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CULTURE AND ATTRACTIONS


Bibinje offers possibility for great vacation. You can On Christmas Eve inhabitants visit other houses and sing Christmas songs and felicitate each other. There are many traditional celebrations of local Saints. There are many attractions to see in Peljesac: ?? Walls of Ston; ?? Franciscan monastery with St. Nicholas` Church in Ston; ?? Church of St. Michael near Ston; ?? Church of Delorit near Kuna; ?? Nautical Museum in Orebic; ?? Collection of Celestin Medovic`s paintings in Kuna; ?? St. Vlaho`s Church in Janjina; ?? Duke`s Palace in Janjina; ?? Medieval Fort in Trpanj; ?? Statue of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Trpanj; ?? Church of St. Rok in Trpanj;

TOURISM


Peljesac is sandy peninsula. It is full of beautiful small pebbly and sand beaches. You can enjoy in some water sports such as surfing, wind and kite surfing, diving, other sports such as tennis, hiking, biking... You can also go on excursions to Dubrovnik, National Park Mljet, Island Korcula and many other islets near Peljesac. Inhabitants of Peljesac are directed among the other to tourism, so they offer accommodation in hotels, private houses, apartments, villas... Peljesac is natural beauty, untouched by people that offers everything you need for fun, peaceful, enjoying vacation.

HISTORY


Many foundings testify that Peljesac was inhabitated since Stone Age. Romans inhabitated peninsula in the 2nd century B.C. In 1326. Dubrovnik occupies Peljesac, for the purpose of connecting with North Dalmatia. They founded today`s Ston and built walls around it to protect Ston`s salt pans. Salt pans were giving rich income to Dubrovnik`s Republic. In 1806. Napoleon`s troops occupied Peljesac, after 5 centuries of Dubrovnik`s domination. In 1814. Peljesac gets under the rule of Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy and in 1918. it is adjoined to Yugoslavia. Since 1991. Peljesac is part of Independent Republic of Croatia.

LOCATION AND CLIMATE


Peljesac (Croatia, South Dalmatia) is second largest peninsula in Croatia, after Istria (North Adriatic, Croatia). It has area of 358 km2. It is located between Neretva and Maloston bays, Mljet and Peljesac bays. Peljesac used to be an island, which became peninsula by sedimentation of banks. It is connected with mainland with road. Peljesac has around 9000 inhabitants that are directed to olive and vine growing, fishing and tourism. Most popular tourist destinations on peninsula Peljesac are: Orebic, Ston, Trpanj, Janjina.... Trpanj is located on the northeast side of Peljesac. It is connected with Ploce with ferries. Trpanj was first time mentioned in 12th century as Trepen. It has around 700 inhabitants. Ston is located on south side of Peljesac. It was second most important town in Dubrovnik`s Republic. Ston is surrounded with 1 km long wall. It has around 530 inhabitants. Orebic is located on west side of peninsula Peljesac, in the bottom of Peljesac`s highest peak St. Ilija (961 m). It is largest town on Peljesac and it has around 2000 inhabitants. Janjina is located in the middle of peninsula Peljesac. It has around 260 inhabitants. Janjina is situated 2 km far from the sea. Climate on peninsula Peljesac is Mediterranean with Mediterranean vegetation. It is rich with woods and cypress wood is protected. Peljesac has very rich nature, untouched by man. It has clean and clear sea, fresh air, rich sea world... Average year temperature on peninsula Peljesac is around 20 °C.