Instead of leaving Korčula from Vela Luka to Split, we decided to drive to Dominče (around 2km from Korčula Town), and we took the ferry to Orebić, which is just a 15-minute ride.
Orebić is a port town located towards the tip of the Pelješac Peninsula, directly across the island of Korčula.
It is home to some beautiful beaches, including sandy beaches that are a rarity in Croatia.
Plus it is the heart for the wine’s producing in the country. You can visit the vineyards and have tastings of the fabulous wine. Some of them are not known by the public and yet, have a very distinctive taste.
The village has supermarkets (such as Konzum and Studenac), newsagents, pharmacies, banks and a few bars and restaurants with the majority of services being located along the town’s main street.
What to see in Orebić?
– Trstenica sand beach
– Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Angels, from the 15th century.
– Maritime Museum contains the history of the maritime industry in the area.
– Mimbelli summer residence and captains’ gardens with exotic plants, such as bananas and avocado
– Hiking at Sveti Ilija (St Elijah) Mountain (961m high)
How to get there?
As I’ve mentioned before, if you are in Korčula, you can take the car ferry from Dominče or, if you are on foot, you can take a small boat from Korčula Town, and it takes only 15 minutes as well.
Either, it can be reached from Dubrovnik, as it is only 70 miles (112 km) away.
Well, after spending a few hours strolling around this charming little village, we drove for about 25 minutes to Trpanj, and from there we took another ferry to Ploče heading towards the Makarska Riviera, to spend the rest of our holiday.
I know that the peninsula has much more to offer and I hope one day I can go back to explore the beaches in that area.
And how about you? Do you know the Pelješac Peninsula? Do you have anything to share with us? Please, feel free to give us some tips about it, ok?
See you next week!
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