The offline app deserves a special mention, it worked like a dream and made our journey stress free. Thank you for the tip Milica!

I probably forgot to mention that on our way to Montenegro we drove along the absolutely stunning Bay of Kotor and saw the historic town of Kotor. Below are a couple of snaps from there 🙂

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But let’s come back on the return journey… the drive was pleasant and the scenery incredible. There wasn’t much queuing at the border control points and we all got stamps for our passports.

The first town we stopped at was called Niksic in Montenegro – we walked around a little, had ice creams and coffee before hitting the road again. After about an hour of driving, we stopped again, this time in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We strolled through a fruit market and had a light bite.

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We had spotted a lovely restaurant in Cavtat one evening and decided to drive there for our last supper. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town, part of the Dubrovnik Riviera and it is a fantastic place to base yourself in if you’re after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik but don’t want the hustle and bustle. It is located only twenty kilometres south of Dubrovnik, and five kilometres from the airport – very easy to travel between the two by car or by boat.

Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Mediterranean vegetation covers the town, and the sea sparkles in different shades of turquoise.

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Local kids playing water polo in the sea.

Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

We sat down at Leut and toasted the wonderful holiday week. Leut is a family run restaurant with a pleasant terrace overlooking the marina. The restaurant combines excellent food and wine, unbeatable service and sitting in shade with a sea breeze is just want we wanted after a long drive.

Restaurant Leut, Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Amuse bouche arrived unexpectedly with a basket of bread with tuna paté and sardines and prawn in lemon and olive oil. Delicious!

Restaurant Leut, Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina KaziRestaurant Leut, Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

We tucked into our carpaccio sharing feast. Melt in your mouth beef carpaccio with parmesan and capers and tuna carpaccio with almonds.

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Cream risotto.

Restaurant Leut, Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Tender tuna steak with spinach and potatoes.

Restaurant Leut, Cavtat, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Prosciutto and truffle risotto.

Restaurant LEUT

Trumbićeva 11, 20210 Cavtat, Croatia  |  00.385.20.478.477  |  website

Perfect end to a dreamy week – thank you, Mum and Dad, for this amazing holiday!

Read more stories from Croatia, here.


  1. 14th July 2016 / 6:17 am

    Lovely photos, as usual! In the photo of the clock tower, what’s the significance of the two different times, four hours apart?

      14th July 2016 / 11:11 am

      Hi Sue! Thank you. Thats a very good question, I was trying to find out some information online but could not find anything.. Some people on tripadvisor said the clock is broken, but Im thinking there might be real reason for it.

      • 14th July 2016 / 5:55 pm

        Thanks for trying to learn its secret, Karoliina. I think I’ll imagine one of the faces represents local time and the other is the time where the love of the clock keeper’s life, who broke his heart long, long ago, lives in a far off land. 🙂

          14th July 2016 / 9:21 pm

          That’s exactly what it must be 🙂

  2. 15th October 2016 / 12:47 pm

    My goodness your photos are amazing and make me want to space travel so I can go there right now! Thanks for sharing your journey! #keeptraveling

  3. Jasmin N
    15th October 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Näyttää niin ihanalta! Vautsi!
    Toi appi tulee kyllä ehottomasti käyttöön kun seuraavan kerran reissuun on lähtö:-)

    ~ Jasmin N

  4. 15th October 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Such a beautiful town ! Will check the app out.That creamy rissotto is making me hungry.

  5. 15th October 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Looks like a beautiful town! Especially like the view with the mountains and the river!

  6. helenevlacho
    15th October 2016 / 11:46 pm

    So many beautiful pictures! The town look fantastic and the food so delicious. I want to visit Croatia, i hope very soon, as next summer. Helene.

    • 16th October 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Croatia has many beautiful parts to it – I’m sure you’ll enjoy it when you go.

  7. 16th October 2016 / 1:10 am

    Amazing pics! This looks like a lovely place to visit. The food makes me hungry. My fave is their bread, I love pastries

  8. 16th October 2016 / 8:23 am

    Amazing pics! Cavtat is so beautiful, we spent there our last evening before leaving from Dubrovnik airport as well 🙂 And I really love the whole coast of Croatia, so beautiful 🙂

    • 16th October 2016 / 5:17 pm

      The location is perfect, so close to the airport but far enough so there is no noise from it. Thanks!

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