Dubrovnik meets Tuscany! The Konavle Region is just south of Dubrovnik Airport so easily accessible. It is the old agricultural area of the Dubrovnik Riviera (think wine & olives!) – a traditionally very rich area of Dubrovnik and many old families still have old family houses here. It is fast becoming the “gastro-agro-tourism” part of the coast boasting some of the best domestic restaurants in the area. Definitely worth a visit.
It also has plenty of folk events and activities going on – horse riding, off-roading etc. Just 10km to the south is a pebble beach at Molunat and gorgeous Cavtat is also nearby at 15 minutes drive and Mlini is around 25 minutes drive. Dubrovnik is around 30 minutes drive. In Konavle itself, the village of Gruda has several local shops and bars; a good restaurant serving traditional food is nearby called Koraceva Kuca, which is getting rave reviews from Dubrovnik ‘foodies’! The most southern point in Croatia is nearby and you are also very close to the Montenegrin border here – why not check it out on a day trip?
Photo 2 © Restaurant Dalmatino
Photos 4-7 © Restaurant Konavoski Dvori
Photos 8-18 © Konavle Tourist Board