Pelješac is the biggest peninsula after Istrien at the Adriatic coast.
From the isthmus at Ston up to the cape Lovišce in the northwest is the peninsula 65 kilometers long.
The northern areas are covered by jaw-forests and macchia, while fruits, vegetables and vines thrive in the warmer southern areas. The inhabitants deal mainly with viticulture (the known Dingac 'Postup').
Also the salt-works and oyster-breeding are known. The most beautiful part of the peninsula is the southern coast between Viganj and Orebic. Along a road the peninsula connects the places with the Adriatic way.
The small tourist village Brijesta is situated at the Mali Ston canal and its bay of the same name. Some small islands (Tajan, Kokošari, Lovorikovac and Pucenjak) as well as the coast with its beaches are an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing and sport fishing. Brijesta offers a camping site as well as private accommodation for about 600 tourists.
At the south coast of the peninsula Peljesac, just opposite of Korcula, the tourist will find the small and well-known destination Orebic. The limestone peaks Sv. Ilija (961 m) and Vizanjca (443 m) are protecting the town from the cold wind „Bora“. The landscape around the place has a Mediterranean luxuriant vegetation such as pines, southern fruits and almonds. From the various beaches, Trstenica is the most popular. Orebic characteristic features is an unspoiled nature. There are many cypresses, olives, almonds, agaves and flowers to admire. The long sandy beaches as well as numerous bays and inlets with a crystal-clear sea offer unforgettable sunsets which take you back in the time of the Greek classical antiquity.
At the southern coast of the peninsula Peljeac is VIGANJ, a place of rich sailors, and with a tourist-gastronomic tradition. The bay of Viganj is just right for sailing because of its mild climate and the mistral which blows in the summer, the reason that a championship in wind surfing takes place every year. Beside the beautiful gravel beach, which is approx. 500 m long,
umbrella tree woods and lonely nudist beaches, Viganj offers you
also the possibility for a hike to the peak of Sveti Ilija (961
meters). A diving school is offered likewise. Viganj has approx.
300 beds in private accommodations as well as five private camping
sites, which can accept approx. 2000 people.Viganj has good transportation
connections to Korcula (ship) and to Orebic, Trpanj and Dubrovnik
(bus). Numerous trip possibilities exist into the surrounding areas.