Trpanj Travel Guide

The idyllic pretty village of Trpanj in the north-east of Peljesac has everything to bewitch a visitor to Croatia, ranging from the stunning waterfront promenade to the majestic mountainous setting depicted with the lavish green of the vineyards, olive and pine trees. Holidays in Trpanj known for its brilliantly clean sea and therapeutic mud offer a desirable retreat from urban life. A Trpanj travel involves a 120 km drive from the Dubrovnik airport or a 50 minute ferryboat transfer from the Ploce harbour.

The hill above the Trpanj bay was inhabited by the ancient Illyrians but the modern village expanded around a rustic villa constructed by the Romans and fortified by a Byzantine emperor in the 6th century. In the early 14th century the village came under the rule of the Dubrovnik Republic and belonged to a mighty noble family for over 2 centuries. In the 17 to 19th centuries it was regarded as the major Peljesac centre of sardine fishery and coral diving.

Tourist attractions. The first to welcome tourists coming for their Trpanj travel is the Virgin Mary's statue, the most distinctive mark of Trpanj located on a tiny islet in front of the harbour. More places of interest to discover during your holidays in Trpanj can be found on the Gradina hill including the antique fort, a few prominent statues at the old graveyard and the St Rocco's church with some hundred marble steps to ascend. A Trpanj travel is also good for examining the floor mosaic of the St Anthony's church.

Festivals and cultural events. The mid-August feast of the Virgin Mary is the prime celebration in Trpanj involving a holy mass on the islet to be listened from a boat. Holidays in Trpanj are a joyful mixture of live music concerts, outdoor shows and art exhibitions. Fishermen's nights accompanied by wine and fish tasting are a good alternative to the Plavi Club disco programs.

Restaurants. The daytime meals of fresh crabs, oysters, mussels and Peljesac illustrious wines can be enjoyed at the restaurants of Aurora and Konoba Trpanj.

Beaches. The pebble, sandy, rocky and concrete beaches of Trpanj and its immediate surroundings offer both sun and shade from the age-old pine trees. You can start your holidays in Trpanj with a visit to the shallow waters of the Pozora and Luka gravel beaches. Other 3 magnificent beaches are located along the coast leading to the village of Duba, they are Divna, Duba and Jezero. Many tourists make a Trpanj travel to cure their rheumatic or female diseases in the Blace bay, famous for the salubrious effect of its mud all over Croatia.

Active vacations. Sports enthusiasts will find Trpanj highly inviting for snorkeling, canoeing, paddling, waterskiing or windsurfing. There is also a scuba diving club and a marina for yachts and sailboats. Renting a scooter or a bike is no problem but most people prefer to spend their Trpanj holidays just walking along the beautiful coastline. The local Hotel Faraon offers the facilities for soccer, table tennis, bowling and archery.