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Janjina , a village in the interior of the Peljesac Peninsula, at the foot of the Gradina hill (244 m), 2 km from the Drace harbour on the north-eastern coast; population 333.

Chief occupations are farming, viticulture and olive growing.

Janjina is located on the regional road.

On the locality of Gradina above the village is an Illyrian hill-fort; around it are many tumuli. The walls of a Roman country mansion (villa rustica) and stelae from the 1st century have been found near the church of St. Stephen on the cemetery.

Important are also the remains of the pre-Romanesque church of St. George with a late mediaeval graveyard; on the fragments of its altar partition, adorned with "pleter"(interlacery ornaments), is also 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.

The village features several nice captain houses from the 19th century; the dominating structure is the church of St. Blaise, built in the historicist style. Janjina is located only 2 km from the Drace Cove, where tourists may enjoy bathing in the crystal clear sea and water sports. 

Southern Sun Janjina Sreser Popova Luka Skalinada Drace Osobjava
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