Orebić pronounciation is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. It is located on the Pelješac peninsula on the Dalmatian coast. Orebić is directly across a strait from the town of Korcula, located on the island of the same name. Ferries service the two towns frequently. Orebić is 112 km (70 mi) from Dubrovnik.
It was named after the family who restored the castle inside the fortified settlement in 1586. During the 19th century, Orebić had 17 of the most important nautical captains in Austria-Hungary Empire.
Tourism during the summer months is a significant source of revenue for the local residents . In the 1960s a large number of non-locals built homes for their summer holidays. In subsequent years, tourists from other countries started to arrive. Today, people from Hungary, Germany, and Italy most frequently visit the town.
The Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Angels is a popular attraction. Visitors are also drawn to the Mount of Saint Elijah (Croatian brdo Sv. Ilija) located behind the town which offers a good view of the island of Korčula and the Adriatic Sea.
Town with more than 2500 inhabitants, on the south side of the Pelješac peninsula, turned towards Korčula, at the foot of the Sv.Ilija mountain(961m). Colorful town, birthplace of navala captains and sailors whose rich tradition is kept in the Orebic naval museum. Orebić provides to its guests untouched nature of centennial pines, cypresses, olives, almonds, agaves and flowers.
What to see?
•Franciscan monastery with a lookout point
•Our Lady’s church and museum
•Starting the middle of May until the end of September, visitors can see various painting exhibitions in the galleries of the Church of the Sacred Annunciation, on the ground floor of the Maritime Museum, and in cloister of the Franciscan Monastery at Podgorje, where concerts of classical music are also held
•dicotheques on Trstenica Beach
•walks along the walkpaths
•half - day or whole - day excursions
(SOURCE: TZ OREBIC)