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- PLAŽE IN OKOLICA ----------------------- Destription of place Orebic and peninsula peljesac Orebic is virtually a large pebble beach. Owing to the exceptionally convenient geographical location it has been protected from unpleasant north wind blows. Through it is daily exposed to the sun, the light refresing mistral wind will make your stay very pleasant Dear visitors we incite you to check out our offers of accommodations and chose us for your starting point for discovering beautiful beaches and cultural monuments on Peljec peninsula and island Korcula. OREBIC (Orebic), a small town on the southern coast of the Peljesac Peninsula; population 1,489. An average air temperature in January is 9.1 °C and in July 26.5 °C. The surroundings is characterized by luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation. Economy is based on farming, fruit growing, fishing and tourism. Among the beaches, the most interesting is the cove of Trstenica. Orebic has ferry lines with Korcula Orebic has ferry lines with Korcula. It is located on the regional road running along the peninsula. Orebic in the past In the past Orebic was an important maritime centre; until the 16th century it was called Trstenica and was the duke's seat under the Dubrovnik administration (1343-1806). - Stone tumuli and fortifications (on the hills of Gruda and Vizanjica) date back to the prehistoric times. The traces of a Roman habitation (remains of a Roman villa - villa rustica, graves) have been found as well. The small Baroque church has an early Christian marble relief built-in above the door of the closed arcade. Orebic has also the Maritime Museum. The Gothic-Renaissance Franciscan monastery (15th c.) is located 2 km west of Orebic; it features a collection of works of art. The monastery church was built in 1486 by Mihoc Radisic; the main portal features the relief of Madonna, a work by an anonymous disciple of N. Fiamberti; in the church is another relief of Madonna, made by Nikola Firentinac (Nicholas of Florence). - On the hill above the monastery is a Gothic church, restored in Baroque style, dedicated to Our Lady of Karmen. Next to it are ancient sarcophagi and several age-old, huge cypresses, as well as a Baroque loggia and the ruins of the Trstenica duke's castle.Since ancient times Orebic has developed as a mari-time centre (the town was named after a family that gave several captains). The Peljesac Shipping Society was founded in 1865 and had as many as 33 ocean clippers (sailing ships). As one of the largest shipping societies on the Mediterranean, it also opened its own shipyard. When steamers replaced sailing ships, the Society and Orebic suffered very bad times. However, navigation remained the most appreciated occupation in Orebic and on the Peljesac Peninsula. Along with the Istrian peninsula, the Peljesac peninsula is one of the largest on the Adriatic coast. It stretches from the isthmus of Ston all the way to Cape Lovista in the northwest and it is 65km long. Some of its larger towns are Ston, Brijesta, Trpanj, Viganj, and Orebic. The Peljesac peninsula's mountains are known hunting grounds for mouflons. Its inhabitants mostly make their living off of tourism, wine-growing-manufacturing dingac wine in the wine cellars of Potomja and Ston, as well as stockbreeding and fishing. It is also known for its salt-works and cultivating seashells. Peljesac is a charming place thanks to its many historical churches, exquisite royal villas as well as its delicious first class wines. Stretching along the isthmus, which connects Peljesac to the mainland, are fortress walls which were built by the Republic and served to prevent access to the peninsula. These walls were built by the same architects and contractors who raised Dubrovnik's fortress walls: Michelozzo Miichelozzi, Juraj Dalmatinac and Onofrio Della Cava. O Pelješcu - Peljesac personifies all the best of the Mediterranean - a spectacular coastline and wild interior, hidden coves and beaches, vineyards, oyster bays, historic towns and villages. Getting there from Dubrovnik is an experience not to be missed. The 60-minute scenic drive along the winding cliffhanger magistrala offers dramatic, panoramic views of the Elafiti Islands, Mljet and craggy coastal mountains. Further inland, the road traverses a rustic landscape of fields and valleys, blue oyster bays and the medieval towns of Ston and Mali Ston. The Peljesac Peninsula is a long, narrow, mountainous landmass, encircled by deep sea channels and the sundrenched islands of Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. Up until a few years ago most holidaymakers who came this way were only familiar with the pretty fishing villages and pebbly beaches that stretch along its balmy shores.The town of Orebic, with its legendary seafaring tradition, monastery and 'captains' houses, was often viewed as a stepping stone en route to the more popular and dazzling town of Korcula across the channel. Things have changed and Peljesac is now emerging as a premiere, much-sought-after holiday destination. And rightly. It