History is not only about events and years but also about the fascinating tales from the lives of individuals who experienced those times. Such stories entertain and educate, and make us laugh and cry, but they can also inspire and enrich us.

Did you know that Cavtat was a part of the famous Dubrovnik Republic for centuries? In this small yet exceptional state lived individuals whose biographies would make for the most thrilling movie scripts.

Join Vedran Mezei, tour guide and author of the historical novel The Third Key for an engaging and entertaining journey through local history.

At the "Inspiring Lives - Everlasting Legends" storytelling experience, learn about Dubrovnik’s greatest philanthropist whose journey from poverty to affluence began thanks to an ordinary lizard. Discover why one girl chose death over returning to her lustful master, and how another one challenged societal norms with her beauty and intelligence. Find out why to this day a street in Dubrovnik remains named after a cold-blooded murderer who had been sentenced to life imprisonment.



The garden in front of the Hotel Croatia, overlooking Cavtat. In case of bad weather, the event will take place in Hotel Croatia (ask at reception).


Every Friday at 6:30 pm. (6 pm April, October)


1 hour

Dress code

You are welcome to attend whether you are returning from the beach or heading out to dinner. A good mood and curiosity are mandatory.

The event is free and conducted in English. No prior registration is required.