Potomje, an ancient village in the central part of the Peninsula, situated at the western edges of the fertile valley at 300 meter above sea level.
On just about 15 km away from Orebic the village is connected to the nearest sea shore by 400 meters long tunnel, part of the 2.5 km road that takes you to the nearest seashore villages Potočine and Borak on the he southern shores of the Peninsula.
Due to its location (cool nights and pleasant, warm days) Potomje is well known as a centre of the wine-growing areas of Dingač, Plavac and Potup wines that local people ( nowadays, just above 250 inhabitants) still produce for centuries.
Although pretty small, the village is also home of 5 ancient churches, dating from 14th century onwards – Sv Petar, Sv Toma, Sv Juraj, Sv Lucija and Sv Vid, the later one situated in the fields, all opened for visitors.
A local football club, established in 1920s is a centre of villagers sport activities.
Getting to Potomje:
- There is a regular bus service to Potomje – see info and schedules here
If visiting Potomje, beside walking along the vine groves and visiting old churches, I would recommend you also to visit local wineries to see production of wines and possible wine tasting.
There is a very nice winery in the village is Matusko Winery, that offers visitors the opportunity to taste and possibly buy their wine (www.matusko-vina.hr) as well as PZ Dingac winery, the old wine producing Potomje’s collective.
Map of Potomje