"Agritourism of Konavle" is the Association responsible for all activities related to the development of rural tourism in Konavle and has over one hundred members who bring together the entire offer of rural tourism in Konavle. All activities based on previous good practice and cooperation, the Association "Agritourism of Konavle" carries out with relevant institutions in the Republic of Croatia or its partners.

The development and promotion of rural tourism in Konavle, the south region of Croatia, give a great encouragement to positive economic, social and landscape processes.


Vision

To become a leading Croatian destination in rural tourism together with Istria and Baranja.

Vision of Konavle as a destination of excellence in rural tourism completely fits into the rural Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia, especially in the part that anticipates maintaining a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social stability of rural communities, and additionally in regard to the resources that Konavle as a region owns in relation to the other rural areas of Croatia.

The Study of Tourist Development of Dubrovnik-Neretva County Konavle region is also marked as a country area that is an elite destination of rural tourism.


Membership

Association "Agritourism of Konavle" gathers agritourisms of Konavle region and the complete offer of rural tourism in Konavle, but also producers of traditional and indigenous agricultural products, as well as individuals and crafts that preserve traditional arts and crafts of Konavle.

Structurally, the Association "Agrotourism of Konavle" brings together owners of rural houses and accommodation in this rural area, taverns located in the traditional Konavle facilities and the adventurous offer such as horseback riding, ATV safari or jeep safari in nature, bike trails, hiking, walking trails etc.

Members of the association are also renowned winemakers in Konavle because Konavle region is known for its vineyards and fine wines. Some wines of the region are leading indigenous varieties that often receive international awards. Olive oil producers are also known for winning awards for their extra virgin olive oil. People in Konavle make dried figs, cheese and honey, traditional desserts and sweet products and a whole range of traditional genuine products of the Konavle region.

From traditional arts and crafts in Konavle there are saddle makers, folk costumes' makers, makers of traditional souvenirs of Konavle, blacksmiths, sculptors, painters etc.


Programme

Association "Agritourism of Konavle" has previously pointed to a series of actions and activities on the development of rural tourism, as well as organizations, traditional event "Scents of Christmas" in Konavle, organization of training courses for (potential) entrepreneurs in rural tourism, participation and representation of Konavle at tourist fairs, cooperation with relevant institutions in a number of important projects for the development of rural tourism, cooperation with Croatian and foreign representatives of rural tourism regions or the entire spectrum of activities aimed to continue the promotion and development of rural tourism of Konavle region.

In the forthcoming period, it is planned a more comprehensive and intensive work on the development and promotion of rural tourism in Konavle. This primarily involves the further development, promotion and branding traditional products of Konavle, such as wine, cheese, honey, traditional smoked ham, olive oil, figs and traditional genuine sweets and cakes, souvenirs and more. Additionally it includes development of tourist and travel offer of rural family farms, primarily by further development of accommodation in rural surroundings and their standardization and organization of integrated offer and sales.


Acknowledgements

For organization of the third event in rural tourism "Scents of Christmas" in Konavle , the Association "Agritourism of Konavle" was awarded the Golden Charter Award Sunflower of Croatian Rural Tourism by the Consortium Ruralis and the Club of members Village. In this way the event "Scents of Christmas in Konavle" was declared the best manifestation of rural tourism in Croatia.

The Association "Agritourism of Konavle" and a travel agency Gulliver Travel have been awarded a crystal statue of "Simply the Best" for the programme "Through the Vineyards of Konavle by Train" by UHPA - the umbrella Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and a leading travel magazine 'Way to Croatia'. This valuable award the Association "Agritourism of Konavle" and Gulliver Travel agency earned in the category of rural tourism of Croatia.


Specifications

Identification number 2687305
PIN 58312465633
Bank account Hrvatska poštanska banka, 2390001-1100395645
Address Agroturizam Konavle
Gruda bb, 20215 Gruda
Contact +385(0)95 1246 333
E-mail