The island of Pelješac is the second biggest peninsula on the Dalmatian Adriatic coast in the south of Croatia and is accessible by ferry from Ploce.
Pelješac is known for its shingle and sand beaches and its isolated bays which are only accessible by boat or all-terrain vehicle. The picturesque peninsula is home to craggy hills, fertile valleys, cypress forests, pine trees and Alpine vegetation. The island is very fertile: cultivated olive groves and vineyards and fruits such as figs, almonds, oranges, pomegranates and mandarins. There are lots of neighbouring islands of all sizes which you can visit by boat (taxi boat and ferry). There are ferry links available to/from Ploce - Trpanj, Korcula - Orebic and the island of Mljet - Trstenik.
the population on the peninsula are primarily employed in winegrowing, olive farming, fishing and tourism. Fish, mussels, wine and olive oil are also available to sample.
Traditional Dalmatian desserts
Rozata, Hruštule and doughnuts
sampling these famous high-quality wines is a must. Red wines: Plavac Mali, Dingac and Postup. White wines: Grk, Pošip and Maraština.
Towns and Places
Orebic – with a beach promenade, boat harbour, shops and natural beaches. Numerous festivals are organised over summer such as the folklore evenings, Pelješac sail night and various concerts. The neighbouring peninsula of Korcula is the birthplace of the great traveller Marco Polo and offers a charming old town with some small charming craft shops and some great value quality restaurants along the pier walls. Bigger towns rich in tourist attractions include Ston, Brijesta, Trpanj, Viganj and Orebic.
Ston – a small town at the start of the Peljesac peninsula. It is also known as the ‘salt town’ and is home to the longest wall in Europe (5.5 km) with 40 towers and 5 forts. Gudnja cave – a pre-historic site above Ston with views of the southern Adriatic and its hinterland. Trpanj – a delightful small town in the north-west. Concerts, night-fishing, show programmes, donkey racing and other festivals are organised on the promenade in summer. The Gradina fortress was built to protect the region’s seafaring.
sailing, surfing, kiting, diving, hiking and yclin
national park on the island of Mljet, Neretva delta (250 species of marsh birds) or Dubrovnik Nightlife: pleasant evenings with Dalmatian singing, wine and local specialities or folk festivals with traditional treats.
Mediterranean climate, average air temperature of 7 °C in January and 26 °C in July.
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