Peljesac and surroundings

Peljesac and surroundings

Pelješac is the largest Dalmatian peninsula, located in the southern part of the region, only fifty kilometers from Dubrovnik. The most populated place on Pelješac is Orebić, the town of captains.

The Pelješac peninsula has untouched nature, beautiful sandy beaches, clear sea and numerous olive groves and vineyards. Although Pelješac has a rich ancient history and maritime tradition, the first thing that comes to mind when we hear about Pelješac is wine.

It is also interesting for hiking and mountaineering trails, of which the most attractive is the climb to the top of Sveti Ilija, which is located at an altitude of 961 meters, and offers a beautiful view of the islands of Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet, Mount Biokovo and Neretva Valley.

For all lovers of active holidays, the destination Viganj is interesting, which is suitable for windsurfing due to the strong wind - the mistral.


The central settlement of Orebić developed in the 15th century and was named after the maritime trading family Orebić, which had its warehouses there.Already in the 17th century, Pelješac ships were an important part of the Dubrovnik merchant fleet. Shipowners' families are getting richer and investing in common ships.1865 the Pelješac Maritime Society (Associazione Marittima di Sabioncello) is founded. The society reached its peak in 1873. when there were 90 sailing ships with a total carrying capacity of 45000t with 2000 sailors of which 250 captains sailed all over the world seas.The company was liquidated in 1888, and the main reason is that the company did not notice the importance of reorientation to steamships, but adhered to traditional sailing ships. Today, Orebić is a modern tourist center. In addition to tourism, one of the most important economic branches in this area is olive growing and viticulture. In the municipality of Orebić there are two important wine-growing areas known for top wines - Dingac and Postup.


Korčula is called "Little Dubrovnik" because its medieval city walls and old stone houses are a real replica of the so-called 'pearl of the Adriatic'.

Korčula - a town on the island of the same name that you must visit if you are nearby. Of the rich history dating back to the Neolithic, we will only mention Marco Polo, the world's most famous traveler, and that should be enough to tickle your imagination and awaken your desire to explore this beautiful island.


Viganj is easiest to describe as a center of sports activities on Pelješac.

If you are interested in windsurfing then Viganj is the place for you. We can boast that back in 1989. Viganj hosted the World Cup in Windsurf, and in 1990. and the European Championship. With the great effort and enthusiasm of local surfers, Viganj also won the organization of the World Championships in Windsurf in 2013.

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