Peninsula Peljesac - holiday apartments and houses

The Peljesac peninsula is lieing with almost its full length to the mainland. It has an area of 350 sq km (70 km long and up to 8 km wide) and is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. 8,000 people live on it. In the south it is conntected with the mainland by the place Stone. In the West, it is only separated by the small channel of Peljesac from the island of Korcula.

Peljesac draws by rugged rock landscapes through. The highest mountain is the Sveti Ilija with 961m and from its summit there is a wonderful view. The mountains are covered with wild scrub. In the valleys grow wine, olives, citrus, cypress and pine. On the Peljesac live the last jackals of Europe, sometimes at night you can hear howl.

The peninsula is relatively calm and the tourists ignore it completely or use it as access to the island of Korcula. The tourists who come directly to Peljesac, they especially stay in the city Ston with its beautiful tone fortification. Or in the other villages of the Peljesac Riviera, especially in the bustling tourist place Orebic, from where the ferries going to the island of Korcula. From Trpanj, the second biggest city in the north, car ferries regularly drive to Ploce on the mainland.

The most beautiful beach on the peninsula is the well-attended town beach in Orebic. Other small sand and gravel bays are also in other places, especially on the south coast. The Peninsula is well-know, especially for their good wine, the red Dingac, the dry Postup and the white and red Kastelet. The residents are living beside to the vineyards also from fishing and shellfish farming.

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