Shells and Red Wine Lovers' Paradise
Pelješac is, after Istria, the second largest peninsula on the Adriatic coast. It is situated in the very south of Dalmatia, and is a home to several large and interesting villages and towns which are worth visiting: Ston, Brijest, Trpanj, Viganj and Orebić.
This is a famous tourist destination, especially during the summer. Much of the tourist offer of this peninsula is found in a rich historical and cultural heritage that can be seen in many churches, villas and other sights. Pelješac, the famous center of sailors and seamen, is today a tourist destination known for its superior gastro-enologic offer. Gourmets have long known of the wide range of shells from Malostonski Zaljev (Malostonski Bay), primarily of the well-known and recognized oysters, and of the excellent wines Dingač and Postup.
For lovers of active holidays, especially hiking, there are mountains Sv. Ivan and Sv. Ilija; for pedestrians and cyclists – routes in the western part of the peninsula; for surfers – Viganj, on which the western mistral wind blows several times faster than it usually does elswhere on the Adriatic, and has made it for years an ideal destination for professional and recreational surfers.