WHERE TO GO

One of the qualities of  Viganj is his position, as it lies at a point where you can make various day trips such as going all along the Pelješac Peninsula and visiting its numerus villages, make a trip to the medieval city of Dubrovnik, spend the day in the nature of Nakovana, climb to St.Ilija mountain, or simply take a boat and visit some of the nearby islands.

In this part of menu you can learn about all these places.

PELJEŠAC

Pelješac peninsula is situated in southern Dalmatia, approximately 65 km long and covers 348 km2 area. Pelješac is rich with forests of black pine and Mediterranean plants, and a big part of the area is under the olive groves and vineyards, which delivers virgin olive oil and high-quality red wines. A large portion of the peninsula Pelješac is almost like one connected settlement at places interrupted by beaches and bays containing lush Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation. All this together with the sea and sun gives peninsula Pelješac the characteristics of a real… (READ MORE )

WINE ROAD

The concept of the wine road have covered enogastronomy in conjunction with the culture and folklore, of the appointed wine-growing region. Wine Road represents relaxation and entertainment, and in the same time is also educational and cultural. Offers a new generation of tourists who want to relax in rural surroundings, but also for those who wants to meet closer authentic products, the process of its production and authenticity of folk customs, food and drinks.

Wine route today represents an important link of the rural tourism and…(READ MORE)

FLORA AND FAUNA

The Western Pelješac peninsula is extremely rich in plant and animal species, some of which are rare or endemic. From 150 plant species that biological expedition from Antropology Institute Zagreb reported in 2001 on the plateau of Nakovana exists 66 wild edible plants, and 51 of them possess medicinal feature. Among major importance of edible plants, the distinguished ons are; Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) which gives flourish fruits called Arbutus berry, Whitty pear (Sorbus domestica), Climbing asparagus fern (Asparagus acutifolius), etc(READ MORE)

SVETI ILIJA

Sveti Ilija (Saint Elijah, 961 m) is the highest summit and the most famous mountaineering destination on Pelješac peninsula, situated on its western end. Massif around the summit of Sv. Ilija stretches from NE to SW coast of the peninsula, it is 6,5 km long and around 2,5 km wide.

One legend says that the summit was called Perunovo brdo (Perun´s mountain) after old Slavic word for god Perun, the master of thunders. The church of St. Ilija (elijah) & Pantelija was builded here in 16 or 17 century. It was destroyed by… (READ MORE)

NAKOVANA

The nakovana plateau has been inhabited for at least 8000 years. The earlier evidence of human occupation comes from the Spila cave. Later, during the first millenium BC, Illyrians inhabited this region. Their central settelement was on hill which is still called “Grad” (Town). Numerous stone piles “Gomila” scattered around “Grad” contain burials of Illyrian chiefs and nobles and the cave hides their shrine (sanctuary). The hill called “Grad” is an ideal natural setting for a hillfort. With its 350 meters is a very geo-strategic location, from where it can be monitored the entire…(READ MORE)

ISLANDS

If you want to know the islands which are located near Viganj, go to this menu, in which not only showing their beauty, but also myths and legends of each.

KORČULA: The town of Korčula is situated…

ŠKOJI: Is a group of islands in Korčula…

MLJET: Is for many tourists one…

LASTOVO: Is a beautiful island…(VIŠE)

DUBROVNIK

It is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and a treasure of cultural and historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand year existence. In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural and economic centers on the Mediterranean. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events, a city of summer festivals, an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that… (READ MORE)

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