The Festival of Pelješac flavours lasts until July 16, so here’s your chance to enjoy excellent local specialties and top-quality Pelješac plavac wines
Before you go to one of the restaurants, konobas or family farms in Pelješac and decide try a buzara of mussels, clams, shellfish, or some of the traditional Dalmatian fish specialties like crni rižot, brudet, grilled fish or fish in salt, remember you are in the kingdom of oysters. So, for an appetiser, we recommend a few oysters, fresh only with a few drops of lemon.
If you go a little deeper inside the peninsula, you will enjoy young lamb and goat baked under the bell or traditional green manestra made from rastika.
Good wine goes best with these fine specialties, and this peninsula is world-famous for its plavac.
Dingač, Postup, plavac from Ponikava or from the Dranč area are popular plavacs, and now is the right time to taste them.
From makarula and rozata to krokanat and mantala
Be sure to round off this gourmet experience with traditional Peljesian sweets such as Ston makarula, rozata, broštulani mjenduli, arancini, budim, hrostule, kontonjata, mantala from plavac mali, padišpanj and krokanat.
Now is the ideal time to visit Pelješac, because the Festival of Pelješac flavours which goes on until July 16. About fifty restaurants, taverns, wineries, family farms and shellfish farms on the peninsula are included, creating two festival menus at prices of HRK 150 and HRK 230, while wineries offer some wine labels at a discount of up to 20 percent.
So, visitors can enjoy Pelješac specialties, top wines and tastings at oyster farms all at promotional prices. In addition, every Friday at Placa in Ston until the end of August, fish and seafood dishes are prepared with a presentation of wines from local winemakers.
On the most beautiful beaches
This delicious festival is the result of the cooperation of the tourism boards of the municipalities of Ston, Janjina, Orebić and Trpanj, who already organise attractive cultural and gastronomic events for tourists and the local community for the second summer season.
In addition to top hedonism, Pelješac is also a great destination for those who like casual Mediterranean style, cultural heritage, but also appreciate an active vacation. Biking along Napoleon’s roads, diving, surfing in Viganj, a walk along the 5.5 kilometre long Ston Walls and, of course, beautiful beaches such as Divna, Jezera, Trstenica Žuljana…are all the more reason to visit it.