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With these seven tips, spend an unforgettable spring in Pelješac!

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15. 03. 2024.

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Spring is just around the corner, and you simply have to go on vacation!

We have prepared seven tips for you on what to do on Pelješac. So, let’s start…

Hiking

Pelješac is hilly and very interesting for hikers! Nevertheless, at 961 meters above sea level, the highest peak – Sv. Ilija above Orebić has won the hearts of many hikers. Four paths lead to it, while climbing you pass through different terrains, and the view from the top is breath-taking. Of course, make sure to take enough water and food on the hike and follow the instructions of the mountain rescue service. For more information about hiking, click here.

Cycling

If you are a cyclist, this is a great time to visit Pelješac. Everyone who rides road bikes has heard of EuroVelo, the European network of cycling routes, and route number eight runs through the peninsula.

Mountain bikers will be especially pleased, as there are numerous trails, so you always have a new route to explore.

You can view the walking, biking and hiking trails on the interactive map, click on the route to see the routes, download the gpx track, see descriptions and technical specifications: www.peljesacoutdoor.hr

Top events

Orebić Offshore: Big game fishing from 15 to 18 May

This attractive sports competition attracts numerous competitors from all over Europe. You don’t have to be a competitor or a fishing enthusiast to enjoy the rich entertainment programme. At the very end of the competition, on the day of the announcement of the winner in Orebić, on Peliških jedara Square, you can expect a big concert by the popular Jole, accompanied, of course, by top-quality wine and grilled caught tuna.

Pelješac Captains Festival from 21 May to 7 June

Orebić and Pelješac are widely known for their history of captains. And the festival in honour of the golden age of Orebić starts on 21 May and lasts until 7 June. During these eighteen days of the festival, numerous catering and hospitality providers and winemakers are involved, offering their products at discounted prices.

This year’s Pelješac Captains Festival will have an even richer programme. Museum day, a cappella evenings, guided tours/Living history, folklore evenings, plays, seafarers’ evening with fun music and finally a big concert by Klapa Intrade – could there be a better invitation to join us?

The Pelješac Captains Festival is dedicated to the maritime tradition and an excellent prelude to summer.

Excursions

Did you know that Orebić is only fifteen minutes away by boat from Korčula?! The city, also known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, will delight you with its history and architecture.

The island of Mljet is connected to Pelješac by a ferry line, and is also called Odysseus’ Island. According to legend, the famous ancient Greek hero was shipwrecked and saved himself on the island of Ogygia (Mljet), which was then the kingdom of the beautiful fairy Calypso.

The old town of Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, is just over an hour and a half away by car. Tourists are always interested in the Old Town of Mostar (BH), a two-hour drive away.

There are numerous possibilities for excursions! If you decide to go on a trip, you can contact the travel agencies and find out what they have to offer by clicking here.

 

Beaches

In the southern Adriatic, swimming starts as early as April or early May. This is also the right time to be at the beach – there is no summer heat or big crowds, and the days are getting longer.

If you like hidden beaches, you will surely enjoy Pelješac, as there are many of them. Some are accessible only from the sea, while some are accessed by forest trails. It’s up to you to start exploring!

Cultural sights

The walk from Orebić through the legally protected cypress forest to the Franciscan monastery, located 150 meters above sea level, touches everyone. The view of Korčula and the neighbouring islands is incredible. The monastery was built at the end of the 15th century, and it also houses a museum of the history of this area.

We recommend that you also visit the Maritime Museum in down-town Orebić or take a walk through the archaeologically protected area of Nakovan, the site where the oldest traces of life on Pelješac were found.

It is interesting that throughout its long history, Pelješac has never been destroyed by war, so all cultural monuments have been preserved, and there are a lot of them. Most of them are from the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik, which Pelješac was part of since 1333.

Wining and dining

Traditional taverns and restaurants with Mediterranean cuisine, where you can eat fresh fish every day, are a gourmet’s paradise. Enjoy the rhapsody of flavours and aromas!

The first two protected wine growing areas in Croatia are located precisely on Pelješac. Of course, we are talking about Dingač and Postup. These areas are widely appreciated for the exceptional conditions for the production of the red Plavac Mali wine, a variety that gives its best results here. Make sure to go on a tour of the famous Pelješac wineries, a wine tour on our peninsula is simply not to be missed. See the wine and dine offer here.

Spring on Pelješac has never been more attractive. Pack your bags and head our way!