Peljesac

 

Peljesac is the second largest Croatian peninsula is located in the south of Croatia. It stretches along the coast, i.e. from Stonska prevlaka to the cape Loviste. It is 65 km long and only 6 km wide. On this picturesque peninsula, rocky hills and fertile valleys alternate with cypress forests and pine trees. A large part of the peninsula is covered with olive groves and vineyards, as well as the very common citrus trees: figs, almonds, oranges, pomegranates, tangerines…. Around the peninsula of Peljesac there is a whole series of small and large islands and most of them are in front of the bay in which Drace and Brijest are located. Peljesac is known for its sandy and pebble beaches and secluded bays which can be reached only by boat or quad. Famous beaches on the peninsula are Prapratno beach, Vodice resort, Duba Beach, Trstenica beach Dingac beach, Mirce beach…

The inhabitants of Peljesac are mainly engaged in viticulture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. Peljesac is an excellent area for shellfish and fish farming, producing wine and olive oil. Larger towns with a variety of tourist attractions are Ston, Brijesta, Trpanj, Viganj and Orebic. For those who want to spend their vacation in a quiet Dalmatian place, away from the bustle and the crowds there are smaller sites such as Zuljana Podobuce, Loviste … The Peljesac peninsula can be reached by car along the main road from Ston. While traveling by car from Split to the peninsula you will need a passport on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Neum. Peljesac has a ferry connection from Ploce (from Trpanj), with Korcula (from Orebic) and  Mljet (from Prapratno)

Places on Peljesac

Ston

Peninsula with the mainland, and extraordinary natural resources, fertile fields with an aboundance of water and salt, the Ston area was settled as early as the prehistoric times.

Mali Ston

Diverging walls encompass Mali Ston on the north with the tower of Koruna, consisting of four smaller towers resembling a crown, from which it gets its name.

Žuljana

Is an oasis of peace and beauty,situated in the central-southern part of the peninsula of Pelješac,in a beautiful sandy bay turned towards west.This place was mentioned in written documents from the 12th century for the first time,and its name is of Roman origin,after the church of St.Julian.

Hodilje

The small village of Hodilje is located two kilometres north of Ston.

Brijesta

Several islets (Tajan,Kokošari,Lovorikovac and Pučenjak) and shores offer nice opportunities for bathing and sports fishing. The village has a campsite with 400 places and 200 beds are available in private houses.

Kobas

The cove of Kobas, with a sandy beach and its own marina, is becoming more and more popular among yachting enthusiasts.

Ponikve

High hills and rugged country separate the above described area from the cove, Ponikve. Ponikve is sparsely settled with few hamlets and is situated on a northern hill slope above a large plain that is barely arable.

Prapratno

Toward the interior of the peninsula one finds the picturesque cove of Prapratno, enclosed by clear water and a pebble beach facing the island of Mljet. In front of it on a hill are the ruins of the small church of St Srđ. This 14th century settlement completely died out due to its vulnerability to dangers of the sea.

Putnikovići – Dubrava

a village in the interior part of the Peljesac Peninsula, 17 km northwest of Ston; elevation 156 m. Chief occupations are farming and livestock breeding.

Broce

Based on the number and broce peljesacquality of buildings and artistic works, it appears that the small area of Ston was more expressive then other areas of Peljesac.

Stonska Duba

Important villages within the influence of the old Ston community are Luka Hodilja and Duba Stonska, to the west on the northern coast.

Luka Dubrava Pelješac

Luka Dubrava, with some 60 inhabitants, lies in the vicinity of Ston on the southern Dalmatian peninsula Peljesac, known for excellent wines.

Luka

Luka is a small fishing village in the Malostonski Channel, situated in the cove of the same name on the south –estern side of the Kulin peninsual. The cove has many shores and offers a nice view on the Island of Life and Malostonski Bay.

Trstenik

is a village situated on the southern coast of the Peljesac peninsula. It is connected to the Croatian mainland by the coastal road via Ston. The village is located in a deep, south facing bay under the tall Peljesac hills, with a large pebble beach at the base of the bay. The bay is an anchoring spot as it has well protected pier, though it is not recommended in times of southern wind Jugo.

Kuna

also called Kuna Pelješka lays in interior of the Peninsula, at the 400 meters above the sea level,  in the valley surrounded by high hills of Pelješac. As with the rest of the Peninsula, this village is also known for its wine production and agriculture as well as by some unexpected cultural heritage.

Trpanj

is located on the northern coast of Peljesac Peninsula, facing Croatian Mainland. It used to be a fisherman’s village but recently, it become popular as holiday spot too. The crystal-clear sea is at it’s beaches and there is a bay with healing mud in near vicinity too. The town has it’s old part of the town where couple of old churches are located. It has it’s seafood restaurants, couple of cafes, shop, post office and nice sea side promenade

Duba Pelješka 

(also known as ‘Duba‘) is one of the  cutest and smallest villages on Peljesac. The village is situated on the very seashore right on the northern foot of the Sveti Ilija  just about 12 km west from Trpanj. The village, facing north, has unspoiled views over Biokovo mountain, right across the waters of Mali Ston Bay as well as pretty pebble beach all along the seashore.

Potomje

an ancient village in the central part of the Peninsula, situated at the western edges of the fertile valley at 300 meter above sea level. On just about 15 km away from Orebic the village is connected to the nearest sea shore by 400 meters long tunnel, part of the  2.5 km road that takes you to the nearest seashore villages Potočine and Borak on the he southern shores of the Peninsula.

Podobuče 

is a small fishing village that is located about 12 km east of Orebic. The quiet, clean bay with the  pretty small beach is particularly suitable for families with children.

Dingač 

is small village of just about 50 people nested on the south facing slope ofPeljesac Peninsula in near vicinity of Orebic. The village and slopes are known of it’s excellent red wine “Dingač” that is grown and produced here for centuries. These bright green squares , rectangles and odd shapes on the photo are actually Dingač vine groves itself.

Orebic 

the largest place on Peljesac Peninsula – old home of seaman’s – located on the southern coast of the Peljesac Peninsula. The surroundings is characterized by luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation. Economy is based on farming, fruit growing, fishing and tourism. Orebic is also important ferry port for car ferries to Korcula – Domince.

Viganj

a village and small harbour to the west of the southern coast of the
Peljesac Peninsula, 7 km west of Orebic, across the water from Korcula Old Town.

Loviste

is a village on the southern coast of the Luka bay , in the far north-western part of the Peljesac Peninsula right at the very beginning of Peljesac Channel. The village has about 300 inhabitants, most of them working in the shipping industry and tourism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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