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PELJESAC PENINSULA LOCATIONS

OREBIC

Orebic has a pretty old town and lovely beach at the end of the old town and is named after a famous seafaring family and was the maritime centre of the Peljesac Peninsula – Roman remains have been found here and, until 1806, it was part of the Dubrovnik administration.
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STON

Ston is the first town you reach once you drive onto the Peljesac Peninsula and about half way between Dubrovnik airport and the town of Orebic – It’s famous for its shellfish (the best in the region) and restaurants which offer oysters as a speciality, as well as for its salt production and wonderful hill fort and wall.
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TRPANJ

Trpanj is the oldest settlement on the Peljesac Peninsula and lies on the northern side – It’s known for its pretty bays and beaches, fresh water springs and healing mud – It’s a small town and harbour looking over to mainland Croatia and has good ferry links.
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TRSTENIK BAY

Trstenik is a very picturesque village in a perfect harbour – perfect for swimming enjoying the natural beauty of the area – Wine growing is the principal occupation here – Dingac, a famous wine in this region, is produced here.
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PERNA

Perna sits directly opposite the old town of Korcula and is a beautiful spot to just sit and enjoy the view -A very small village, Perna is home to a fantastic Franciscan monastery which is well worth visiting if you can face the steep drive up the hill!
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KUCISTE BAY

Kuciste has a long seafaring tradition and the village has quite a few sea captains houses – They are very opulent houses and were built in the late 18th/early 19th centuries in the style of Dubrovnik summer holiday mansions.
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VIGANJ BAY

Viganj is a village which stretches from the side of Mount Illja down to the sea and has a long seafaring history – Many of the old stone houses you see are being restored to their former glory and are protected by UNESCO along with Dubrovnik as a world heritage site.
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LOVISTE BAY

Loviste means “fishing place” and this small village on the tip of the peninsula is idyllic with millpond calm sea – it’s a peaceful bay where you can sit and watch the world go by, and it claims to have the best fish restaurant on the peninsula.
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Photo 1 – Ston © Sergio Gobbo via Croatian National Tourist Board
Photo 2 ©  Trpanj by Braslav Karlic via Croatian National Tourist Board