Konavle archaeological tour
Konavle, the most southern Croatian region, covers an area of 209 km2, on which there 9500 inhabitants live in 33 smaller and larger settlements. This area has been in possession of the Dubrovnik Republic since the first half of the 15th century, when it was bought from Bosnian dignitaries in 1419 and 1426. As such, it is a part of Croatia. Konavle region is very old, available historical traces are told about the life in this region even from Paleolithic and Neolithic times (over four thousand years before the Common Era). We can track the concrete course of the history in Konavle from the fifth and fourth century before the Common Era on, when this area was populated by the Illyrian tribes of the Plereians and the Ardians, while the Romans submitted the Illyrians in the second century before the Common Era.
This tour introduces the ancient history of Dubrovnik countryside Konavle and its ancient tribes: Illyrians and Bogumils. On Konavle archeological tour you will explore part of the rich cultural heritage found in this region: the Illyrian necropolises – stone clusters (stecak tombstones) in villages above the valley, a Mithraeum shrine (in village Mocici) dedicated to ancient Persian God Mithras whose cult was widespread in this region from 2nd until the 4th century A.D. and stone pile – a prehistoric tumul from Bronze or Iron Age in village Mikulici where passed main road, main communication route from Antic Epidaur (town Cavtat) to Rizon (town Risan ) in Montenegro.
Price per person:
- 1 – 3 EUR 80,00 per person
- 4 – 8 EUR 70,00
- 9 + EUR 60.00 per person
- Optional lunch in traditional restaurant EUR 25.00 per person
Half day private tour, the trip include our English-speaking driver/guide, car transfers, also the entrance fees.