Konavle is actually a narrow field located between the Sniježnica mountain and the Adriatic Sea, spanning the area from the coastal town of Cavtat to the Montenegrin border at Prevlaka. Other than Cavtat, only the southernmost village of Molunat is located on the coast, while the other 30 villages are in the hinterland.
The Sniježnica peak at 1234 meters of altitude is the highest point of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and village of Kuna with its 700 m altitude is the highest village in the county. Although Gruda is the administrative center of the municipality, the largest settlement is Cavtat.Konavle’s long-lasting life of self-sufficiency was the cause of great inertness. Few processes were started in Konavle, but many came to an end there. Konavle in times of war differed tremendously from Konavle in times of peace. War brought about changes, and in peaceful times these processes were simply finalized and turned into inertia, conservatism, and resistance to any form of change. Due to this fact, Konavlians to this day have preserved their identity better than any other micro-unity in the Dubrovnik region; also due to this fact, however, Konavlians have done the least to influence the course of their own history.
The Konavle valley is a fascinating region in the hinterland of Dubrovnik. It is known for its traditional way of living, pure olive oil, honey, wines and sweet smelling herbs.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the old mills on the river Ljuta, wine cellars in Konavle and the southernmost fishery village of Croatia – Molunat.
On the way back we will stop in Cavtat – ancient Roman town, one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic coats. And finally, before ending we will make a stop at the Mount Srđ view point which offers a spectacular view upon the whole area including the Dubrovnik airport and surrounding islands.