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Description

Konavle is the southernmost region of Croatia which covers the area of 209 sqm, with a population of 9,500 inhabitants living in 33 smaller and larger settlements. In the first half of the 15th century, when it was bought from Bosnian dignitaries in 1419 and 1426, Konavle came under the rule of the Republic of Ragusa. As such, it is a part of Croatia today. The Konavle region is very old – the available historical traces of life in Konavle go as far back as Palaeolithic and Neolithic times (over four thousand years BCE). We are able to track the concrete course of history in Konavle from the 5th and 4th century BCE onwards, when this area was populated by the Illyrian tribes of the Plereians and the Ardians, before the Romans subdued the Illyrians in the 2nd century BCE.

 

This tour introduces the ancient history of the Konavle countryside of Dubrovnik and its ancient tribes: the Illyrians and the Bogomils. On the Konavle archaeological tour you will explore a part of the rich cultural heritage found in this region: the Illyrian necropolises – stone clusters (stećak tombstones) found in the villages overlooking the valley, the Mithraeum shrine (in the village of Močići) dedicated to the ancient Persian god Mithras, whose cult was widespread in this region from the 2nd until the 4th century AD, and a stone pile – a prehistoric tumulus from the Bronze or the Iron Age in the village of Mikulići, where the main road passed, which was the primary communication route from the ancient Epidaurus (the town of Cavtat) to Rhizon (the town of Risan) in Montenegro.

 


Highlights

Price per person:

  • 1 – 2 (price per group) EUR 160
  • 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

 


Other info

Half day private tour, the trip include our English-speaking driver/guide, car transfers, also the entrance fees.