has vineyards and olive groves perched on near-vertical slopes in locations that will send you bonkers. It's Dingac, Postup and Plavac Mali wines are world famous, but you don't have to go to New York or California to enjoy them.Whether served in a bottle in a posh seaside cabana, or drawn from the barrel of a local farmstead, they are available, affordable and amazing. Fresh seafood, the kind caught that morning, chargrilled or baked peka-style, drizzled with olive oil and herbs, is a take for granted. Good food, the gutsy stuff, is to be found in the more hidden places in the earth-driven heartland.This is where the food is grown, where the livestock, goats and chickens are raised, where the olives and grapes are pressed, where the figs and almonds ripen. Scattered about the countryside and villages of the interior, small konobas and homesteads offer delicious traditional cuisine, prepared with reverence and simplicity. Home-cured hams and sausages - ovenbaked olives and farmer's cheeses - homemade wine and brandies infused with walnuts, honey and carob. Even donkey's milk. Unsurprisingly, Peljesac is a place that everyone wants a piece of. A small community of ex-pat Brits has already bought property in some of the area's most stunning locations. The sandy beaches and pretty fishing villages of Loviste, Kuciste and Viganj attract holidaymakers, cyclists, and windsurfers. Ancient forests of pine and cypress blanket the foothills of the corrugated mountains. Here in groves and silent hollows the people of Orebic built their chapels and mourned their dead - the young sailors and gallant captains who perished at sea. Herbs and wildflowers grow in profusion. Footpaths weave through crumbling villages, and beyond to the summit of St. Ilija, the highest summit in the Dalmatian archipelago. The town of Korcula, on the Island of Korcula, lies just across the channel from Orebic. Its main claim to fame is that Marco Polo was born here, which is not that unlikely given that Korcula was ruled by Venice for centuries. The historic town centre is beautifully preserved with a medieval fortress and cathedral, palaces, squares and a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets. Korcula Island and the area around Lumbarda is especially famous for its white Grk and Posip wines Peljesac / Orebic area Orebic is a small city and the most well-known located on the southern coastline of the Peljesac peninsula, opposite to the island of Korcula. Its most popular beach is Trstenica. Orebic is surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean vegetation: pine trees, almond trees and citrus trees. Here accommodations include everything from hotels, apartments and villas to more natural settings offered by its many campsites. Orebic was once an important nautical destination and it was named after a captain's family, Orebic, in the 16th century. Trpanj is a town and harbour located on the northern coast of Peljesac and at the foot of the summits Ostro and Vitar. Trpanj developed near villae rusticae and up on the summit lie the ruins of a medieval fortress. This wonderful town offers beautiful pebbled beaches, untouched nature and it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday with the family. Viganj is a small town with lovely pebbled beaches and beautiful pine forests. Just north-east of Viganj is the mountain resort of St. Ilija where visitors can enjoy hiking and longs walks through nature. Ston is known for its salt-works and oyster farming. The town's coastline, which stretches down the canal and into the Papratna inlet, is a wonderful place where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and scuba diving. Ston is surrounded by a 980m long wall with fortifications. Ston's largest fortress is Veliki Kastio whose wall stretches along the town's coastline and, looking out towards the sea, borders with the salt-works. This large complex was built by the people of Dubrovnik (from the year 1330-1506). The people of Ston are also known for their wine making expertise and guests can verify them by visiting the town's many wine cellars and taverns. Mali Ston (Little Ston) is located in a small inlet. It is known for the cultivation of seashells within the Bristina inlet and the Mali Ston canal. The town is surrounded by fortress walls in the shape of a square and facing the harbour is the main entrance to the town. All of its streets were built at a right angle. On an elevation in the southern part of town, in the year 1347, the building of a stronghold, including five towers, began and later named Koruna. A great wall stretches from this stronghold to the town of Ston. The port of Mali Ston was completed in the year 1490. It was built to resemble the harbour of Dubrovnik and embedded in it are three arsenals which were used to store small warships. Guests can also take the time to visit some of the many smaller towns on the Peljesac peninsula such as Duba, Crkvice, Trstenik, Zuljana, Drace, Janjina, Kuna, Oskorusno, Gornja Vrucica, Potomje and Postup -----------------------
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