The Pelješac peninsula is famous above all for its shellfish; the village of Mali Ston is particularly well known for the kamenice (European flat oysters) and dagnji (mussels) farmed in its adjacent bay. Mali Ston’s oysters are best eaten in the clutch of excellent restaurants on the harbour; there’s something special about gulping down these molluscs only yards from where they are harvested.

The Pelješac is also one of Croatia’s most prolific wine-producing regions, celebrated for the earthy dry reds derived from the indigenous Plavac mali grape. The villages of Postup (4km east of Orebić) and Dingač (16km east) stand at the centre of the best-known vineyards, and wines bearing the Dingač label are highly rated by connoisseurs.

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