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Orebic, Peljesac, Croatia

About Orebic

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Orebic is a pretty port town located on the Peljesac, seperated by a narrow channel from Korcula Island. Traditionally the town was an important maritime base, now many residents are involved in tourism and the production of fine wine, including the very delicious red wine, Dingac. With long pebble beaches, including the popular beach Trstenica  and traditional restaurants, Orebic provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The area also caters well for the more active traveller, with plenty of water sport opportunities as well as numerous walking and cycling trails, including to the peak of Mount Saint Ilija which rises high behind the town.

Why Stay in Orebic?

Things To Do in Orebic

•  Great destination for an active holiday including lots of walking and cycling opportunities and nearby  

    wind surfing facilities

•  Close proximity to a number of vineyards and wineries where you can sample high quality wines

•  Short boat trip to Korcula and good travel connections to Dubrovnik

Visit the Maritime Museum in Orebic where you can learn more about Orebic's maritime history and culture. The museum also hosts a number of art exhibitions throughout the summer.

 

The Peljesac region in which Orebic is located is well known for its production of wine including the popular varities of Dingac and Postup. Be sure to visit a few of the wineries in the region or take a Cycle Wine tour of the area, where you get to learn more about vineyards and the process of wine-making and also get to sample local grapes.

 

The coastline of Orebic is dotted with lots of pebble beaches which provide perfect spots for relaxation and water sports. There are a few market stalls in Orebic where you can buy snorkels, swimming shoes, lilos and other useful beachware.

 

Travel a short way up the coast to Viganj or Kuciste and try your hand at windsurfing. The Peljesac Channel provides perfect conditions for this popular water sport. Surfing schools provides lessons for beginners or you can hire the equipment if you know how to windsurf.

 

If visiting outside of the hot summer months (July/August), a climb to the top of Mount St Ilija is rewarded by breathtaking panaromic views of the area and of Korcula Old Town. If you looking for something a little less energetic, there are lots of walking and biking trails in the Orebic area. Bikes can be hired by the hour or for the day from a number of tourist agencies in Orebic.

 

Take the regular passenger ferry from Orebic to Korcula; a short 15 minute crossing which also provides great photo opportunities of each destination. Spend the day exploring Korcula Old Town or take a bus or hire scooter and visit the sandy beaches in Lumbarda or the stunning Vaja Bay in Racisce. 

 

Travelling Around

By foot / By bike

Bikes can be hired from a number of tourist agencies in Orebic. There are a number of marked walking and hiking trails in Orebic and the surrounding area.

 

By car / By scooter

To travel further around the Peljesac region, a car or scooter can be hired from a few tourist agencies in Orebic.

 

By bus

During the peak season you can travel from Orebic to Loviste and Trpanj. See the bus schedule for further details.

 

Getting to Orebic from Korcula

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How about enjoying the views of the Peljesac Peninsula on the back of a horse? Leisurely trot along  countryside lanes with your local guide, Toni.

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