OTHER ACTIVITIES

Diving

Numerous cliffs, walls, caves, galley and ship wrecks in the channel between Pelješac and Korčula and surrounding region, offer a pleasant underwater moments, no matter if you are beginners or experienced divers. The underwater life starts allready at 5m depth. The walls are covered with brown, red and green algae and numerous sponges, mosses and corals. The more you go closer to the bottom it is getting more and more sandy with beautiful rocks, shells and fish. You will encounter magnificent walls of Anemone, Gorgonians, underwater caves and cave passages. Particular rarity and unique attraction of this area are underwater caves (especially in area of Žuljana).

In the 13th century, in the area between the peninsula Pelješac and the island of Korčula, one great and important sea battle took place between the Republic of Genoa and the Venetians, and on which occasion the galley’s commander Marko Polo was captured. More than 60 galleys on both sides were sent to the bottom in this battle. Wooden parts of the ships are long gone or covered with hundred years old sediments of sand, but today’s visitors can still see the amazing leaden or stone ships anchors as well as the parts of amphora (covered with algae, moss and sponges) on the depth of 25-40m. Ship “BOKA” is situated on the depth of 15m (Orebić). It stranded and then went under in 1981. Its length is 106 m. Part of the ship over the draught’s level has been cut and towed away while the whole bottom is lying at the sea bottom.

Especially popular are five ship wrecks between 15m. and 45m. deep ( Žuljana): German torpedo boat S 57 (sunk in 1944), two supply ships (Pola-Pola), sunk 30 years ago, a cement freighter and a ferry Seibel (Ponton).These are only some of the options in Pelješac and Korcula region, which we mentioned because of their extraordinary beauty and importance, for more informations make contact with local diving centers, in Viganj, Mokalo (Orebić), Trstenik and Žuljana.

Cycling

Cycling along with windsurfing, sport with the largest potential in this part of Pelješac, except car road routes that do not require the organization or special instructions, there are numerous hiking trails, goat paths, routes between old villages, gravel roads through the vineyards and olive groves, Napoleon road… Unfortunately, it is not yet understood the potential of mountain biking, and its meaning for tourism it self. Although much is marked and exists in the charts, there are parts which are not maintained, and they, so far remain a secret to local riders.

Speleology

Speleological facilities which the list has more than fifty, and the most attractive pits and caves, and high cliffs, are ideal for the development speleological climbing and tourism. Caves in Zelenica, Lozica, Duba and Bezdija still unexplored archaeological and potential archaeological sites and cave like the one at St. Elijah, which is about 215 meters deep, are extremely interesting as the speleological objects.

Paragliding

From St.Elijah hill (961m)-with spectacular views of the Pelješac Channel, “škoji” (Korčula archipelago), Korčula island…

Mountaineering-Trekking

Except of St. Elijah, Nakovana area, there are many routes through olive groves and vineyards all over the Pelješac and Korčula.

Rock(free)-climbing

Another sport with great potential, with many natural rock climbing sites, but without directions, yet. We hope to be the first to inform you about any change, soon!

But that’s not all, along with Dalmatian traditional sports such as bowling and water polo, which are practiced at every step in Dalmatia, including Viganj, we inform of ongoing work on the object in Viganj, that will provide the opportunity for soccer, handball, basketball and tennis, unfortunately so far only in Orebić (8km). And do not forget the most popular sport in Dalmatia, sipping Bevanda (wine and water) in the shade!




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