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Villas in Croatia to rent on Peljesac Peninsula

by Croatia Gems 5th November 2022

The Peljesac Peninsula – Southern Croatia’s Wine Region & Hidden Gem for Croatia villa holidays

 Beautiful rocky coastlines, a mild climate, great food, good tourist infrastructure, reasonable prices, excellent weather, a few World Heritage Sites,  …and great wine! What’s not to love on the Peljesac Peninsula?

Peljesac Peninsula

After Istria up in the north, the Peljesac Peninsula is the second largest peninsula on the Adriatic coast. It is located in the south of Dalmatia There are several interesting towns and places in which it would be great to have a Croatia villa for rent or just to visit. These include Ston, Brijesta, Trpanj, Viganj and Orebic, not to mention other little sea side villages like Loviste and Kuciste. The peninsula has become more accessible to those coming from Split and the north with the opening of the Peljesac Bridge.  This now allows travellers the option of a border-free route from the north directly onto the peninsula and thence onto the Dubrovnik area.

Where to stay for villas in Croatia to rent

Have a look at these examples of super Peljesac beach villas in Croatia: Villa Coturi near bustling Orebic, which has an absolutely stunning location by a paradise beach. Or maybe a 4 bedroom Croatia villa like sea edge Villa Maslina in Orebic itself. Alternatively, at the very tip of the peninsula, have a look at beach side Villa Coral.

Active holidays

For lovers of active holidays, especially hiking, there are the hills of St. John and St. Elias, and a pedestrian and cyclist path on the west side of the peninsula. For wind and kite surfers, Viganj is an ideal place. The western mistral wind blows faster than usual in the summer, so this is a destination for all levels of surfer. But don’t worry – this mistral breeze is a gorgeous relief from the hot sun and goes well with a dip in the sea!

From this pretty tip of the peninsula which is the hub of holidays there, it is also a short hop across to Korcula island. This makes for a beautiful view from Orebic and Viganj! Korcula is worth a visit as that is where they produce the famous Posip wine. If you need another reason, Korcula old town is just stunning, and is a must-see.

For wine lovers

Wine lovers will be in their element as Croatian wines have had a steady presence in Europe for centuries. The history of wine making dates back to the Ancient Greek settlers.  And wine production on the southern Dalmatian islands of Vis, Hvar and Korcula dates to some 2,500 years ago. Like many areas of central and Eastern Europe, Croatia has some very interesting indigenous varieties.  Dingac Winery on the peninsula produces some delicious homegrown sorts of wine such as Plavac Mali, Dingac, Posip and Postup.

Dubrovnik has had much of the attention in recent years, and indeed, there is a serious high class wine offering to be had and lovely villas there. Istria is also a strong Croatian wine producer. But the Peljesac Peninsula, which sits just up the coast from Dubrovnik is a region known for quality wine. It is the place to go if you are serious about exploring Croatia’s southern wine region. Many of the wines you will try in southern Croatia (Dalmatia) will have been produced here and the local, less refined varieties, can be just as exciting to try. These organic, domestic wines are at the heart of Dalmatia and any great holiday in Croatia – along with freshly caught fish on a BBQ of an evening!

Gourmets know about wide range of shellfish from Mali Ston Bay, primarily the well-known and renowned oysters.

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