Excursions from Korcula and Peljesac
- enrich and complete Your holiday
Join organized tours and trips to discover hidden riches of Peljesac and surrounding islands. At Your disposal are: boat trips sailing through numerous coves and bays along the shore, wine tours of Peljesac for all wine lovers, trips to nearby tourist hot spots Dubrovnik, ferry boat trip to national park Mljet, legendary isle of Korcula only 10 min away from Orebic, and many other options to enrich and complete Your holiday. Fascinating landscapes with distinct historical impression have created unforgettable scenery which will become Your everlasting memory.
EXCURSIONS FROM OREBIC
PLACES WORTH SEEING IN OREBIC
The group starts in front of agency OREBIC TOURS at about 17 hours (5 p.m.) and sets out to the Franciscan monastery «Gospe od Anđela». This monastery is situated on the near small hill, one of the most beautiful views in the world. All the way you pass through thick pine and cypresses forest, inhaling the clean, fresh mountain air. During your walk you see the beautiful panoramic view of Orebic, the nearest archipelago, the town of Korcula and the island of Mljet. Your pleasant walk to the monastery lasts about 20 minutes. This Franciscan monastery from XV ct., maritime museum and the old capitan's grave-yard make the complex of the monastery which is situated 152 m above crystal clear sea surface, fits perfectly with its slim bell-tower and hunderd year old cypresses at the bottom of the massive mountain with it's dominating peak, Saint Ilija. This maritime museum keeps very valuable exhibits of the rich maritime history of Orebic, the symbol of see and navigation in Dalmatien.
On walking a little further, you find the early christian sanctuary near the village of Karmen. You see the church «Gospa od Karmena» and ruins of the hall of the duke of Trstenica. After your viewing of the sanctuary, the short break on the terrace of the village house is a must. Here you can sample very good home-made wine.
Walking further you arrive in the centre of Orebic, where you can see the old captain's houses, with their beautiful gardens and fontains from centuries gone by. Your arrival at the restaurant «Mlinica» (is part of one captain's house), the prior place for the oil production and today a most beautiful restaurant in rustic style. Dinner is served about 19.30 h consisting of: aperitif, meat or fish dishes with vegetables made «under the bell». Half a litre of wine is served per person then dessert. During the evening the guests are entertained by play-back music. The entertainment in a pleasant atmosphere lasts til 21.30 hours.
WINE TESTS BY A LOCAL FAMILY
Trip starts after dinner about 20.00 h by bus or a few combi-buses, take you to the village Prizdrina or other one on the Peljesac peninsula, where a traditional welcome will be extended by local family. A visit to their wine cellar will be followed by a snack of domestic cheese, salt fish, good domestic onion, one bottle wine pro person (0,75 l.). The romantic charm and exceptional wines accompanied with casets songs will make this evening memorable. By this opportunity it is possible to bay good domestic wines, brandy (rakija)... with moderate prices. Return is about 23.00 h.
Full day cruise starts at 09:00 untill cca 17:00 hours.
The trip leaves from Orebić by comfortable boat. This is the trip for those who love the sea, its beauties, and typical dalmatian atmosphere: swimming, sunbathing, singing, good local wines and freshly grilled fish. The boat will take you along the coast of Peljesac penninsula and nearby islands. Don't expect any extra comforts here. Beside the singer the only sound will be the song of the crickets or your own singing if you feel inclined to it.
The boat will drop anchor and after a pleasant swim in the romantic bay, lunch will be served: freshed grilled fish and plenty of good local wine. Eat and drink as much as you like, of course.
The password here is : enjoy! After lunch there will be more singing and swimming until return to Orebic late in the afternoon.
Dubrovnik is one ancient town surrounded by ramparts and fortresses. This treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, scrupulously preserved over the centuries, is also on UNESCO's List of World Cultural Heritage. A pleasant walk will show you the city's highlights, such as churches, palaces, museums and squares.
a) Korcula sightseeing by oneself, without quide.
