History Cavtat - Historical and Cultural Information About Cavtat
Like many Dalmatian towns, Cavtat began as a Greek settlement. Called Epidauros, it fell under Roman rule in 228 BC and later became a Roman colony. At the beginning of the 7th century, Avars and Slavs invaded Cavtat and destroyed the town. Refugees from the town formed another settlement - Dubrovnik. In the Middle Ages, Cavtat was a part of Dubrovnik and called Astarea but it was lost in 1302. Rich Dubrovnik finally managed to buy back its lost territory in 1426 and from then it became a part of Dubrovnik's history.