Hidden between Rat and Sustjepan peninsula, Cavtat is an ancient town with long history. It was settled as an roman colony under the name of Epidaurus, but under the invasion of Slavs in the area, its citizens flee to the nearby Laus Rave Ragusa, forming today's Dubrovnik. The sea around Cavtat is one of the most important in amphora findings in the Adriatic.
Connection with the nearby Dubrovnik and the influence it has had can best be seen in the architecture of Cavtat's buildings, like the Racic family mausoleum created exclusively from the white stone of Brac and bronze by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Other cultural values the city is proud of are the Sv. Nikola church pinakothek, Konvala museum and the Baltazar Bogisic collection.