The gothic-renaissance church was consecrated in the early 16th century and hides many architectural beauties, from the gothic choir to baroque marble altars and the treasury that keeps votive gifts from local seafarers. From 150 metres above the sea level, the view stretches over the Pelješac Channel, Korčula, Mljet and Lastovo islands. The legend says that the seafarers of Orebić when leaving and coming back to the town, greeted the Lady of the Angel thus expressing their gratitude for her protection, while the Franciscan monks replied by pulling the church bells. Orebic’s citizens hold to the tradition, which is confirmed by the fact that the feast of Our Lady of the Angels is held for 544 years. The icon of Our Lady is carried on a special decorated palanquin through the procession. There is a story that the icon just floated one day onto the beach in Orebic.
This is Dalmatia at its best. Six days riding around the rivieras and islands, from Dubrovnik, across the rolling hills of Pelješac to Biokovo and the Neretva estuary with classic wine and dine options.