Located in Dubrovnik-Neretva county, in southern Croatia, is the peninsula of Pelješac, just around one hour drive from the city of Dubrovnik. The peninsula is about 70 km long and connects to the Croatian mainland at the town called Ston. Peninsula is divided from the island of Korčula by the Pelješac Channel.
Some of the more significant settlements of the Pelješac peninsula with a vibrant tourism and hospitality offering are Ston, Brijesta, Trpanj, Viganj, and Orebić. If you want to have a quiet and relaxing vacation, the Dalmatian idyll of Pelješac is a perfect choice for you.
Locals of the peninsula are mainly engaged in vineyard farming, olive growing, fishing, and tourism. Pelješac’s environment provides ideal conditions for fish and shellfish farming as well as olive oil and wine production. On the hills overlooking the sea, you can spot the remainings of multiple villas, abandoned gardens, stone walls, and columns. Peninsulas vegetation, pine, and cypress groves and rocky landscape give off a feeling of timelessness that prevails. Villages gardens and fields are full of lemon, almond, and fig trees in addition to herbs and wildflowers. Winemakers of Pelješac are the best in Croatia, especially when it comes to red wine. Across its 70 km of length, the peninsula has around 250 wine producers, and it is a true wine paradise.
Culture and civilization have long resided in Peljesac. Life on the peninsula dates back to the Stone Age and antiquity. This vital corner of the Mediterranean has lived for centuries under the influence of many cultures that have left their mark. There is a salt mill dating back to the 2nd century BC, 16th century Ston walls – the longest in Europe, harmonious towns and settlements, with many beautiful medieval churches and monasteries. The Maritime Museum testifies to the famous maritime tradition of Peljesac.