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Location of Orebić
This Croatian town is in Dalmatia, in Dubrovnik-Neretva County. It lies in the south-western part of Pelješac peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sveti Ilija. There is a ferry connection to the town of Korčula, on the other side of the Pelješac Channel.
History of Orebić
The first inhabitants of Orebić were the Illyrians in 2000BC. They lived in fortified settlements built on the nearby hills. The Roman Octavian ended their rule. Later, the ancestors of Croatians, the Slavs arrived in the 7th century. Orebić became part of the Republic of Ragusa by the 14th century. The town got its current name in the 16th century when the well-known noble Orebić family of sea captains moved here. They played an important role in local history.
Another interesting fact is that the local seamen made up a significant part of the navy of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The development of Orebić became even more rapid in the 18th century. Then, it fell into the hands of the French, who had defeated the Republic of Ragusa. After the fall of Napoleon, the region was under Habsburg rule. In 1918 the new Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian state and later Yugoslavia took over.
Weather in Orebić
Orebić, famous for its maritime traditions, has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with little rainfall. Due to the cooling effect of the sea, even the hottest days are bearable. The average daily temperature rarely exceeds 30-32 °C. Do you like swimming? The temperature of the sea is highest in August, reaching up to 26 °C.
Landmarks in Orebić
Visit the highest peak of Mount Sveti Ilije, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the area. There is a Franciscan monastery on the slopes. Orebić’s main attractions include the seven Neo-Renaissance fountains, the Maritime Museum and the homes of Orebić sailors with beautiful gardens.
Gastronomy of Orebić
If you are visiting Orebić, Konoba Babilon is the best restaurant to choose. You can try some delicious, local dishes and excellent wines. In addition, very friendly service and a cosy terrace welcome you here. We also recommend Lučica and Tri Palme cafés located near the marina.
Beaches in Orebić
The most popular beach on the Pelješac Peninsula is Trstenica, located near Orebić. It is 1 km long. You can rent beach umbrellas and sun loungers at the beach, or you can get comfortable under the cooling shade of the trees.
The second most popular beach in Orebić is Perna. It is surrounded by pine trees, providing cooling shade even on the hottest days. In addition, the café offers drinks and ice-cream.
Rent a boat in Orebic
Orebić is an ideal starting point for discovering other beautiful towns in South Dalmatia. The nearby marina offers high-quality services.
The marina of the largest town of the Pelješac Peninsula has 220 berths for yachts up to 12 m. The depth is 2 m. As the large pier is for ferries and small passenger ships, you need to find another place for mooring.
Lovište lies in the wonderful bay of the Pelješac Peninsula on the Northwest. The marina provides 20 berths for yachts below 20 metres. Boatmen prefer this place for its tasty Dalmatian fish dishes.
Visitors can moor on the inside of the short pier or drop anchor at the beach. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 9 m. In winter, it is recommended to choose another marina because the Bora wind can make it harder to moor.
ACI Marina Korčula
The marina provides 159 berths for yachts below 45 metres. The depth is 5 m. There are Wi-Fi, laundry, a petrol station and a garage repairing yachts. Furthermore, bars and restaurants await their guests. Information about sailing in Korčula, or Korčula boat hire
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The yacht pier is right next to the refuelling station. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka
This is the new marina of Vela Luka, built of modern and environmentally friendly materials. It can accommodate 135 boats, and even yachts over 35 m can moor here. The marina provides a number of quality services that meet all the needs of sailors.
The marina lying in the Lumbarda Bay is surrounded by a splendid natural environment. 115 yachts have free space here in total with the maximum length of 25-30 metres. The depth is 8 m. There is a water supply, electricity, shower rooms, bars and restaurants. As you would expect, it is open all year round.
The small marina in the southern part of the Korčula island is about 27 km from the old town of Korčula on the West. If you are pondering about eating out, go to the lovely restaurant by the sea.
Porto Rosso Marina
The marina of the Lastovo island provides 30 berths for yachts below 60 metres. The depth is 1.8-10 m. There is a water supply, electricity, Wi-Fi, laundry and healthcare services.
If you are sailing to Orebić, discover the other beautiful resort towns in the region. Korčula, Polače, Okuklje, Dubrovnik, Lopud, Slano and Trstenik also offer unforgettable experiences. Find sailing routes in Dalmatia or choose another rent a boat in Dalmatia
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Orebic. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Orebic shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Orebic shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Orebić – Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) 3, 72 km (2, 31 mi), Day 2. Korčula – Polače (Mljet) 30, 98 km (19, 25 mi), Day 3. Polače – Okuklje 27, 37 km (17, 01 mi), Day 4. Okuklje – Dubrovnik (Yacht Club Orsan) 35, 71 km (22, 19 mi), Day 5. Dubrovnik – Lopud 13, 73 km (8, 53 mi), Day 6. Lopud – Slano (ACI Marina) 13, 77 km (8, 56 mi), Day 7. Slano – Trstenik – Orebić 68, 26 km (42, 41 mi)
Day 1. Orebić – Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) 3, 72 km (2, 31 mi), Day 2. Korčula – Vela Luka 50, 99 km (31, 68 mi), Day 3. Vela Luka – Lastovo-island 42, 30 km (26, 28 mi), Day 4. Lastovo-island – Vis (Marina Vis) 66, 30 km (41, 19 mi), Day 5. Vis – Kremik (Marina Kremik) 64, 25 km (39, 92 mi), Day 6. Kremik – Maslinica (Marina Martinis Marchi) 32, 70 km (20, 32 mi), Day 7. Maslinica – Hvar – Orebić 98, 06 km (60, 94 mi)