It is the longest of all Dalmatian peninsulas, abounding in natural bays, mostly covered with woods, with a coast full of beaches, reefs, bays and fjords. Peljesac was inhabited since ancient times by Illyrians and Greeks, later by Romans and since the 7th century by Slavs. The old historians mention it under the name Rathaneus Kersones, meaning the Cape Lynx.
Peljesac has an ancient maritime tradition and is the home of many captains famous for their skill and bravery on the open sea. It is also well known since ancient times for the fine vineyards, and the excellent sorts of wine, “Dingac” and “Postup”, are famous all over the world.
peljesac, croatiaThe visitors get a special experience by visiting the picturesque places on both sides of the coast, green with the olive and pine groves and the low bush forests. Across the whole peninsula there is a new asphalt road joining all the settlements. One branch of the road leads towards Trpanj, and from there you can take a ferry to Ploce or come back several times a day. A second branch leads to Orebic, and there is also a ferry to Korcula several times a day.