Welcome to Peljesac!
Peljesac is a peninsula in southern Croatia, in the Dubrovnik -Neretva county, just about an hour and a half drive from Dubrovnik. It is around 70 km long and is connected with Croatian Mainland at Ston. The Peljesac Channel divides the peninsula from the island of Korcula. Scattered like breadcrumbs across the foothills of the dolomites, the hamlets and villages of southern Peljesac evoke an ancient past. The rocks, the vegetation, the groves of pine and cypress - everywhere a sense of timelessness prevails. On the hills above the sea, abandoned villas and gardens, stone walls and columns lie crumbling in the sun. Lemon, fig and almond trees, herbs and wildflowers surround the villages gardens and fields. The historical sea captains' town of Orebic - with its shops, market, cafes and restaurants is on the bottom of the Sveti Ilija Mountain. A footpath into the mountains to the summit of Sveti Ilija begins near Viganj too - Croatia's windsurfing capital. There, seaside restaurants and pebbly beaches attract a lively crowd in summer months. The island of Korcula and Mljet are is just across the channel.
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Video: Windsurfers in Peljesac Channel
Short video clip of windsurfers having fun in Peljesac Channel in near vicinity of Viganj – shot @ Peljesac channel (June 2013) See more info about windsurfing around Peljesac is here Read More →Peljesac Channel in 1936
Old panorama photo of Peljesac Channel, from 1936, with views over Orebic and Korcula Read More →Old Photos of Riva (Port) of Orebic
At the beginning of the 20th century in Orebic At Riva in 1910s Very old photo – from 1900s Donkeys waiting for ferry to Korcula – 1920s photo Sailing in calm waters in front of Riva – 1940s Wooden boat mooring at Riva Riva in... Read more »Playing Water Polo at Riva in Orebic in 1930s
Playing Water Polo at Riva (Port) in Orebic in 1930s – lovely and rare photo from the old times.. It is possible the photo is taken on the same occasion as this one, just across the Channel Read more about water polo tradition in the area and... Read more »Camping in Orebic in 1930s
Camping in Orebic in 1930s – setting up a camp site – nice history of tourism in Orebic photo. Read More →