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Zaton, Dubrovnik-Neretva County

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 are tourism, fishing farming, viticulture, and olive growing.[1]

Zaton is located in Croatia
Location of Zaton within Croatia
Coordinates: 42°41′27″N 18°02′23″E / 42.69083°N 18.03972°E / 42.69083; 18.03972
CountyDubrovnik-Neretva County
MunicipalityDubrovačko primorje
Population (2001)
 • Total858
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code20235 Zaton Veliki
Zaton bay

Zaton is a tourist resort on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with 12 restaurants raising the dining 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 stalactite and stalagmite cave.

Zaton bayEdit

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 and Lukarevich have built their summer cottages around Zaton bay.[2]

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