When the inhabitants fled from the Slavs they set up what is now Dubrovnik (a city state).
I take a quick peak in the modest St. Nicolas Church that sits on the harbour front. In fact, the whole town straddles the horseshoe shaped harbour which is surrounded by a ridge.
Cavtat bonus: we note the gelato is only 7 Kuna (10 Kuna in Dubrovnik). When I tell the young girl serving us I can't decide between two flavours she just wallops both flavours on top of the cone for the same price.
Croatia, I notice has some really nice features that we consistently come across wherever we travel:
-toothpicks in restaurants.
-built in seating everywhere (in walls, on walks, in towns, in harbours, in the middle of no where) all for free.
-stairs or ladders to the water for swimming (this is practically everywhere and Croatians take full advantage and swim anywhere).
-paper toilet seat covers
-bread and anything else that is brought to your table you can count on finding on your bill.
Time for a swim. We are catching what we think might be the end of the hot season in Croatia.
There is a proper beach east of the town but it is straddled by all sorts of big hotels. A short walk around the wooded peninsula from the town centre are rocks that we climb down on for a quiet swim.