Like so many Dalmatian cities, Cavtat began as a Greek settlement. Called Epidauros, it fell under Roman rule in 228 BC and later became a Roman colony. At the beginning of the 7th century, Avars and Slavs invaded Cavtat and destroyed the town. Refugees from the town formed another settlement – Dubrovnik. The he old town of Cavtat is the most southerly Croatian resort located around 20 km south of Dubrovnik city and only 6km from the airport. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town where the old town curves around a scenic harbour bordered by pebble beaches. Cavtat is a great place to base yourself in if you’re after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik without the hustle and bustle. It is very easy to travel from Cavtat to Dubrovnik by bus or indeed, by boat.