As Cavtat is in very close proximity with Dubrovnik and both are in the same region, they also share the same myths and legends.
Benedictian monks from the monastery on Locrum island are believed to have cursed the island for it to never be some one’s, after their monastery seemed as an extra feature on Locrum when Napoleon got his hands on it. And it worked, private ownership never happened to be long in any hands. Nowadays it is owned by the government.
The ancient island legend tells a story of Odysseus who was the only survivor of a shipwreck near Mljet, on the cliff Ogiran. Odysseus then swam to a cave now known as Odysseus’s cave. He found shelter there. In the other, bigger, cave of the island, the nymph Calypso resided. After Odysseus swam across the Mljet canal a storm washed him onto the shore. The ruler of the island, Calypso, ordered the people who found him to bring him to her cave. She then helped Odysseus but refused at the same time to allow him to leave the island. Nevertheless, the great warrior succumbed to the charms of the nymph on the island. Out of this affair, twins were born: Nausithous and Nausinous.