Orasac near Dubrovnik

February 9, 2015

Orašac is a village in southern Croatia, about 14 km northwest of Dubrovnik, between Trsteno and Zaton. It is located in the Dubrovačko Primorje (Dubrovnik littoral).

 

It was founded around AD 1040.

In the centre of the town the houses are built close to each other. This once was a good protection from the Neretva pirates.

 

See our accommodation in Orasac:

Holiday house for up to 6 persons     and     A nice holiday flat for up to 4 persons

Orasac is famous for its votive church to the miraculous Virgin Mary of Orasac, built in the 15th century, and for the Arapovo Palace, called Soderini, built at the beginning of the 16th century.

 

There are many old churches (such as the St Nicholas church build in 1250) and chapels.

There is a beautiful beach and a dock for smaller boats on the shores of the Kolocep Canal found below the settlement. Nearby, there is a large auto-camp nestled among old olive trees.

 

Six villages are scattered in the surrounding area.

The main road in Orašac leads inland to villages of Gromača, Kliševo, Ljubač and others located in the hills. Gromača is known for its cave and traditional ecological tourism.

Ljubač is located in a valley between three hills which forms an astonishing natural amphitheatre. In these villages there are farmers who produce homemade goat cheese and wine.

The roads of these villages lead for 25 km through the inland until you end up in Slano.

 

During the homeland war (1991–1995) the large hotel complex Dubrovački vrtovi sunca was destroyed and was recently reopened under the operation of Radisson Blu.

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