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Go Local-Old Traditions in Cadmos & Ljuta Village

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Go Local-Old Traditions in Cadmos & Ljuta Village


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  • Snack

Watch local villagers demonstrate how flour was made centuries ago in a water-powered mill, how wool was processed and how bread was traditionally baked under an iron dome.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing and picturesque drive inland to the village of Ljuta. Little has changed in Ljuta over the centuries and following tradition is still cherished, especially in how food and other items are produced.

You will witness this reverence for traditional ways at a mill on the Ljuta River. Ljuta means “angry” in Croatian, a reference to the rapid flow of the water in the narrower stretches of the stream. These areas are ideal for water-powered mills, as you will see by watching grain ground between two grindstones during a demonstration of flour making.

Nearby, you will also see how wool was traditionally processed, another labor-intensive endeavor that shows how arduous life once was in Croatia. Linen mortar was used during the process to soften the wool for clothing.

Continuing on, you will soon arrive in Cadmos Village, an adventure park with a deep respect for nature and heritage. Located in an oak forest, this eco-oasis offers all sorts of recreational activities, including cooking classes that follow time-honored techniques.

In particular, you will see how bread is baked under a cast-iron dome covered with red-hot embers. The dome becomes an oven of sorts that bakes the bread perfectly. Following the demonstration, you will enjoy a Croatian snack.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking/standing; there will be some inclines and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. guests are recommended to bring a change of clothes and a towel and wear Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are also recommended.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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