Orebic is a pretty port town located on the Peljesac and separated by a narrow channel from Korcula Island. Traditionally the town was an important maritime base. Today many residents are involved in tourism and the production of fine wine, particularly the very delicious red wine Dingac. The town has long pebble beaches, such as the popular beach Trstenica and plenty of restaurants to try local dishes.
Orebic provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday or as a day trip from Korcula. But the area also caters well for the more active traveller. For example there are plenty of water sports and numerous walking and cycling trails, such as to the peak of Mount Saint Ilija which rises high behind the town.
Why stay here?
- The town is a great destination for an active holiday. For example there are lots of walking and cycling opportunities and nearby windsurfing facilities in Viganj
- There are numerous vineyards and wineries in close proximity where you can sample high-quality wines
- It is just a short boat trip to Korcula and has good travel connections to Dubrovnik
Where to stay?
If you prefer to stay in a hotel in Orebic, there are some great choices. Our top recommendation would be the Boutique Hotel Adriatic, which is adult only. It is located on the waterfront so try and get a room with a sea-view! There is also a hotel restaurant with an extensive selection of Peljesac wines. You can book your stay here. If you are coming to Orebic on a family holiday the Aminess Grand Azur is an ideal choice. The hotel has a children and adult swimming pool and a mini club to entertain the kids. You can book your stay here.
If you are looking for a bit more space and privacy, an apartment stay would suit you well. There are many self catering accommodation options in Orebic. You can search for availability and choose your perfect place to stay here.
Top 5 things to do in Orebic
- Visit the Maritime Museum where you can learn more about Orebic’s maritime history and culture. The museum hosts a number of art exhibitions throughout the summer.
- Orebic is located in the Peljesac region. The area is well known for its production of wine such as the popular varieties of Dingac and Postup. Be sure to visit a few of the wineries in the region.
- The coastline of Orebic is dotted with lots of pebble beaches. Just pack up your swim wear and find your perfect spot for relaxation or to enjoy some water sports. There are a few market stalls where you can buy snorkels, swimming shoes, lilos and other useful beachwear.
- If you are visiting outside of the hot summer months (July/August), for something challenging you can hike to the top of Mount St Ilija. Your reward is breathtaking panoramic 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 area. Bikes can be hired from a number of tourist agencies in the town either by the hour or the day.
- Take the regular passenger ferry from Orebic to Korcula. It is just a short 15-minute crossing. The boat trip also provides great photo opportunities! Then spend the day exploring Korcula Old Town or join a tour to explore more of the island.
Getting to Orebic from Korcula
- The passenger ferry departs from Korcula Town. You can purchase tickets at the small kiosk near the departure point at the west port.
- There are a number of crossings daily, the frequency depends upon the time of year. Crossing duration is 15 minutes.
- Operating year-round. See timetable.
Jadrolinija Car Ferry
- The car ferry departs from Domince, which is 2km from the centre of Korcula Town. Tickets can be brought online from the Jadrolinija website or from a Jadrolinija ticket office (there is a ticket office in Orebic, Korcula Town and at the Domince port).
- Crossing duration is around 15-20 minutes.
- Operating year-round. See timetable.
- Jadrolinija website – www.jadrolinija.hr
Getting around Orebic
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 and the surrounding area.
By car / By scooter
To travel further around the Peljesac region, you can hire a car or scooter from one of the local tourist agencies.
During the peak season, you can travel from Orebic to Loviste and Trpanj.