One of the most worthwhile mainland excursion destinations within reach of Orebić is the site of Narona, the Roman town and trading hub whose remains are mostly submerged beneath the modern village of Vid. A first-century temple at the heart of Narona was discovered in the mid-1990s, and a museum was built to cover the site of the excavations, complete with the mosaics and statues that were found at the spot. A sleek grey box containing metal stairways and see-through floors, the museum is certainly an object lesson in how to preserve and exhibit an archeological dig. The temple floor is surrounded by 17 marble sculptures of gods and imperial rulers – most are lacking heads and arms but they still look pretty impressive. There’s a viewing terrace on the roof of the museum, allowing sweeping views of the Neretva Delta’s irrigation canals and orange plantations.
|Venue name:||Narona Archaeological Museum|
Vid, near Metković
|Opening hours:||Mid June to mid Sept 9am-7pm Tues-Sun; mid-Sept to mid-June 9am-4pm Tues-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, 9am-1pm Sun.|