Agrotourism Viganj

olive growing, enology and active vacation in Viganj

Viganj today

Viganj is located in a large bay, west of promontory St. Liberan, on the edge of a flush fertile zone. Above Viganj are located picturesque old hamlets Basina, Brainica, Dol, Pirovica selo, Njakarino, Sokolovo, Dujmovica, Podac, Jerkovo, Sapetino, Cikatica (Kovacevic), Gagica, Kraljevica, Habica Selo. Promontory Saint John, as the west boundery of Viganj and place were Pelješac channel ends, with old church of same name on top of the hill, offers a unique view and unforgettable sunsets. At northeast of Viganj is located St. Elijah (961m), a popular destination for mountain excursions, and on north boundery protected archaeological area of mystic Nakovana.

In the central part of Viganj dominates Dominican monastery and church Our Lady of Rosaria , built in 1671 st. by Marko Krstelj, a local shipowner. The church is a one-nave building, and on the main altar is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church keeps a wooden statue of Madonna with Child and a renaissance bust of a saint. On north you can find a parish church of St. Michael, buillt in Gothic period and expanded in 1760. The bay is decorated with old stone villas, houses that once were homes of famous sailors and seamen and now they are slowly reopening their doors to its guests, proud as they used to be.

Back in 1936 in Viganj was established tourist organization, the first in this part of the Adriatic, and today is economic basis along with fishing and agriculture. It has a pleasant climate with warm winters, protected by mountains from northern winds and facing south, wich is always warmer, Viganj has 3600 sunny hours per year, from early spring until late autumn abounds with mistral wind. Viganj, which is also a harbor for small boats and a great destination for peaceful vacationers, but most of all for lovers of active holidays, windsurf and kitesurfing, hiking, cycling, speleology, paragliding and water polo.

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