Kuciste - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the coastline and some of the houses of Kuciste, a small settlement on the Peljesac Peninsula on Croatia, and one of the overnight stops made while on a cruise holiday there. Image taken September 2011.
Kuciste - FURTHER INFORMATION
Kuciste - Peljesac Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kuciste' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dubrovnik-Neretva.
Kučište (Kućište) is a small fishing village on the southern coast of the in Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. It faces the narrow strip of water separating the peninsula from Korcula Island. Most of the buildings form a thin strip along the coastline and, because of the long and profitable sea-faring traditions, some are quite grand. The settlement has several jetties, with potential overnight mooring possible. Some of the houses are available to rent as holiday apartments and a little along the coast to the west are a couple of camp sights, mostly catering for the wind surfing fraternity.
Kučište - Tourist AttractionsMain tourist attractions in and around Kućište include:
- Windsurfing - there are several windsurfing schools and clubs along the coast.
- Hiking - with walks to Mt Illya- Sveti Ilija (961m) in the interior being a popular route.
- Illyrian artifacts - from the Nakovane period.
- Korcula - take a 15 minute ferry ride from Orebic, 6 km from Kuciste, to the fortified town of Korcula on Korcula island, home to Marco Polo.
- Lovište - main settlement at the western end of the peninsula and close to Ulava Duba (Duba Cove).
- Perna - small hamlet in a cove to the east of Kučište.
- Restaurants - along the coast are several good restaurants selling very good food at cheap prices.
- Viganj - settlement within easy walking distance lining the coast to the west of Kučište.
- Rt Sv Liberan - shingle spit between Kučište and Viganj, a very popular launch point for wind-surfers and kite surfers, with refreshments and good restaurant with large portions and very reasonable prices.
- Camping - there are several camp grounds along the coastline here.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Mostar airport (OMO) in Bosnia-hercegovina (81.4km), Split airport (SPU) near Split in Croatia (108.5km), Dubrovnik airport (DBV) (123.6km)
Ferry: Trpanj - Ploce ferry.
Road: The 414 road runs the length of the Peljesac Peninsula, it joins the main 2 Highway at the neck of the peninsula at Zaton Doli, about 40km north of Dubrovnik. Coming south you must take a ferry from Ploce to Trpanj.