JANJINA

JANJINA is a village in the interior part of Peljesac Peninsula, just down the road from Drace bay - north coast of Peljesac. Janjina is famous for it's vine and olive groves. On the locality of Gradina above the village are ruins of Illyrian fort . The walls of a Roman country mansion 1st century have been found near the church of St. Stephen on the local cemetery. Janjina features remains of the pre-Romanesque church of St. George with a late mediaeval graveyard depicted on the fragments of its altar partition, adorned with interlaced ornaments that are an inscription of the donator Petar. A rustic relief with the sitting figure of St. Blaise has been built in above the entrance into the former ducal palace. Janjina features several 19th century stone built houses that used to belong to local sea capetans. Dominating architectural structure is the church of St. Blaise in the heart of village. Janjina is nice and quite place to visit - it's location offers unique Mediterranean atmosphere of olive trees and tidy vvineyards as well as close vicinity to Drace - local bay, where one can swim and sun bath too.

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