of Zaton (as seen from the north)
About 5 km down the road
from Dubrovnik towards Split is a small bay named Zaton.
It extends for about 5 km of coastal length and 2 km into the interior.
The small and idyllic Zaton ("the bay") lies before the gates of Dubrovnik protected in a calm Adria bay.
The individual local parts "Zaton Veliki" (large Zaton), "Zaton Mali" (small Zaton), "Stikovica" (our holiday house) and "Vrbica" spread from the coast into the adjacent hills.
Which advantages does this pretty place Zaton have?
For one it is a peaceful spot perfect for relaxing. And it's only a short drive away from the cultural, culinary and touristic highlights of vibrant Dubrovnik.
The bay Zaton (as seen from the south)
Additionally one can eat
inexpensively in local restaurants such as "Kasar", "Kod
Dva Bora", "Bistro Zaton ",
"Ankora "or "Babylon ".
In direct proximity of our holiday home is the restaurant "Orsan", renowned for its fish specialities, arguably the finest in Croatia.
Zaton is an ideal place to set out for the investigation of Dubrovnik, southern Dalmatia, the "Neretva delta", the picturesque peninsula of Peljesac with the small historical town of "Ston" (with an excellent fish restaurant at the port of "Mali Ston") and the hinterland of the Herzegovina with the old town of Mostar.
You can visit pine-woods in the bay of Zaton, particularly in the bay protecting the peninsula "Bat" from Zaton Veliki.
On the surrounding mountains grows typical mediterranean vegetation with many herbs, like rosemary, sage, mountain mint and cyclame. Zaton has gravel beaches, one of which one is in direct proximity of the house (please see pictures of the beach).
Nude bathing is also possible at the rocks of the peninsula "Bat".
In the direct neighbourhood, attainable on foot (about 5 min.) one finds a cafe, a pub "Konoba Gusar" and a Pizzeria.
All restaurants and cafes are seasonally open (from about. 01.April to about. 01.November).
About 20 walking minutes from our holiday home you can find a small shop and a butcher.
In Zaton there are plenty of possibilities for recovery and beautiful walks, either on the promenade (about 3 km) or in the pine-woods.
And here are many pictures about surroundings to your stay in the bay Zaton better to present