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Summer on Croatia’s Pelješac peninsula – true hedonism

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula - a sign of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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. 

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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.

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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.

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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. 

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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. 

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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.

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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.

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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.

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

Summer on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula in the name of hedonism

(Photo: TZ Ston)

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