Konavle, the southernmost region of Croatia, derives its name from CANALIS (latin for canals, i.e. irrigation). Romans built them to bring water to Cavtat from Vodovađa. The canal's remains can still be seen.
Cavtat is the administrative center of the Konavle municipality.
A nature's paradise, the whole region - starting from the slopes of the mount Sniježnica and stretching all the way down to the rugged rocks overlooking Adriatic - is rich in evergreens and Mediterranean vegetation.
The sea is accessible at the several chosen spots.
Some two dozen communities exist in Konavle today settled on the lands between Duboka Ljuta (roughly midway between Cavtat and Dubrovnik) and Ponta Oštra (Prevlaka point): Cavtat, Zvekovica, Močići, Čilipi, Komaji, Uskoplje, Gabrile, Stravča, Jasenica, Šilješki, Brotnice, Duba, Kuna, Drvenik, Mihanići, Pridvorje, Lovorno, Ljuta, Popovići, Radovčići, Gruda, Zastolje, Dunave, Dubravka, Vodovađa, Palje Brdo, Poljice, Pločice, Mikulići, Durinić, Molunat, and Vitaljina.
They share most all the folklore but, interestingly, each one has its own patron saint.