Orašac - what do you need to know
Orašac is a village in southern Croatia, 14 km northwest from Dubrovnik, between Trsteno and Zaton. It is located in the Dubrovačko Primorje (Dubrovnik littoral). This village was founded around AD 1040. In the centre of the town the houses are built close to each other. This once was a means of protection from the Neretva pirates. There are many old churches (such as the St Nicholas church build in 1250) and chapels, including the Arapovo castle, where the chief magistrate of Florence, the gonfalonier Piero Soderini is believed to have stayed, before he left for Florence in 1512.
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.
Now you can also visit beautiful large hotel complex Dubrovnik Sun Gardens which was recently reopened.
How to get from Orašac to Dubrovnik?
If you want to spend your vacations in Orasac you would have to rent-a-car since there is no really good bus connection with Dubrovnik, only several buses per day… If you are with car, Orašac is just 14 km from Dubrovnik and in that case is perfect if you are looking for some quiet place by the sea, close to the town but not in the city crowd.
Distances between Orašac and other popular places around
only 14 km far from Dubrovnik
25 km far from Mlini
30 km from Cavtat
30 km from Dubrovnik airport
What to see in Orašac?
many trails in the countryside where you can enjoy untouched nature
Hawaii bar, located on the beach and is ideal for romantic evenings or for having good night out
church of Lady of the Miraculous Orašac, built in the 15th century
castle Arapovo, called Soderini, built in the early 16th century
newly renovated luxury hotel complex Dubrovnik Sun Gardens
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