unique tourist destination located in the southwest peninsula of Peljesac beneath Mount St. Elias, which is located in the Peljesac channel opposite the town of Korcula on the island and connected with it by ferry. Although the municipality is located on a peninsula almost in all the island’s character. More and seashore fully permeate the landscape and the lives of the people of the municipality. Vegetation is very scarce. Crop-livestock exploitation contributed to the devastation of plant cover in which others often bare lime-stone. The village of Orebic Dubrovnik is about 112 km. Area of the municipality is 113.13 km2 ..
The municipality Orebić includes rich cultural heritage within the 22 historical settlements or parts thereof, with a number of religious buildings, and cemeteries, 28 archaeological zones and localities and 16 cubic assemblies architectural and natural heritage.
Orebic was founded in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the area of the former Republic of Dubrovnik, and from the very beginning of facing the sea as the source. In 1586 seamen family Orebić refurbished fort within fortified settlement, named after them Orebić. By the 16th century, the place was called Trstenica. From the 14th to 19th centuries. Here was the seat of the prince. During this time Orebić was under the administration of the Dubrovnik Republic. Since ancient times has developed as a maritime center.
Orebic with surrounding towns Viganj and housing from 16th to 20th century was a maritime center on the eastern Adriatic Sea. These three places in the mentioned period gave about 850 captains and thousands of sailors. Orebic captain families like „Orebic“ by which the town was named, „Mimbelli“ had their own maritime company, and the peak of the Peljesac Maritime comes establishment Peljesac Maritime Association.
From the 17th century, boats from Peljesac constituted an important part of Dubrovnik merchant navy. Ship-owners family were becoming more powerful and begin to invest in the common sail. Their rise continues under the rule of Austria, especially in the second half of the 19th century. When, in 1865, established a joint stock company in Orebić for “building (and exploitation) of ships for long voyages”, later Pelješac Maritime Society, and in 1875 acquired the equipment for social shipyard in Orebić. Shipyard was officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph. It was mostly used for ship repair and for working life (13 years old), built 3 sailing ships for long voyages. Today, Orebic is an important tourist center and offers a variety of accommodation, recreation and catering facilities. In the summer here Theatre tours, and organize various cultural performances. July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Carmen, the patron saint of sailors Peljesac.
What to visit?
- Maritime Museum
- Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels and the captain’s cemetery
- Captain’s House in town
- Luxurious mansion captain’s family Mimbelli
- Church of Our Lady of Loreto
- A collection of paintings and works of art in the parish church of Mary Help of Christians
- Cave Nakovana 2000 year old
It is located in the center of Orebic. Founded in 1957, with all sorts of material from history. The museum contains pictures of Peljesac sailing ships shown in navigation and combat with pirates from the 17th to the late 19th century., The ship’s tools, weapons, atlases, nautical and school books, health and travel papers, ship’s pharmacy, medals and mariners pictures, documents, rules, list of members, shares and insurance Ordinance sailors Peljesac Maritime Association. During the summer, various exhibitions.
Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels with mausoleums captain
Franciscan monastery from the 15th century., Maritime Museum and the old captain’s cemetery are the monastery complex located 152 meters above the crystal-clear sea surface, which is extraordinary crafted with sophisticated built in slim bell tower of the church and the century old cypress at the foot of the majestic mountain massif with the dominant peak Sv. Elijah. The Maritime Museum houses valuable exhibits of the rich maritime history of Orebic, the symbol Maritime Dalmatia. Nowadays captains respect the tradition of Orebic captains and sailors who when leaving and returning from a trip sirens greeted Our Lady of the Angels in gratitude and seeking protection. The Franciscans would, in turn, answered the ringing of the bell tower.
Activities in Orebic
You must have heard that the Peljesac is destination of world windsurfers. Thanks to the constant breeze blowing your summer carefree’ll enjoy the “windy” sport. Surf’ll kite the waves, sailing in Channel, and maybe fall in love and paragliding.
With Orebic you on a bicycle or a backpack to go on the climb up the hill snake and the highest peak of the peninsula St. Elijah. On the beach Trstenica entertain will be water sports. You’ll play tennis. You will swim in the clearest sea, to catch the biggest fish or dive to shipwrecks.
What to choose …?
surfing, kiting and paragliding in Viganj
Climbing to the top of St. Ilija
Diving to the sunken German torpedo boat S57
a trip to hunt for big fish
mountain biking marked roads
Buggy Safari in Korcula
Tennis by the sea
visit the “must see” destinations – Mljet, Hvar, Lastovo, Vis and Dubrovnik
Area is full of beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by greenery and traditional Mediterranean pine trees and nearby Orebic are located on the slopes of which are vineyards world famous Dingač, Postup and Plavac Mali that can be tasted at many wineries and taverns in Orebic and Peljesac peninsula.
Immediately opposite Orebic, only 10 minutes away by boat is the Korcula, the pearl of Croatian history and the birthplace of Marco Polo.
Korcula enchanting timeless beauty, past time imprinted its mark on the stone that story. Korcula boasts of living traditions that nurtured. Moreska, sword dance with swords, Korculans centuries proudly play – “bate”, and Čara, Pupnat and Žrnovo also nurture kumpanija moštra and transferring it from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Brotherhoods in the city of Korcula and around the island confirmed alive the religious tradition of continuing the ways of their ancestors. In Racisce preserve the custom of the time of the wedding party by dancing “dance”.
Meet the stone city, discover the hidden “kale” passing decorated with elegant facades of palaces, walking the cobbled streets as the sun merges with the sea at sunset.
Wine routes in Peljesac
Second largest Croatian peninsula, the Peljesac peninsula, and not see the Pelješac vineyards and allow you palate the pleasure of tasting top quality wines is impossible. To cultivate land and the painstaking work of the diligent people from Pelješac resulted in renowned wines that have made Pelješac name known around the globe. Quality soil and beneficial Dalmatian sun allow the grapes to abundant grape bunches, traditionally used to produce Croatia’s most renowned wines that originate from the Peljesac peninsula (Plavac, Peljesac and Postup). Peljesac wine trail was created on the basis of Napoleon road that was built more than two hundred years, and passing the most beautiful regions of the peninsula.