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Orebic, Peljesac, Croatia

Orebic at sunset: riva (promenade), stone houses and the Help of Christians Parish Church from 1884. Source: silimonphoto.blogspot.com


Orebic is the largest town on the Peninsula of Peljesac. It was named after the noble family of Orebic; a family of nautical captains from the 16th century. The settlement was previously named Trstenica, which is the name of the main beach, soccer stadium and the creek in Orebic today. Municipality of Orebic has 14 settlements and approximately 4500 inhabitants. The town of Orebic itself has about 2000 inhabitants. Orebic is located at the foot of Mount St. Elijah, on the coast of the Peljesac Channel, opposite the town of Korcula. The ferry line connects it to Korcula and makes this town a
Orebic, Peljesac, Croatia

Grand hotel Orebic is only a part of hotel and apartment accommodation in Orebic. Source: galileo.hr


transit point. It is located approximately 110km from Dubrovnik. Orebic is known as the town of captains that has always lived from and for the sea. The shipyard in Orebic, that Emperor Franz Joseph personally opened, is where sailing ships were built. Traditional activities of this area, apart from shipbuilding, were olive growing and wine production, especially growing famous vine varieties such as dingac and postup. However, tourism has a significant impact on Orebic; with time it became the main economic activity. Some 150m above Orebic is the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of Our Lady
Orebic, Peljesac, Croatia

It is truly satisfying climbing up to the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of Our Lady of Angels. Source: justdubrovnik.com


of Angels with a wonderful view of the sea. The town of Orebic has a dozen churches and chapels, and its water supply with seven fountains was built in the 19th century. During a visit to Orebic, one should certainly visit the Maritime Museum with rich local heritage. The nearby villages of Zukovac and Bilopolje hold the remains of feudal houses. Accommodation is available in several hotels, such as Grand hotel Orebic, Orsan, Indijan, Bellevue, Adriatic, smaller family hotels, villas and apartments. More than anything, Orebic has a rich offer of apartments. In the summer, Orebic often holds cultural events and klapa concerts, and one of the most popular events is the Peljesac Sails Evening, held on 1st of August. Orebic also offers a wide variety of fun activities, for all those who wish to spend an active vacation: sailing, kite surfing, diving, hiking, exploring the peninsula, excursions, etc.

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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 | Orasac | Peljesac peninsula | Plat | Ploce | Prizba/Korcula | Slano | Ston/Peljesac | Trpanj/Peljesac | Vela Luka/Korcula | Zaton/Dubrovnik

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