Cavtat teeters between charming seaside town and swanky resort, without tipping too far in either direction. It’s on a peninsula wedged between two coves, where fishing boats share the shallows with yachts that are bigger than your average apartment. Pebble beaches and stone bathing platforms dress the waterfront, and pretty stone houses poke out from the tree-coated headland. Sunset’s quite a show from the restaurant-lined promenade, and a cluster of bars kick into gear after dark.
This dinky village is slipped into a brag-worthy spot next to the Adriatic Sea, wedged between a gin-clear bay and tree-speckled hills. So it comes as no surprise that Slano isn’t a stranger to compliments on its model-good looks. Plus, its secluded location means it’s still in touch with its traditional roots.