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Cadmos Village

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Deep respect to nature and heritage are benchmarks of the Cadmos Village adventure park. It is the reason why we looked deeply into the past when creating its name. The highest peak of Dubrovnik-Neretva county, Mount Snježnica (1234 m), located just opposite the village, once held a Latin name Mons Cadmeus.The name also relates to an interesting love story from a Greek mythology between god Cadmos and beautiful goddess Harmony. Their love was so strong that Harmony, when gods turned Cadmos into a serpent, begged gods to do the same for her so they turned her into a serpent as well. Those were the motifs and an inspiration for the name of our adventure park.Cadmos Village is situated in picturesque Konavle region near the village of Komaji, hidden in unique oak woods. Set yourself for an unforgettable adventure and an experience which will excite all of your senses. Here you can find a beautiful tree terrace, 7 meters high, which provides stunning views of the Konavle valley.

You can also find our family owned restaurant with homemade specialties and excellent wines. We truly pride ourselves in respecting the heritage, which is evident from a beautifully preserved stone cross (dated between 12th and 15th century) located in the middle of the park, which was used for blessing the fields and field workers. It once again shows the importance of the valley giving life and precious food to entire region, the food we still enjoy here today.Cadmos Village adventure park features three levels and 4 zip-lines, fields for archery and paintball, giant swing, bicycle service and a first treehouse in Croatia. Our activities are suitable for families and children, as well as for mere adventure seekers.Founders of Cadmos Village are active members of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, so Cadmos Village also acts as a branch of CMRS for Konavle with all necessary technical rescuing equipment in case of an accident in Konavle region.It is no wonder then that our company organizes all activities and excursions according to highest standards of safety. The best professional equipment is provided and all the equipment is regularly checked and serviced because safety is our priority.

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Sustainable tourismOur respect to nature has encouraged us to use all the renewable energy sources and promote the importance and advantages of using them. We are very proud to say that the entire Cadmos Village (including restaurant and treehouse) relies on 12 solar panels and an individual system for the electric power from solar energy. Along with the individual photovoltaic system, we have also built a windmill with two panels capable of charging different electronic devices. We are completely dedicated to contributing the sustainable tourism and developing a green tourism brand.

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<strong>Goran Jerković</strong>1983, born and raised in Cavtat. His academic path and performance are worth noticing – graduating from a Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Manager in Opatija, then obtaining a certificate for the Manager of Travel Agency, followed by a certificate for Pedagogy and Psychology from the University of Zagreb and finally the certificate for the Account Manager at the University of Split.His professional career was mostly linked to hotel industry at different controlling and managerial positions, mostly in hotels in his hometown Cavtat (Iberostar group and Hotel Epidaurus).However, the turning point in his career was definitely the year 2009 when he became a member of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (professional, humanitarian and nonprofit association specialized for rescue in mountains, rocks and speleological objects). Given his previous academic achievements, Goran quickly finished numerous courses offered by the CMRS. It was not surprise that in 2014 he became the head of Dubrovnik region of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service.He climbed Mulhacen in Sierra Nevada (3848m), Toubkal on Atlas (4167m) during winter conditions, went in many caves up to 500 meters deep, and also hiked many mountains in Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. Goran is a great example of a young man dedicated to high academic and professional achievements, with an amazing quality of volunteering for the ones, most often, in real dangers.

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<strong>Zoran Ateljević</strong>1982, born and raised in Dubrovnik. Zoran’s academic background is twofold, holding a degree from Tourism and Travel Services Management and a degree in Public Relations from the Communication Department of the University of Dubrovnik.He started his professional development in a leading destination management company in the region, Gulliver Travel. His versatility has put him through different positions such as Corporate Communications, Marketing and Development Specialist and an Adventure Specialist and Product Manager.In 2003 Zoran became a member of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (professional, humanitarian and nonprofit association specialized for rescue in mountains, rocks and speleological objects). His background in tourism, which was then booming in the area, along with strong altruism, has led him to found the CMRS section for Dubrovnik region in order to increase the security standards.Over the years he has been developing his passion through completing various rescue trainings. Zoran thus became a swift water rescue instructor, dog rescue handler, cave rescue instructor assistant and a helicopter rescuer. All of his competencies served him well for eight years as a head of this department. Today, he still continues to selflessly contribute to this humanitarian organization.Zoran was a part of the expedition in South America, Cordillera Blanca, where he climbed three peeks – Mr Misti, Mt Corpuna and Mt Chachani in 2008. He was also a member of cave expedition in Luka’s pit (1431 m) in 2010.Zoran’s motto seems to be similar to the Olympics – citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger) as he constantly keeps on pushing the boundaries and setting the bar higher.

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