This little town is situated in a large bay, while rising above are numerous smaller hamlets. The place has a long maritime tradition, and it is known by its botanical garden and orchard where many plants and trees are grown that were brought in the old days by seafarers of Peljesac. In the settlement agriculture, especially the growing of olives and grapes, fishing and tourism prevail.
Northeast from Viganj, towards Orebic you can see the highest point of the peninsula, St. Elias, from which you can enjoy the beautiful sunset in which the islands of Peljesac archipelago seem to sink. It is ideal for a family holiday where you can relax and enjoy with children and friends. You can enjoy the ideal climate, great sandy beaches and clear waters. If you want peace and quiet, away from the others, there are several small coves where you can completely relax.
Viganj is also very good for those who love water sports, kite-and windsurfing. This has become a favorite destination for surfers from around the world. In addition, you can engage in scuba diving, cycling, hiking or climbing. For those braver, the settlement offers paragliding from the top of St.Elias. For those interested in culture, in the center of Viganj you can visit the Dominican monastery and parish church of Our Lady of the Rosary. A little further you can also see a gothic Church of St. Michael. Since the whole area is known by sailors, many homes open their doors to visitors so they can see what the homes of old sea captains and sailors were like.
During the summer season you can attend numerous festivals and bars, which are mostly on the beach, organize entertainment that is not just for the young, but for all ages. As for the cuisine, we recommend you taste the local fish specialties and wine at the restaurants-"Monutun", "Karamela" and "Forte". If you want to enjoy good music on the beach, we recommend some of the beach bars-"Bofor", "Čiringito" or "K2," where you can have fun at live shows until the early morning hours. Accommodation can be found in homes, apartments, rooms and campsites.
Viganj – population: 300, Viganj - day/ saint: saint : Mihovil, 29.09.
Viganj - Makarska. 112km, Viganj- Split: 184km, Viganj - Pula: 659km, Viganj - Rijeka: 559km, Viganj - Zadar: 303km, Viganj - Šibenik: 238km, Viganj - Dubrovnik: 120km, Viganj - Zagreb: 556km
private accomodation, apartments, rooms, family hotels, camps
self-service shops, bakery, exchange office, internet caffe, market
rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks
restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, saloons
croatian national park nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, nautic tourist port in the place
clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, nudistic beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for pilgrimage trip, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs