Zaton, Dubrovnik-Neretva County
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||20235 Zaton Veliki|
Zaton (Italian: Malfi) is a sea town in southern Croatia, located on the coast of the eponymous bay, 8 km northwest of Dubrovnik, next to the village of Orašac. Chief occupations aretourism, fishing farming, viticulture, olive growing.
Zaton is a tourist resort on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with 12 restaurants raising the dinning quality in this small area, watersport venues, and an uphill hiking path to the village of Podbrezje (4.5 km), on the way to the Mociljska stalactites' and stalagmites' Cave.
The Zaton bay is a picturesque 3 km long bay, located 10 km northwest from Dubrovnik, divided into Veliki and Mali Zaton. The settlements around it have local names: Zaton Veliki, Zaton Mali, Stikovica and Vrbica.
The Renaissance summer manors of former Dubrovnik aristocracy are historical sites which characterize Zaton bay as a Dubrovnik summer manor region. Noble families Gučetić, Menčetić, Sorkochevich, Saraka i Lukarevich have built their summer cottages around Zaton bay.
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