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Orasac, Croatia

View of Orasac, Kolocep Channel and islands of Lopud and Sipan from one of the villas. Source: dubrovnik-accomodation.com


Fourteen kilometers northwest of Dubrovnik and 30km from Cilipi, Orasac is located by the sea, between Zaton and Trsteno. Founded in 1040, the village hides several chapels and old churches, such as the Church of St. Nicholas from 1250 and the 15th century Church of Our Lady of Orasac. There is also the famous Arapovo Castle from the beginning of the 16th century. The chief magistrate of the Republic of Florence, an important Italian politician of that time, stayed there by 1512. Architecture of the village is specific for its narrow streets and houses that are built close to each other,
Orasac, Croatia

Orasac, surrounded by hills and sea with Dubrovnik in the background. Source: crotouristguide.com


a type of construction that was used as a means of protection against pirates. Close to Orasac there is the village of Gromaca with a large cave and ramified, multiple level underground spaces with underground rivers and lakes that still temporarily flow through it. The cave is 2172 m long and is one of the longest speleological phenomena in Croatia. Within the cave there is the Crystal Hall, Black Coral Channel, extremely beautiful Aragonite Channel and many passages and atriums. Gromaca Cave is one of the undeveloped but visited caves, which brings added value to the tourism offer of Orasac.
Orasac, Croatia

Beach near Orasac - excellent place to relax and spend one's vacation. Source: glimpseofcroatia.com


Apartments and rooms are available in vacation houses and family houses of locals. Excursions are organized every day to the nearby islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Close to Orasac, towards Split there is Trsteno with the 15th century botanical garden, an attraction for nature enthusiasts as it is the place where one can see all sorts of exotic plants that sailors brought from their trips over the centuries. South of Orasac is Zaton, a beautiful natural bay known as natural shelter for sailboats, with the popular restaurant Gverovic. Accommodation is available in camps Pod maslinom and Rudine, luxury resort Radisson Blu Orasac and already mentioned private apartments.

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Other destinations of Dubrovnik-Neretva County: Blace | Blato/Korcula | Cavtat | Drace/Peljesac | Dubrovnik | Island of Kolocep | Island of Korcula | Island of Lastovo | Island of Mljet/Mljet NP | Island of Sipan | Klek | Komarna | Lumbarda/Korcula | Mlini | Molunat | Orebic/Peljesac | Peljesac peninsula | Plat | Ploce | Prizba/Korcula | Slano | Ston/Peljesac | Trpanj/Peljesac | Vela Luka/Korcula | Zaton/Dubrovnik

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