Following the success of our post on three reasons to visit the Peljesac peninsula, we decided to guide you through the hidden gems of this beautiful Croatian region. We’ll take you for a walk through Zuljana, a tiny village on the south shores of the Peljesac peninsula.
This is a typical seaside village with a lovely sandy beach, a long pier to protect it from the winds, dozen of beach houses lined up in a row, and a small campsite. There is not much to do in Zuljana. It’s a place where you come to chill out by the sea, to enjoy the views, and to sip some good local red wine. Zuljana is a popular spot for divers. There are two diving centers in the village, and over 25 diving locations within an hour boat ride from the village. The scenery is breath-taking. A perfect spot to enjoy the nature, and explore many hidden coves, bays and small pebble beaches in the area.
The main village beach is a sandy beach with shallow, warm waters. In the vicinity of the village, you’ll find many small peblle beaches with crystal clear waters. The most popular is the Vucina beach located in the bay of the same name. The village gets busy in the summer with locals, tourists, and day visitors from the neighboring interior villages. The rest of the year, the village is sleepy, peaceful and quite.
You can reach Zuljana from Dubrava, another small interior village located on the peninsula’s main road. However, you can also reach Zuljana by a coastal road from Trstenik. This road has been asphalted recently. It’s a short, 5 km drive, on a narrow winding road, but the views are simply amazing. We’ve been constantly stopping to take photos. This is one of the scenic drives we highly recommend. Even better, cycle this road, or go hiking.
A walk through Zuljana Peljesac – in photos
What do you think about Zuljana? Do you prefer to visit main touristy towns, or to discover small villages off the beaten path? Let us now in the comments below.