South of Dubrovnik, in a deep sheltered bay lies Cavtat, a small town of luxury hotels, modern villas and holiday homes, where beautiful beaches are intertwined with a rich architectural heritage. Guests from all over the world are welcomed by friendly hosts, who have preserved their traditional way of life until today and who are more than willing to bring it closer to their guests. According to legends, it was the inhabitants of Cavtat, fleeing from the Avars and Slavs, who founded the city of Dubrovnik in the 7th century. The rich history of Cavtat is testified by the remains of ancient buildings, the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan monastery with the Church of Our Lady of Cavtat, numerous Renaissance palaces, manors and summer houses. Cavtat is the birthplace of Vlaho Bukovac, Croatia’s most famous painter, and it is here you can see some of his most esteemed works. Do not miss to visit the valuable Bogišić collection and the Pinacotheca of the Church of St. Nicholas.