Kućište, Croatia

Kućište or Kučišće (lit.'place of houses'; also written "Kučište") is a small village on the southern coast of the Pelješac peninsula in Dubrovnik-Neretva county (Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija), Croatia. It has a population of 204.[1]

View of village with church, post office and other main buildings
View from Korcula

The inhabitants have a long seafaring tradition, the income from which allowed them to build, for the time, the large, affluent, stone mansions characteristic of the area.

Main tourist attractions in Kućište include:

  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking (Mt Illya- Sveti Ilija- 961m)
  • Illyrian artifacts (Nakovane)
  • Summer sports

The hamlet of Perna is located in a separate cove to the east of Kućište.

See alsoEdit

  • Korčula – 15 min. by ferry across the channel.
  • Dubrovnik – less than 130 km to the southeast
  • Viganj – windsurfing village within walking distance to the west
  • Orebić – 5 km to the east
  • Split – 2 hours away by hydrofoil from Korčula.

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Coordinates: 42°58′46″N 17°7′21″E / 42.97944°N 17.12250°E / 42.97944; 17.12250