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THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN PELJEŠAC

    Orebić


Orebić is very proud of their rich maritime tradition. Itd's central settlement developed in the 15th century and was named after the family who restored the castle inside the fortified settlement in 1586. In the 17th century ships from Peljesac were an important part of Dubrovnik merchant fleet. Shipowning families become richer and invest in joint ships. In 1865.g. the Pelješac Maritime Society (Associazione di Marittima Sabioncello) was established. Company culminating in 1873 when it had 90 sailing vessels with total tonnage of 45000t with 2000 sailors, of which 250 captains who sailed through all the world's seas.


    Viganj


Viganj is easiest to describe as a center of sporting activity in Peljesac. If you have an interest in windsurfing then Viganj is a place for you.
Viganj covers a large bay, from the Cape of St. Liberan in the South all the way to Cape of St. John in the West. Cape of St. Liberal (or beach Ponta) today is a major point for all surfers who visit Viganj. In 18th century the church of St. Liberan was built on this cape and today presents one of the "trademarks" of Viganj.


    Nakovana


On this side of the peninsula lies also the protected archaeological area of Nakovana - Plateau west of Viganj continuously inhabited for more than 8000 years. Archaeological evidence tells us that in the Neolithic here lived first farmers in Europe that have been oriented to the sea and even communicate with the maritime routes to remote islands north of Sicily. In ancient times Nakovana was one of the most powerful Illyrian centers in southern Dalmatia, from which the queen Teuta ruled her kingdom. Unfortunately over time not much has left of remains of fortress "GRAD" from where Queen Teuta ruled southern Dalmatia.


     Our Lady of the Angel monastery


The monastery was built at the end of the 16th century under the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik), to which the town of Orebić belonged to between 1333 and 1806.
The monastery is surrounded by dense pine wood forests and is located on a craggy stone crest 152 metres above the sea. It has a bird's-eye view east, south and west over the Korčula and Pelješac sea channel with the old town of Korčula in the background.
Seamen passing under the monastery would traditionally greet it with three calls on their ship sirens, and then the Franciscans would answer with their church bells which then produced a brilliant sound. The sound of the church bells could be heard throughout the sea channel.


     Dingač i Potomje


Among the many natural beauties that made Peljesac Peninsula famous in the world, definitely we have to sort out their vineyards and premium wines.
It is questionable whether you can say that you really visited Peljesac if you didn't visit its famous vineyards and tasted the fruit of the Peljesac great effort.
Plavac mali is one of the primary red wine grapes in central and southern Dalmatia. The best high quality grape of Plavac Mali grows in positions of Dingač and Postup, on the Pelješac peninsula.


     St. Ilija


Mount St. Ilija was sometimes called Perun hill by Slavic god of thunder, and Monte Vipers (Snake Hill). It will win you over with stone abstraction and the unexpected richness of color while hiking to the top that provides a spectacular view of Dalmatia with its countless islands and the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina- On bright days you could even see the Monte Gargano in Italy.
Hill is 961 m high and is the highest peak of Peljesac peninsula. It is 6.5 km long and 2.5 km wide.




 

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