Peljesac Peninsula

The ferries that operate between the cities of Korcula and Orebib connect the island of Korcula with the Peljesac Peninsula. There is, in addition, a ferry route to the mainland between Plo& and Trpanj. Drivers normally take the coast road through Ston to the peninsula.

The Peljesac Peninsula is 65 kilometers long and between three and seven kilometers wide, with a total surface area of 355 square kilometers. The peninsula is known for its wine from the vinyards that grow and thrive on the terraced slopes of the rising hills here, which climb to a height of 961 meters at Mount Sv. Ilija. Two wines that must be sampled here are dingac and postup. Both have a high alcohol content of 14-15%. Dingac won a gold medal in Paris in 1910 and was the first Dalmatian wine ever to have its name protected.

Despite the streams of tourists that cross the peninsula on their way to and from Korcula, very little has changed here over the years. The residents live from fishing, raising oysters and producing wine. Many locals have, however, left the peninsula in search of employment in Dubrovnik or abroad. The Peljegac Peninsula is a place of natural beauty, with lovely pine forests, rocky heights and picturesque farming villages.

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