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Once in a lifetime experience – See how the silk is made in traditional way (5 Hours)

Leonidas Travel Ltd. - Croatia

Cavtat, Croatia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 23 May 2019

Once in a lifetime experience – See how the silk is made in traditional way (5 Hours )

Cavtat, Croatia

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



10:00AM You will meet Your professional personal driver at the lobby of Your Hotel for this unique experience. Today You will visit beautiful town of Cavtat, Vlaho Bukovac Gallery, Sokol fortress and You will enjoy in demonstration of how silk is made in traditional way with a local women dressed in old robes of the region.

Your tour today will start with a transfer to Cavtat. There You will have some free time for walking around in this beautiful town. Tickets to Vlaho Bukovac Gallery are included. After the leisure walk and a visit to the Gallery Your driver will transfer You to the Sokol Fortress, the imposing fort built at the foot of the stone cliffs that rises above the Dunave in Konavle.

After the visit to the fortress You will continue on to a little village where You will meet a wonderful person who does her best to save the heritage in Tailoring and Silk making of Dubrovnik. She will explain and show to You the traditional way of how silk is made from silkworms by hand.

The women of Konavle made their living in a tumultuous border region, where flashing gold or silver was an invite for thieves. Hence, they decorated the areas where you’d typically find jewelry – the neckline and wrists - with silk embroidery. Apart from adding a touch of beauty to the traditional costume, more importantly, these designs communicated the woman’s social status to the rest of the world, thus preventing potentially uncomfortable social encounters. In a region always surrounded by armies or bandits, peace was an everyday focus. You will visit a traditional Konavle house, today an art studio of the academic painter Antonija Ruskovic, known for working tirelessly to preserve this tradition in the face of globalization. Over some herbal tea and local sweets, learn about the region’s history and the making of silk at home, just like every Konavle woman did over centuries.

This intimate insight into the Konavle traditions might just be one the most special treats in this region. Nothing you have seen so far, like the mass production in China or other countries, can substitute for this very personal, inspiring experience in a private home amid Konavle valley.

About Us

For us at Leonidas Travel, it’s all about the people. About those personal connections between travelers and Croatian villagers who still make traditional Pag lace and fine silk by hand, winemakers in their family-tended vineyards, and well-known chefs who open their homes for a private cooking lesson. Leonidas’ vibrant team can unlock hidden doors and meet the highest expectations, carefully selecting the best of the best in local guides, chauffeurs, and skippers for private yacht charters to explore some the 1,200 islands that lie along Croatia’s coast.

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By: Ron & Carol

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2018

Thanks to our Travel Advisor, Cate Caruso, we had the pleasure of working with an amazing team at Leonidas Travel Ltd. during our trip to Montenegro and Croatia in April/May 2018. Every personal driver, guide, and skipper was beyond friendly, knowledgeable, and very customer oriented. Throughout our stay we were well cared for - and we learned so much about the beautiful places we visited. The hand offs from one locale to the next were seamless - and recommendations were perfect. We highly recommend Leonidas Travel - and are so very thankful to Cate for partnering with such a wonderful and caring team of people!!
Travel Advisor:  Cate Caruso
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By: AETew

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Leonidas Travel worked effortlessly with our travel agent to help plan the most incredible honeymoon for me and my husband. I knew very little about Croatia before we decided to honeymoon there and now I am telling everyone it should be on the shortlist of "places to visit" for everyone... and I think Leonidas is to thank in large part. They helped put together a itinerary full of unique and educational culinary experiences and awe inspiring excursions. Every person we came into contact through via Leonidas, from hotel staff to tour providers to transportation and everything in between. Our entire trip was well planned, executed and communicated. It made our experience extremely enjoyable and we always felt well taken care of
Travel Advisor:  Aimee Leon
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By: Donna

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

We had a terrific experience with Leonidas. They worked with us along with our Calgary travel agent and they were excellent. We had one hiccup on our trip and the team went over the top to have things sorted very very quickly and brilliantly. The service was excellent as were recommendations for tours, dining experiences and accomodations. Someone from the team is immediate to respond to emails or calls during the course of the vacation. Would use them again in an instant!!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Paterson
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By: Tom

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

All arrangements worked out perfectly including transfers, itinerary, guides, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp
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