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Viganj, Dalmatia, Croatia!
Click to enlarge!A tourist resort with a small port on the western part of the peninsula of Pelješac is 7 kilometres away from Orebic and is situated on the regional traffic road passing along the peninsula.

The settlement is situated on the shore of one of the most beautiful coves of the peninsula of Pelješac, to the west from the Sveti Liberan Promontory at the food of a mount. Its mild and warm climate with more than 260 sunny days per year makes it an ideal tourist destination.

The area where Viganj lies today was inhabited in the prehistory and in the Hellenic times. It was used as a refuge port by all seafarers navigating along the Adriatic coast. According to legend, Odysseus also anchored his galley here.

     
 
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Together with Orebic and Kucište, Viganj is one of the best known Pelješac places in maritime affairs of the 18th and 19th centuries. The famous Viganj captains were the owners of shipping companies and fast sailing ships, and they sailed over all the oceans and seas of the world transporting various goods to our regions. Their history is registered with golden letters in the archives of the Dubrovnik Republic to whom Viganj belonged trough its existence, which it makes it a place rich in historical and natural heritage.


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Click to enlarge!Viganj today is like a beautiful garden, protected by mountains against northern winds and turned towards the warm south. It is away only 15 minutes by boat from the ancient town of Korcula and 128 kilometres from Dubrovnik, the most beautiful town in Croatia. The vicinity of the above mentioned pearls of the Adriatic will make the stay in Viganj even more pleasant.
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Due to its position on the shore, at the narrowest part of the Pelješac Channel, at the foot of the mount, it receives the western wind “maestral”, which blows here quite strongly in summer so that Viganj has become a well-known Croatian windsurfs’ . destination. The wind is constant during the whole day, reaching sometimes eight Beauforts, so it is no surprise that it has been registered in tourist literature as one of the five most attractive wind-surfing resorts in the World!

Click to enlarge! Viganj is the host every year of the Croatian Open Championship in Windsurfing. The World Championship in windsurfing took place here in 1989 and the European one in 1990.
You can hire all the windsurfing equipment in the Viganj School of Windsurfing. We are sure that both the amateurs and professional windsurfers and katers will be satisfied with various tourist facilities of Viganj.

Click to enlarge! Other sports are also popular here. Scuba diving school will interest those who like sea deep, goat’s paths, meadows and rocky terrains are ideal for extreme bicycling and free climbing. As the highest Pelješac peak St Elijah (961 metres) is reachable from Viganj, mountaineers and paraglider jumpers will be also happy here.




Click to enlarge! Besides the magnificent 500 meters long pebble beach washed in sunshine stretching along Viganj, there are small pebble beaches not far from the Promontory of St Ivan. They are especially suitable for naturists and for those who wish to enjoy isolated in this prehistoric ambience.


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Nearby, there is the small church of St John with a magnificent view to the end of the Pelješac Channel.



Viganj can also offer a variety of gastronomic specialities in its three taverns and two restaurants, two beach-bars will be especially popular among the youth.


Click to enlarge!Few well equipped auto camps and numerous private accommodation units will fulfil every demanding guest!


This attractive tourist destination is almost isolated from traffic, so that you can experience an authentic atmosphere of the Mediterranean at its best.
 
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“info Viganj” pages are experimentally relased. They have been conceived as an interactive brochure of our tourist place, which will supply future visitors with enough information about the facilities Viganj offers for nice and pleasant holidays in this part of the Peninsula of Pelješac! While navigating through main and category menu you will notice a major part of this web site is still under construction and it is only small part of a larger project! We hope you will find these pages usefull and informative!

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