The port city of Ploče is included in the territory of the southernmost county of Croatia, that of Dubrovnik and Narenta, and is located a few kilometers west of the mouth of the river Neretva, halfway between Split and Dubrovnik. Ploče is located right where the roads intersect, crossing the Neretva river valley, linking the neighboring Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Adriatic Sea.
Apart from the beauty of the fertile Neretva and the Adriatic Sea, two summer events, the Corsa delle trupe and the Marathon of the lađe, represent as many particular tourist attractions. In both cases, these are two sports-amateur competitions that compete with the traditional boats of the people of these places. The Lađe Marathon, in particular, takes place between Metković and Ploče. Just a stone’s throw from the city you will find the lakes “Baćinska jezera”, seven freshwater lakes that stretch out at the foot of the mountain massif of Biokovo. In the torrid summer months they offer a bit of refreshment and pleasure.