DAY TRIPS FROM OREBIĆ
When you are planning holidays in Orebić, it's a great place from which to explore 5 stars sites and cities such as Međugorje, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Mljet, Korčula, Ston or Split on one day trip from Orebić. There are lots of offers to enjoy, or you can take a car ride to the city you want to visit.
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Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings, and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that have protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries.
Stradun - once a sea channel, which separated the city into two parts, today the town's main street, paved with smooth stone blocks.
Church St. Blaise ( St.Vlaho ) - Dubrovnik's most beautiful temples were erected in honor of St. Blaise, whose golden statue with a scale model in his hand from the 15th century is now kept in the church.
The city walls and fortresses - untouched that sends a distinctive image to the world and turns Dubrovnik into the most beautiful city in the Mediterranean.
Sponza Palace - once the state forge money and the most important meeting place for traders and other business people, once the cultural center of the Dubrovnik Republic and today the archives of Dubrovnik's history and the center of cultural events in the city.
Medjugorje is the best known and most visited place of pilgrimage in this part of Europe.
You should take a car and make an excursion your own way.
You should visit:
- Medjugorje Apparition Hill - where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady.
- Prayer Area, Statue of the Risen Saviour - a contemporary sculpture of Christ.
- Medjugorje Statue Of the Queen of Peace - The marble statue of the Queen of Peace, which became a symbol of the Shrine (the work of Dino Felici from Italy) was put up in 1987 at the square in front of the church;
- Medjugorje The Exterior Altar - built in 1989, and the surrounding prayer area (about 5000 seats), are a place of gathering in the summertime and for big feasts when numerous thousands of pilgrims gather in Medjugorje.
This day trip you can combine with Mostar, only 29 km away.
Mljet is a beautiful unspoiled island, and well worth a day trip even if it’s slightly further to reach. The majority of the island is covered with thick forest, and the western part of the island is a National Park.
The best tip is to hire bikes to cycle around Mljet – not only is it one of the easiest ways of getting around, but as the island is so peaceful it’s great fun cycling around!
You can reach Mljet by ferry from Prapratno (near Ston). So, combine car - ferry - bike :)
Ferry time table: www.jadrolinija.hr
Visit the 14th-century town of Ston which you can explore on your own.
Wander around Ston's medieval walls that circle the whole town, and have a refreshment or sample the local delicacy, oysters - the best in Croatia. Ston is only 60 km away from Orebić.
Take passenger boat from Orebić to Korčula, then catamaran from Korčula to Hvar, but you can visit the popular Hvar town.
Hvar is increasingly obtaining a reputation as an upmarket destination in Croatia. This is favored as a destination by the rich and famous who sail into town on their beautiful yachts.
When visiting, you must purchase some lavender oil (or lavender itself), which is the main export of the island.
Split, 2nd the biggest city in Croatia and the capital of the Croatian Dalmatian coast. You can reach Split with a catamaran from Korčula.
Inhabited from Roman times at the spot where Roman emperor Diocletian had his retirement palace built for himself and his family through eras of Croatian Kings and centuries of Venetian and Austrian reign, each of these civilizations has left something unique to Split which makes it today a must-visit spot.
Korčula is often considered to be something of a mini-Dubrovnik, what with its similar (though much smaller), well-preserved Old Town, and a number of sights.
Korčula Town is also the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo :)
You can visit Korčula your own way. There are a year-round Jadrolinija ferry and passenger boat that sails many times a day between Orebić and Korčula with a journey time of 15 minutes.