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Ploce, Croatia

City of Ploce recently got a new church - Queen of Heaven and Earth with a bell tower that is over 50m tall. Source: apartmani-sanantonio.com


City of Ploce is located half way between Split and Dubrovnik. A seaport with 6000 inhabitants is located on the Neretva Delta. Delta is rich with fertile land that River Neretva has irrigated for centuries and millenniums, creating a valley that some call Croatian California. Ploce is close to Bacina Lakes that consist of 6 connected and one separate lake that take up the area of 138 hectares. Temperature of Bacina Lakes is approximately 3 degrees higher than the temperature of the sea that is located only several hundred meters away. The lakes are a habitat for many protected plant and animal
Ploce, Croatia

Boat Marathon along Neretva River. Each boat has 10 rowers and one coxswain. Source: maraton-ladja.hr


species. Exploring the lake by kayak, swimming and surfing are just some of the additional activities that tourists may enjoy while visiting Ploce and its surroundings. Several kilometers south of Ploce, the road leads you along the Neretva River through a fertile valley. You can often find locals with the stands along the road, selling their agricultural products (lemons, oranges, watermelons, prunes, tomatoes). Other than fruits and vegetables, they will offer you homemade herbal grappa - a specialty of this area. Although Ploce is mostly associated with the cargo port and complementary activities, the
Ploce, Croatia

Bacina Lakes, hydrographic phenomenon with protected plant and animal species. Source: world66.com


tourism in Ploce is mostly based on the opportunities for bird hunting, fishing, agriculture, Neretva River and, of course, the sea. Significant events in this area are Ploce Summer held in mid July and Boat Marathon held in mid August. Between 30 and 40 crews have been known to participate in the Boat Marathon that follows a 22.5km long route along the Neretva River, from Metkovic to Ploce. Accommodation is available in several hotels and in private apartments in Ploce. Ploce provides accommodation to recreationists, groups and individuals, as well as pilgrims on their way to Medugorje - famous Croatian sanctuary located only 40km away from Ploce.

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Other destinations of Dubrovnik-Neretva County: Blace | Blato/Korcula | Cavtat | Drace/Peljesac | Dubrovnik | Island of Kolocep | Island of Korcula | Island of Lastovo | Island of Mljet/Mljet NP | Island of Sipan | Klek | Komarna | Lumbarda/Korcula | Mlini | Molunat | Orasac | Orebic/Peljesac | Peljesac peninsula | Plat | Prizba/Korcula | Slano | Ston/Peljesac | Trpanj/Peljesac | Vela Luka/Korcula | Zaton/Dubrovnik

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