Zaton (Dubrovnik), Croatia - holiday information

Zaton Dubrovnik, Croatia- visitor information

Do not be confused by the name of this settlement, and its location. There are few places in Croatia that have the same name - Zaton. The word “zaton” is a synonym for sea cove, therefore it is not surprising that you come upon this name so often. There are several places on the Croatian coast with the same name: Zaton near Sibenik on the Sibenik Riviera, Zaton near Nin on the Zadar Riviera, Zaton Obrovački in the outskirts of Zadar, then Zaton Doli located above settlement Doli on the road from  Ston (by the Peljesac peninsula turn) to Dubrovnik, and this one, near Dubrovnik.
Zaton is located in the cove, bearing the same name, just 12 kilometers northwest of Dubrovnik and 33 kilometers from the airport. The settlement is divided into Veliki and Mali Zaton, between Orošac and Štikovica settlements. Due to the fact that Zaton is so close to Dubrovnik, during the Ragusa Republic, wealthy citizens from Dubrovnik built their summer houses and villas here. The remains of these buildings can be still seen today. Small number of inhabitants living here are engaged in viticulture, growing olives, fishing or working in tourism. The main reason why tourists choose this spot for their vacation is clear and clean sea, neatly kept beaches and a beautiful promenade. There are several bars and restaurants where you can taste the traditional delicacies or have a night out. You can find accommodation in some of the private rooms or apartments.

Zaton (Dubrovnik) – basic information

Zaton (Dubrovnik) – population: 858, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - day/ saint: saint : Sv. Stjepan, 03.08.

Distance from bigger centres

Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Makarska. 176km, Zaton (Dubrovnik)- Split: 247km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Pula: 722km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Rijeka: 626km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Zadar: 365km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Šibenik: 301km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Dubrovnik: 15km, Zaton (Dubrovnik) - Zagreb: 618km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, camps


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

self-service shops, bakery, post office, exchange office, taxi, souvenir shops

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, water sports, walking, jogging tracks

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias

Night life

musical evenings in the town

Additional offer

croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of folk entertainments

Zaton (Dubrovnik) – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for pilgrimage trip, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs

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