Peljesac peninsula travel guide
- Kite surfing lessons at Viganj
- Glorious undiscoverd beaches and coves
- Visit wineries and taste Dingac and Mali Plavac wines
- Captain's houses in Orebic
- Eat oysters in Mali Ston
- Must see: the view from the Ston wall walk
Rugged wild and off the beaten track; glorious beaches, great history, fabulous wine; spectacular villas for couples and families
Natural beauty, sandy, wild beaches, the best oysters and sea food, longest fortified walls in Europe, salt pans, donkey farm, famous red wine Dingac, foodie heaven, short drive to Dubrovnik
. North west of Dubrovnik, on the southernmost Croatian coast, there is a large, vineyard-covered peninsula, jutting into the sea and following the line of the mainland. It is about 100km long, and has two seas: one facing inland, rather enclosed and resembling a huge lake, and one outbound, looking out to the islands of Mljet
is all sophistication, beautiful renaissance architecture, high grade cultural life and full of beautiful people, Peljesac is its opposite - a place where time stands still, fishermen still make boats and mend their nets and families grow oysters on their centuries owned patches of sea. Peljesac is exceptional for its red wines which grow in the dry soil of steep sun drenched hills and for its fabulous oysters. From all over, people come to taste these delicacies in the villages of Ston and Mali Ston
, which are full of amazing restaurants. There are numerous wineries to visit where you can taste the wines and have a good presentation about the local wines. Peljesac is quite undiscovered and unpopulated, but you will find many beautiful coves with amazing warm sea to swim in, and great sandy beaches in Prapratno and Zuljana.
Visit also Orebic, a pretty little town with famous maritime tradition where sea captains built their grand retirement homes, and take a ferry to Korcula island, an irresistible place of history and sandy beaches. Or take a trip to the small town of Trpanj and Trstenik, which has a famous winery and lovely, simple seafront restaurants. The turbulent history of this region has left its mark, and now you can admire the amazing medieval stone walls (5.5 km long and the longest fortified wall in Europe) and 3 castles connecting Ston and Mali Ston, and in the past, protecting this valuable estate from pirates and various invaders. You can walk the wall (there is a charge) and you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views, and once descended, you can refresh yourself in the pleasant cafes and bars of Ston and Mali Ston - an experience not to be missed. For real foodies make a trip to Kobas, which has three excellent restaurants. The most famous one is Gastro Mare (go by sea or road), with a superb chef who cooks his own food and serves it to you on the seashore. Absolutely unforgettable!Getting there.From the south it is simply a matter of driving up the main coast road from Dubrovnik and turning off to Ston and Orbic on the peninsular. From split there is a short cut available by taking the ferry from Ploce across to Trpanj on the peninsula.
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