Southern Dalmatia is the area from the Baćinska jezera located in the northwest, across the Neretva valley to the town of Cavtat and Konavle in southeastern Croatia. This area makes the smallest and the most southern part of the Croatian coast. In the southern Dalmatia the city of Dubrovnik which is the pearl of the Croatian Adriatic stands out. It is important to note that Dubrovnik is on the UNESCO world heritage list, due to its 1436 protected buildings. Dubrovnik has many old churches, palaces and cultural monuments but it also has Stradun, the most famous boulevard in this city. In addition to Dubrovnik in South Dalmatia is significant also Peljesac architecture. Also important are the walls of Ston that connect Mali Ston and Ston, and these are the walls built in order to separate peninsula from the mainland and to protect it. Ston has its own salt works dating back to the time of the Dubrovnik Republic.Ston restaurants every year enchant tourists thanks to the many specialties of shellfish. In this part of Dalmatia are also located the islands of Korcula, Lastovo and the Elaphite Islands group, which is located in front of Dubrovnik. We must not forget the island of Mljet and homonymous National park. Korcula is known for its knightly games and delicious wines of Korcula and Lastovo. Particular emphasis is placed at the town of Cavtat, which is located on the western shores of Konavle,and which thanks to its natural beauty and gastronomic offer became in a short time a popular tourist destination. In this town is located a house of Vlaho Bukovac, a famous artist. Cavtat has rich history. In the 3rd century the Romans founded the colony of Epidaurus, which was located in the area of the present town of Cavtat. It is significant that Cavtat 1426 redeemed from the Dubrovnik Republic, and in that time it became a very important center of social life. Southern Dalmatia is adorned by the Peljesac peninsula, which is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, and due to the combination of new and old time signs visitors feel like they are in paradise.