Peljesac Region

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General information

Municipalities that are located in this region are: Ston, Janjina, Trpanj, Orebić. This region is situated in the southern part of the Croatian, between the Neretva Channel, bay of Mali Ston, Mljet channel and the Pelješac channel.

Region Pelješac is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. By the surface, Ston is is the largest municipality, but Orebić is the most populated. Population density is very low and the region is predominantly rural.

Ston, Izvor: photonet
NATURAL BEAUTIES

"Cave Gudnja is the multilayered prehistoric site from the early Neolithic."

"The specific animal species that inhabit the peninsula is Čagalj, which is also called a jackal or coyote.

"The peninsula has very small amount of snakes becouse of the mongoose."

A special nature reserve in the sea is the Gulf of Mali Ston and Malo More. The area is important for the entire peninsula and its population engaged in shellfish farming. The significant landscapes under local protection are the coves Vučina the coastal strip and Prapratno bay.

Hill St. Elijah with its peak at 961 m is due to the height and the separate position peninsula one of the widest and most beautiful views in the Croatian mountains. The hill is also known as the serpent hill, and the name comes from pre-Christian times when the top was a cult place Old Slavic god of thunder.

Cave Gudnja is located above Ston in the massif of mount Porača, at an altitude of 400m. The entrance to the cave is facing the sea, and it is surrounded with steep hills and slopes of the mountain ranges that close almost all the roads to it.

Healing mud Trpanj - after research it is confirmed that this healing mud is great treatment for rheumatic diseases. Using mud is accessible to all and free of charge.

Mostly rocky and very steep, Pelješac is covered with low bushes, and numerous endemic and medicinal plants.

Ston, Izvor: Boris Jović
Panorama, TZ Ston
CULTURE AND SIGHTS

Ston walls are long 5.5 kilometers and they are under protection as a historical urban whole of Ston.

Saltwork Ston is the oldest in Europe, dating from the 14th century and it is used even today. It was created after the Dubrovnik Republic bought Ston 1333.

Maritime Museum in Orebić testifies to the maritime tradition of this region.

From religious buildings, protected are the church of St. Michael and monastery in Ston, the Franciscan church of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Orebić as well as the Church of Our Lady of Loreto with a Franciscan monastery in Kuna.

Medieval churches and monasteries: St. Michael, Our Lady of Lužina, Sv. Peter and Paul, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of the Angels with the Franciscan monastery, Our Lady of Loreto with a Franciscan monastery.

The underwater world of the peninsula preserves cultural assets such as shipwrecks. Among the Peljesac peninsula and the island of Korcula were fought naval battle during which sank many ships. The wooden parts of some of these ships are covered with centuries-old layers of sand, so today's visitors can see the beautiful stone ship anchors and parts of amphorae.

"Between the Peljesac peninsula and the island of Korčula was occured one important sea battle during which was captured Marco Polo."
Stonske zdidne, TZ Ston
EVENTS AND TRADITIONS
" The feast of St. Joseph in Ston is traditionally celebrated by including days of  Mali Ston oysters.."

In the municipality of Ston aquaculture is the most developed, and it refers to the cultivation of oysters in the bay. Agriculture in this region is related to Ston field where the majority of the products grapes, tangerines and other citrus fruits, olives, etc.

The feast of St. Joseph in Ston is traditionally celebrated by including days of  Mali Ston oysters. Tasting of oysters and Peljesac wines is organized with Dalmatian music and folklore performances.

''Cultural'' Ponikve was founded in 2012 in order to preserve the customs and traditions of Ponikve. It counts more than 50 members of the younger and older groups, and mainly represents linđo dancing and singing traditional songs.

Tradicija, Izvor: TZ Ston
Tradicija, Izvor: TZ Ston
GASTRONOMY AND WINE

Traces of growing oysters in the bay Mali ston are from the Roman period on this area.

Famous specialty is oysters with lemon - it is a fresh, raw oysters that were just sprinkled with a few drops of lemon.

Ston cake called Marakula-cake (macaroni) is an ancient food whose recipe passed down through generations. This delicacy is prepared only for special occasions, Christmas, Easter and Carnival.

"Cake Marakula is a traditional delicacy."
Izvor: TZ Ston
Kamenice s limunom, Izvor: TZ Dubrovnik

Potomje produces the most famous wines from Pelješac: Dingač and Plavac mali. Postup is top quality dry red wine of controlled origin from limited areas of Pelješac.

Bačva, Izvor: TZ Ston
Torta od marakula, Izvor: TZ Ston

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