It starts from Orebic by boat at abt. 9.30 a.m. Crossing the channel lasts 15 min. Korcula is considered to be a birthplace of Marco Polo, history and tradition are apparent when you walk along the paved streets and squares of this lovely town. Return is about 12.00 h or according to choice of the group.
b) Korčula seightseeing by quide.
It starts from Orebic by special boat. The city tour includes a visit to cultural and historical monuments, such as the Treasury of the Abbey, the City Museum, the Museum of Icons, the Rector's Palace as well as other places of interest.
In recent years, MEDUGORJE has become one of the most famous and most visited centres of pilgrimage in the whole Catholic world. On June 24, 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, appeared in the village of Bijakovici in the Medugorje parish, to six youngs parishioners (two boys and four girls). There have been apparitions every day since that date, and thousands upon thousands of pilgrims from all over the world have been converging on Medugorje. According to general estimates, during the last year over 25 milion pilgrims have visited it. Today Medugorje is the best known and one of most often mentioned settlement in the world. Medugorje as a unique phenomenon in the modern world that drew milions of pilgrims and religious tourists from the whole world into that rocky Herzegovinian village.
In Medugorje man becomes aware of his minority and opens up towards his fullness. His very coming to Medugorje is evidence that he is hungry for non-materialistic values. The hunger makes him search, and hope brings him to Medugorje. On a pilgrimage to find truth, the only thing that can free them, people meet this truth in Medugorje, and become its witnesses for each other.
People have only one need: to be loved. If no one carries him in his heart, man does not see his justification for living. And vice versa, if he carries no one in his heart, there seems to be no reason for his life here on earth. Who is loved has confidence in life and in himself.
MOSTAR – trip to Orient
Trip by bus starts at about 08:00 till 18:30. A modern coach takes us through the Pelješac penninsula, through vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages, by the Dalmatian «China Wall» at Ston, to the Adriatic highway and the deltaof river Neretva. Driving througt the river valley, we arrive in Mostar abt. 11:30.
Mostar used to be one of the trading centers of the Ottoman Empire (Kujundiluk) and traces of those days can still be seen today. In the city itself we visit the place of the old bridge, parts of the ancient Turkish bazaar, the great Mosque and the typical Turkish house. The return journey begins at 15:30 and en route we pass the most picturesque former Turkish fortress of Počitelj. After a short stop, we continue our drive towards Orebic where we arrive abt. 18:30.
ISLAND OF MLJET– NATIONAL PARK
The islanf of Mljet is one of the loveliest and most densely wooded island in the Adriatic. A part of the island has been declared a national park, whose main attractions are two salt-water lakes – Veliko & Malo jezero (great and small lake). Join a boat cruise on the Great lake for a view of the islet with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. Enjoy a stroll through lush pine woods or swim in the lovely salt-water lakes. Guide and entrance fees to the National Park included.
Half day cruise starts at cca. 09:00 untill cca. 15:00.
The trip leaves from Orebic by comfortable boat. The destination of this trip will be the nearby archipelago of Peljesac Channel, consisting of 20 islets, some of which are the most breathtaking in the Adriatic. Badija with its 15th century monastery, Vrnik, famous for its two quarries of the «white stone», and Majsan with prehistoric remains, are among best known islands in the archipelago. Most of the islands are uninhabited, the vegetation is still naturally lush and the water is blue and crystal clear, making your visit well worthwhile.
There is plenty of opportunity for walks and swimming, before return we stop and visit town of Korčula for 1-2 hours .
MORESKA – SWORD DANCE
This sword dance will take you back to the 15th century to the period of continuous wars in the Mediterranean and the struggle between Cross and Crescent. Today, Moreska is the only such dance in the Mediterranean performed in its most attractive form. Thirty dancers complete fiercely in a dance dangerous even for experts to win the princess – Bula. While in Korcula, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique dance.