An elegant seaside town on the Dalmatian Coast, romantic Orebic boasts beautiful beaches and fine walks in the stunning Peljesac peninsula. Its narrow streets are scattered with graceful villas, built by wealthy merchants and aristocrats, and the surrounding hills are home to some of the finest wineries in all Croatia. There are lots of water sports available along the coast, and the handsome town boasts a good choice of restaurants, cafés and bars. You can take a ferry across to Korcula island, which is visible offshore, or head to the gorgeous city of Dubrovnik, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is about a 2-hour drive away.
Orebic is a charming and historic town in the foothills of the spectacular Peljesac peninsula. Sitting pretty on a beautiful harbour, there are lots of wonderful beaches that stretch along the gorgeous coastline. You can simply relax in the sun, or try out some of the many water sports available here, head into the hills for some walking, or take a tour of the prestigious wineries for which the region is famous. Perhaps you fancy taking the ferry over to the beautiful island of Korcula, which is scattered with enchanting little towns and villages, and you shouldn’t miss a day trip to spectacular Dubrovnik, with its remarkable old town encircled by massive medieval walls (which you might recognise from the TV series, Game of Thrones).
Despite its diminutive size, Orebic has a great choice of places to eat and drink, whether you want to tuck into fresh seafood at a waterfront tavern, or enjoy cake and ice cream with the kids. While you’ll find a smattering of places serving other cuisines – mainly Italian – most of the restaurants specialise in the delicious local dishes of the Dalmatian Coast. These include spectacularly fresh seafood, including the prawns, oysters and other shellfish for which the coast is famous. Often the fish is served simply grilled, to make the most of its freshness. Squid, and fishermen’s stews are also popular. If you’re not a seafood fan, there’s plenty to keep you happy, from hearty pasta dishes to traditional meat and vegetable stews. All washed down, of course, with some of the fantastic local wines.
Orebic is a perfect summer holiday destination for the family if you’re looking for laid-back fun in the sun. It boasts some of the best beaches on the Dalmatian Coast, including long and lovely Trstenica, which has calm, shallow waters and a host of amenities for water sports. Kids might also enjoy scrambling around the charming old town, where there are lots of friendly cafés where they can have an ice-cream to beat the heat. Children always enjoy boat trips, and there are regular ferries across the channel to the island of Korcula, which has a wealth of inviting little towns and villages to explore.
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Orebic has a gorgeous setting on the magnificent and unspoilt Peljesac peninsula. It has some of the best beaches on the Dalmatian Coast, where you can swim, snorkel, sail and try a host of water sports. These include paddle-boarding, sea-kayaking, fishing and scuba diving: local suppliers can rent equipment and arrange excursions to the best dive sites. The nearby village of Vganj has become a mecca for wind-surfing and kite-surfing in recent years, and you can take courses or just rent equipment. The area is also fantastic for hiking: one of the best local treks will bring you to the top of Mount St Ilija, which is almost 1000 metres high, and offers amazing views from the summit.
Orebic boasts some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere along the Dalmatian Coast, which is best known for its tiny coves. The biggest is Trstenica, about a 15-minute walk from the harbour, which stretches for about a kilometre and is backed by a seafront promenade. It offers a host of facilities, including sunbeds and parasols for rent, and you can do all kinds of water sports here, from jet-skiing to parasailing. The shallow waters and gently shelving beach make it ideal for children. Other local beaches include Perna, which is shaded by large pine trees, and boasts a couple of charming beach cafés. Or you could take a water taxi to Viganj, which has become a mecca for windsurfing and kite-surfing.
Orebic is a quiet and tranquil town, and the nightlife here revolves around the beachfront bars and tavernas. You can drift lazily from bar to bar, enjoying a glass of the local wine while you soak up the sea views. A couple of bars host occasional live gigs in the summer season but you won’t find anything in the way of nightclubs. You could take the ferry across to the island of Korcula, which has a livelier nightlife scene, particularly in the summer. If you’ve made a day trip to Dubrovnik, you might want to hang around in the evenings: this gorgeous, glamorous city has a host of fabulous cocktails bars, beach clubs and more.
If you and your partner want to enjoy a beautiful landscape, gorgeous beaches, delicious food and great walks, then Orebic is the perfect destination for you. Relaxed, tranquil and very picturesque, it provides an idyllic setting for romance. You can bask in the sunshine on one of the gorgeous beaches, perhaps have a go at some of the water sports available, or take a sunset boat cruise along this magnificent stretch of the Dalmatian Coast. You might also fancy a tour of the local vineyards, for which the Peljesac peninsula is justly famous, or perhaps visit some of the area’s beautiful historic towns, such as Ston, which is encircled by impressive medieval walls.
Orebic and the Peljesac peninsula have long provided a summer retreat for wealthy aristocrats, and their handsome villas and mansions are scattered throughout the hills. In Orebic, you’ll find lots of beautiful buildings along its ancient streets, including one that contains a fascinating little maritime museum. A 15th-century monastery crowns a hilltop nearby, and was dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels, who provided protection for the sailors. The town has a summer-long cultural festival that offers everything from concerts to art exhibitions and drama performances. Other unmissable cultural sights in the area include the town of Ston, which is encircled by huge medieval walls – among the longest and most impressive anywhere in Europe.