Trips in Korcula


By 20 January 2018

Located directly across the strait from the town of Korcula you’ll find Orebić, the largest town on the Peljesac peninsula. A town first established in the 15th-century and named after one of the naval families that inhabited the area, Orebić today has over 2,000 residents and is a very popular destination for tourists in the summer season.

If you’re an oenophile, you’ll be happy to find that Orebić is known for the wine regions of Dingač and Postup, made from the red wine grape Plavac Mali. While Dingač was actually the first Croatian wine protected by law in 1961, Postup was the second in 1967.

In the town of Orebić itself, you can find Korta Katarina, a winery established in the area in 2006 by American couple Lee and Penny Anderson. Known as the first local venue of its kind in Southern Croatia, KK is not just a winery, but also boasts a tasting room, wine bar, and 10-bedroom boutique hotel. The wines of Korta Katarina are from the regions of Dingač, Postup (Plavac Mali and Zinfandel) and Čara from the island of Korcula. 

If you’re looking to adventure a bit more on the mainland, take a ride on the ‘Peljesac wine road’ and stop by the many small, family-owned roadside wineries. Many of the wineries also sell homemade olive oils and liquors, and we’re certain smoked meats and cheeses are kept in the family storage for a taste if you fancy. Don’t miss out on Saints Hills Winery, the Peninsula Wine Bar & Shop, Miloš Winery, and Matuško Winery. 

While there are several kilometers of beaches in Orebić, visitors to the area prefer Trstenica and Perna best. At most beaches in Orebić, you can find cafes and restaurants without a problem, and sunbeds and umbrellas are usually available to rent. 

The interested in more adventurous tourism can take a hike to the top of Mt. Veti Ilija, the highest point of Peljesac (961m) which towers over the town of Orebić. There are many marked hiking paths up the mountain, and mount bikers can even enjoy the lower slopes of the mountain. There are many routes hikers can take up the mountain, and hike lengths range from 2 to four hours. Windsurfing is also very popular in the area. 

For a touch of history, visitors can enjoy the Maritime Museum in Orebić and an XV. century church and Franciscan monastery high above the town. 

Located along the coast, Orebić is easily reachable by car (if you take the road through Ston, crossing the entire peninsula) or by ferry from Korčula town - which takes just 15 minutes. The ferry runs up to 16 times a day in the high-season (15 kuna), while the low-season will see 2 to 7 journeys a day (12 kuna). You can find the timetable here

You can find out more about Orebić here

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