Across the Peljesac channel (Pelješki kanal) from Korcula is the Peljesac peninsula. On the hills above the sea, you will see abandoned villas and gardens, stone walls, a trace of the past. Lemon, fig, herbs and wildflowers surround the villages gardens and fields on the Peljesac peninsula. The dry terrain is covered with macchia.
- The whole Peljesac peninsula has about 2700 residents where 700 inhabitants live only in Ston. Ston was a military fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls are among the most famous in the world: there is a 900 meters long town wall and 5 km Great Wall outside the town. The walls extend to Mali Ston (Small or Little or Ston).
Ston walls are the second longest defensive walls in the world, the longest after the Great Chinese wall. Ston is one of the first and most beautiful examples of a planned town architecture. Ston was founded in 1333. The town was fortified by 980m long walls, forming an irregular pentagon, with more massive towers on the corners.
In the past, Peljesac had economic value for the Republic. Dubrovnik Republic wanted to include Peljesac peninsula in its territory. Peljesac was especially valued for its salt pans dating back to the Roman empire and its vineyards.
The local restaurants offer domestic specialties, especially world famous oysters as well as other seafood. If you come on Pelješac, you have opportunities for wine tasting.
The most famous Pelješac wine is called Dingac. The only wine that can be called Dingac is grown only in Potomje, Dingac region.
Today, visitors come to climb on walls and look the Adriatic Sea.
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Sports & naturePeljesac offers opportunities for outdoor activities, especially if you prefer a good beach. Peljesac has more than sandy beaches: Trstenik, Prapatno, Trstenica beaches are very clean and popular.
Nightlife infoIn Ston, you can enjoy in cafe, restaurants, taste domestic specialties, especially world famous oysters, as well as other seafood. If you would like casino or something more, you can go in Dubrovnik.
Culture and history infoSton walls are the second longest defensive walls in the world. The Great Chinese wall is the first. The most massive fortress of Ston, Veliki Kastio, rises on the south-western corner. There are several old churches near Ston, but most of them are in ruins now.
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