OREBIC - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Orebic

Orebic is the principal town on the Peljesac Peninsula and is famous for the fine "Captains Houses" from the 18th and 19th century that line the sea frontage. The town in an important tourist centre with many restaurants, bars and cafes and a delightful pebble beach running the length of the sea frontage.


View from above Orebic towards Korcula
View from above Orebic towards Korcula

For information on Orebic refer to guide books or the Peljesac website.


Orebic is also the ferry port for crossing to the island of Korcula.


The Peljesac peninsula

The Peljesac peninsula, some 65km long is only 6km across at its widest point. It joins the main land at Ston and run parallel to the main Dalmatian coast. The peninsula is characterised by a rugged natural beauty. Mountains of over 900 metres height run down the spine of the peninsula and the coastline is indented with many natural bays and harbours. The principal town on the Peninsula is Orebic. The peninsula has some of the nicest beached in Croatia, both sand and shingle and many that are in quiet and picturesque bays. Trpanj is a pretty harbour town with a delightful beach, linked by ferry to the mainland at Ploce. Trstenik and Zuljana are amongst the prettiest beach front villages that you will find in Croatia.


The historic towns of Ston and Mali Ston, with their massive fortifications, have guarded the entrance to the Peninsula since the 14th century. Today they are also famed for their excellent restaurants and locally harvested oysters.


Local wines from the Peljesac peninsular are considered to be amongst Croatia's finest. Notable are the red wines. Dingac is most highly regarded but we would also recommend trying Postup and Plavac. There are several wineries located in the village of Potomje on the road running up the centre of the peninsular. It is possible to taste wine and buy directly from the wineries.


View to Trestenik
View to Trestenik
Peljesac Wines
Peljesac Wines
Zuljana Beach
Zuljana Beach

Ston and Mali Ston

The picturesque town of Ston with its small sister town of Mali Ston are picturesque fortified medieval towns standing either end of the narrow isthmus that joins the Peljesac peninsula to the mainland. Rich in history they are places of culinary excellence and several renowned seafood restaurants are there. Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia. Dubrovnik is within 40 minutes drive down the spectacular coast road.


Ston town and salt pans
Ston town and salt pans
Nearby Prapratno beach
Nearby Prapratno beach
Cafes in Ston
Cafes in Ston
Ston
Ston
Fishing boat at Broce
Fishing boat at Broce

The Dubrovnik Republic acquired control over Peljesac in 1333 and proceeded to construct massive fortifications in the form of a 5.5 kilometre wall spanning the isthmus and circling the towns of Ston and Mali Ston that stood on the coast at either end of the wall. The wall was built between 1336 and 1358 and is considered to be the longest defensive wall in Europe. Above Mali Ston and forming part of the town's fortification stands the impressive five-towered castle, Koruna. Mali Ston itself is laid out in terraces rising up the hillside and overlooking the sheltered harbour with its landmark circular Toljevac Tower built in 1478. Just across the isthmus lies Ston, laid out to a grid plan in the 14th century, the town is reminiscent of Dubrovnik and contains some fine public buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The ancient wall has been restored and is open to the public. The walk from Ston to Mali Ston provides wonderful views of the coastline and towns below. The saltpans at ston, still operating today are estimated to have generated two thirds of the Dubrovnik Republic's revenue in the 14th century. Nearby the small community of Broce, reached by a causeway running beside the Ston channel, was established in 1349 and has historic buildings and a delightful beach.


Mali Ston harbour
Mali Ston harbour
Mali Ston Beach
Mali Ston Beach
Mali Ston and castle
Mali Ston and castle

Eating out

Ston and Mali ston are places of culinary excellence. There are renowned seafood restaurants, notably Bota Sare (occupying and old salt warehouse) and Kapetanova Kuca (Captain's House), on the seafront of Mali Ston. The town is famous for its oysters harvested from the local oyster beds. You can sample the excellent local white wine, Posip, and two great reds: Dingac and Postup.


Beaches

There are beaches at Mali Ston and Broce and Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia.. The Peljesac peninsula contains some of the very best beaches that can be found on the Adriatic. A 30 minute drive up the peninsula will take you to the delightful village of Zuljana. The village houses front a small harbour and sandy beach which offers excellent swimming against a spectacular backdrop of woodland and mountains.


Korcula Town
Korcula Town

Korcula

The island of Korcula can be reached by both car and passenger ferries run from Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula to the town of Korcula at the south east end of the island. Korcula Town, considered to be the birth place of Marco Polo, is a beautifully preserved mediaeval town dating from the 13th Century. The town is fortified and positioned on a small elevated peninsula providing a commanding position over the strait between the island and the mainland. Today Korcula's narrow alleyways and town squares provide the setting for bars, restaurants, shops and galleries.


Vela Luka
Vela Luka
Island close to Korcula
Island close to Korcula

There is a large sandy beach in the bay of Lumbarda about 6km from Korcula town. Lumbarda town has a sheltered harbour and small marina, restaurants, shops and cafes.


Lumbarda beach
Lumbarda beach
Lumbarda harbour
Lumbarda harbour

The second town of the island is Vela Luka located at the end of a deep bay at the western end of the island. A busy fishing port, the harbour at Vela Luka is crammed with small boats and cafes, shops and restaurants front the harbour.


Ferry timetables can be found on the Korcula Info website.


Dubrovnik

Described as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik will not fail to impress with great City walls rising out of the brilliant Adriatic against a backdrop of steep mountainsides. Within the walls of the old town are some fine architecture and lively streets crammed with shops, cafes and restaurants. Walk the City walls to enjoy the beautiful roofscape of the old town and the seascape beyond. Visit the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries and stroll down the cobbled streets and alleyways or relax in the cafes. During the summer months the Dubrovnik festival hosts concerts on most nights providing music of all types.


Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island
Castle wall
Castle wall
Beach near Dubrovnik
Beach near Dubrovnik
Stadun, Dubrovnik
Stadun, Dubrovnik

Gruz

Gruz is the port area of Dubrovnik where the cruise ships dock and where mega-yachts tie up at the quayside around this large and sheltered natural harbour. The gentle banks of Gruz harbour was where the Dubrovnik noblemen chose to build their fine summer palaces to escape the heat and bustle of the ancient city. Many of these stunning Rennaisance buildings are still standing and some have been renovated as luxury hotels or spectacular private houses. Today Gruz is a shopping and commercial centre for Dubrovnik as well as a living museum of Rennaisance architecture.


Eating Out

Dubrovnik offers everything from sophisticated restaurants in spectacular waterside locations to simple bistros in alleyways and side streets of the old town. The choice is endless. We can provide you with our recommendations


Beaches

In Dubrovnik there are popular beaches all around the Lapad Peninsula. From the old town harbour ferries go regularly to the small island of Lokrum just a few minutes away, where Dubrovnik people traditionally like to go for a swim. A short distance down the coast there are sandy and shingle beaches at Kupari and Mlini.


Islands

The nearby islands of Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep are easily reached by ferry from Dubrovnik. Much quieter but still historically interesting. Lopud has one of the best sandy beaches in the region which can be reached by walking across the narrow neck of the island from the town of Lopud. The charming harbour front village of Suderad on Sipanhas a well preserved fortified palace from the 15th century.


Trsteno

About 10km from Dubrovnik is the famous landscaped garden and arboretum of Trsteno a Mediterranean garden with a fine array of trees and breathtaking views. The gardens were created by the nobleman Ivan Gucetic in the grounds of his summer villa built between 1494 and 1502.


Tresteno Arboretum
Tresteno Arboretum
Suderad harbour, Sipan
Suderad harbour, Sipan

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