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Churches in Žuljana
There are several churches located in Žuljana. All of them are accessible by a pleasant walk. A baroque church of St. Martin, which was built on the foundations of a mediaeval church (gable Acroterion XV. c. probably comes from the original building), is the biggest and the most used of them. From the church there are beautiful views of the village, which lies open below you, and also gorgeous sunsets. Not far from here, there is located a chapel of St. Nicholas from the year 1630. In the centre of the village you may admire a church of St. Roco-Julian, with a bell tower. Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, which is rising above the beaches of Kremena and Vućine, offers to its visitors unique views of both bays and opposite small beaches. When visibility is good, it´s also possible to spot the islands of Korčula and Lastovo.
The bay Vučine and several smaller bays are good locations to enjoy marine fishing.
In Žuljana, there are great conditions for diving. Attraction is here a wreck of torpedo boat from the World war II, which none shipwreck diver should miss! Originally, the boat was 34 m long, about 5 m wide and it had the draught 1,4 m. 21 men could be on board. This kind of boat was produced in the year 1940 and served the Germans in WWII. As you can see, not with success every time. The boat has been going to rack here since September 1944.
There is also a kayak rental in Žuljana. It is amazing to paddle a kayak along the shore, especially in the mornings, when the sea is still calm. This way you can fully enjoy beauty of the crystal clear sea, of pine forests, vineyards on the slopes and the clean, fragrant air.
There is an open concrete playing field in Žuljana, which can be used for sports such as football, basketball, tennis or inline skating. More experienced inline skater may set off for a 5,5 km long ride along the coast, direction Trstenik. This may be also used for jogging. All in all, Žuljana is a very convenient location for joggers, everyone can find its own running route here.
Walk to St. Ivan hill
St. Ivan (469 m a.s.l.) is really worth a walk up the hill. It is the highest peak above Žuljana and from its top you can enjoy wonderful view of all the village, of the near island Mljet and when visibility is good also the islands of Lastovo and Korčula. The route is about 5 km long and well marked.
Note: We recommend the walk to St. Ivan only in good weather conditions. It is necessary to take enough water, especially in hot weather, and also to wear strong hiking boots!