Konavle Step by Step 30 March 2012
On the way to Konavle it is almost obligatory to make a short stop just above Dubrovnik to enjoy the spectacular panorama of the old town – probably the most photographed place in the whole of Croatia. In the morning glow Dubrovnik looks really incredible from this spot. After only a few moments you will understand G.B. Shaw calling Dubrovnik “’paradise on earth“’. Soon afterwards we will reach Konavle region, there to turn off from the main road and find ourselves in a completely different world. Small villages with stone houses replace glorious Dubrovnik, and delicious ham is dried in “kaminatas“, the huge local chimneys. Continuing further south, relax more and more in a region which has not changed in ages. Visit Mr. Ivo and his family in their old mill, listen to their story, and eat a snack prepared by his wife and daughter. Konavle is known for its ethnic museum, where an exhibition of traditional dresses is a must on our tour. Also recommended is the small museum housed within a local dwelling, where objects in daily use are on display; it is easy to visualise the everyday life of local people. On our return we will visit a soap factory in Cavtat. Their cosmetics are entirely natural, and handmade to their own recipes. All soaps are olive oil based, blended with goat milk, and enriched with almond oil, ground almonds, honey, beeswax and essential oils of herbs. The soaps are crafted in small batches using the traditional cold process, thereby allowing the ingredients to retain their distinctive properties. Come with us, and indulge yourself in lemon, lavender and orange scents.
Included in price:
- Entrance to the old mill
- Entrance fee to the museum