Sights - Make sure to stop and explore
Let us start from the monumental Walls of Ston, the longest fortification wall in Europe, and stop at Ston Saltworks, the salt production plant which still operates in the same way it did in ancient times. We continue our story with the fields around Ston, where the land was divided in Roman times by using the so-called Centuriation method, and which are now dotted with churches and chapels. The 61 km long Napoleon road stretches almost across the whole peninsula and is nowadays still a part of the road network used in active tourism. Our next stop is Janjina, a small village which is home to remains of the Ducal palace dating back to the Republic of Ragusa. Trpanj is a hamlet with the Ancient fortress (Gradina) which has a beautiful belvedere. Pelješac also has rich religious heritage, which can be found in all towns and villages. The most prominent churches are St. Blasius and St. Michael in Ston, the parish church of St. Blasius in Janjina, St. Peter and Paul, Our Lady of Karmel and St. Roch in Trpanj.
The Franciscan monastery in Kuna has a valuable art collection which includes the works of local painters, while the story of Orebić begins with Our Lady of Angels, the church with a belvedere that offers one of the most stunning views in the Mediterranean. The museum of votive photos of sailors and their families and the Captain’s Cemetery remind of the maritime tradition of Orebić, the story of which can be read from Captains’ Houses, the Maritime museum and the beautiful love story of the Mimbelli family.