Orebic, town of sailors

Orebic, town of sailors

This lovely, little town is another hidden gem in South Dalmatia, on the southern coast of the Pelješac Peninsula. it’s also a relatively undiscovered and therefore a relaxing and quiet place to stay.

Orebic is located towards the tip of the Peljesac Peninsula, opposite the island of Korcula. Once upon a time very well known for its maritime industry – which reached a peak in the mid-19th century during the Austro-Hungarian – these days it is probably the best known resort on the Peljesac Peninsula. It is home to some lovely beaches, including that rarity in Croatia – sandy beaches! (Check out Trstenica Beach in particular.) The area is also a suitable location for a range of activities, including surfing and diving.

Orebić is in the heart of Croatian wine country. The entire peninsula is prime wine growing territory, and there are many beautiful wineries all over the island.
Orebić has a lot of of lovely little beaches, some sandy and some shingly, bordered by groves of tamarisk and pine.

Orebic, town of sailors   Orebic, town of sailors

Orebic, town of sailors  Orebic, town of sailors

The main tourist attractions in Orebić are :

-The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Angels, from the 15th century, sits on a hill outside of the town. Sailors of times gone by would sound their sirens on returning to the area and viewing the monastery, as a sign of gratitude. The Monastery still houses the icon Our Lady of Angels, which was claimed to protect sea captains.

-Sveti Ilija (St Elijah) Mountain (961m high) above town can be climbed for fantastic views over the Peljesac Peninsula and the Adriatic sea.

-The Maritime Museum contains objects that tell the history of the maritime industry, once so important to the area.  

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