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This town in the southwestern part of the Pelješac Peninsula claims to have one of the sunniest climates in Croatia, thanks to its position at the foot of the 961m (3,153-ft.) Mount St. Ilija. Beachgoers take advantage of this in droves, and it isn’t unusual to see moms carting picnic baskets to the water’s edge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Orebić’s atmosphere is definitely family-focused. This is where you will find some of Croatia’s best beaches and one of the most interesting and congenial promenades anywhere. Orebić is a place where you can settle in and let your mood take you to destinations as varied as the beach, a day trip to Korčula, or out to sea on a sailing excursion. Orebić owes much of its cachet to its history as a town of wealthy sea captains, who in the 18th and 19th centuries built many fine stone villas here. Some of these structures are still standing and in use as private residences. Viganj, 6km (4 miles) west of Orebić, is a popular windsurfing destination.