Konavle is a place in the south of Croatia and it is the most southern part of Dubrovnik Riviera. Konavle is separated from the sea by a chain of lower hills.There are 30 villages and the largest villages are Cilipi and Gruda.
The name Konavle derives from the Latin word “canale”, “canalis”.In the local dialect “konali”, “kanali”, what is connected with the viaduct, which, in the times of the Romans carried water from Vodovađa to Epidaurum- today’s Cavtat.
- Konavle is a region with particular natural beauties and contrasts: mountain and valley, green hills and naked stone, the blue and the green. Konavle will fascinate everyone by the mountains in the North, bordered by the Adriatic Sea in the South.
There is a rural architecture, numerous monuments of the thousand-year-old history of this area. The tradition is kept through folklore, the distinctive traditional costumes of Konavle and the Konavle`s embroidery. In Konavle, you can find the harmony of life and the nature and Konavle will stay in your memory as the unique and recognisable experience.
Although Konavle is a relatively small area, we distinguish three different parts in Konavle: the rocky coast, the central part – the field and the mountain region. The northern mountain part is dominated by the mountain massif of Sniježnica /1234 m/ and Bjelotina. The fertile Konavle field represents the central part of Konavle and there is the Bay of Župa with its beautiful coves and peninsulas. Almost one third of the area of Konavle is covered with forests: macchias, pines and cypresses predominate, you can also find oak forests.
The climate in Konavle is the Mediterranean: mild winters, dry and hot summers, the winds are jugo, bora and the mistral. The agricultural cultures are the wine-growing and the olive but you can find the other fruit and garden cultures.
Konavle is for people who like peace, nature and vacation without stress.
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Sports & natureAlthough Konavle is a relatively small area, we distinguish three different parts in Konavle: the rocky coast, the central part – the field and the mountain region. The agricultural cultures are the wine-growing and the olive. You can enjoy in cycling, walking...
Nightlife infoThere is a rustic restaurant, Konavoski Dvori.
Culture and history infoSpend a Sunday morning in the village of Čilipi where traditional folk dances are held every week. When you come, you will have a welcome with dry figs and herb brandy. In the village of Pridvorje is a Ducal palace that recalls the days when wealthy Dubrovnik residents built villas in the region. In the hamlet of Mocici is an ancient temple complex and it dates of Illyrians.
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