Orebic is located towards the tip of the Peljesac Peninsula, opposite the island of Korcula. Once upon a time very well known for its maritime industry – which reached a peak in the mid-19th century during the Austro-Hungarian Empire – these days it is probably the best known resort on the Peljesac Peninsula. It is home to some lovely beaches, including that rarity in Croatia – sandy beaches! (Check out Trstenica Beach in particular.) The area is also a suitable location for a range of activities, including surfing and diving.
Getting to Orebic
Orebic can be reached by bus from Dubrovnik, and there are a few buses a day with a journey time of around 2 hours 30 or 45 minutes. You can look up schedules on either the Dubrovnik Bus Terminal website, or on the Autotrans website where you can buy tickets online.
If you’ve got your own set of wheels and are travelling to Orebic from the north, it would make most sense to catch the Ploce – Trpanj Jadrolinija ferry to get onto the Peninsula, and then drive down to Orebic.
Sightseeing in Orebic
The Maritime Museum contains objects that tell the history of the maritime industry, once so important to the area.
The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Angels, from the 15th century, sits on a hill outside of the town. Sailors of times gone by would sound their sirens on returning to the area and viewing the monastery, as a sign of gratitude. The Monastery still houses the icon Our Lady of Angels, which was claimed to protect sea captains.
Sveti Ilija (St Elijah) Mountain (961m high) above town can be climbed for fantastic views over the Peljesac Peninsula and the Adriatic sea.
Accommodation in Orebic
Because of its popularity, there are a number of accommodation options available in Orebic offering something for all budgets and tastes – from four-star boutique hotels and villas to campsites and private rooms. Check out our Accommodation in Orebic page for full details.
Find out more on the town at the Orebic Tourist Office website.