Trpanj is a picturesque little townlet of long history which, not so long ago used to be the home only to fishermen and mariners, but which today gladly welcomes touristic nomads of the world. Located on the peninsula of Pelješac, it is easily accessible by sea – by ferry boat via the port of Ploče, by air, the airports of Split and Dubrovnik not being far, or by road via Ston. Those who come once keep coming back again and again, enchanted by the place itself, its historic monuments, the crystal clear seas and the surrounding nature the beauty of which takes one’s breath away. The lovers of nature and history will come into their own, but those who find gastronomic and enological beauties rather more to their taste will be able to satisfy their cravings in restaurants kept by fishermen who go fishing and then prepare their catch – fish, oysters, mussels - in a way that pleases every palate, and then all of it washed down with superb wines of this area. And a warm welcome to you!
The rural character of Trpanj's surroundings can be fully encountered in the vineyards of the two nearby settlements Gornja and Donja Vrucica. These two settlements with many nearby villages are settled in hollow on the slopes of Peljesac's inland. There you can admire picturesque landscape, dalmatian limestone area, covered with vineyards, olive trees and Mediterranean vegetation. That are villages where you can feel agricultural spirit of Dalmatia, taste wines of Peljesac, home made olive oil and Mediterranean figs. Culture and deeply rooted Christian tradition can be seen in numerous churches and chapels out of which some are mentioned in the oldest religious documents.
If you set off with a winding road leading to Duba, after passing inland of Peljesac covered with vineyards, you will find yourself in front of one of the most beautiful beaches of Peljesac. Its name - Divna (meaning gorgeous) tells you that its beauty has been recognized long time ago. This pebbly/gravel beach is a magnet for one-day visitors from Trpanj as well as from other distant tourist places.
The smallest village in the Trpanj's district. Placed at the foot of the highest mountain on the peninsula- St. Elijas (961) and 13 km from Trpanj. Excursion or stay in Duba means experiencing true Dalmatian fishery and agricultural place. If you stay in Duba, or if you go only for a visit you should inevitably visit the nearby beach Jezero (lake)-gravel shoal splashed by the waves from one side and from the other by a lake (dividing it from the hills of the mount St. Elijas). The water of the lake pours into the sea from a brook. As the lake is not accessible by car you are guaranteed to enjoy in peace and nature.