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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaPelješacHodilje
42°51.557'N, 017°41.284'E Chart icon.png
lat=42.85929 | lon=17.68807 | zoom=16 | y
The tiny harbour of Hodilje

Hodilje is a tiny hamlet on the W side of the Neretvanski Kanal, the channel between the mainland and the Pelješac Peninsula on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. It lies just over a mile NW of the historic town of Mali Ston and opposite the equally tiny hamlet of Luka on the other side of the same bay. Barely a mile to the NE is the road bridge that carries the E80 from Dubrovnik to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hodilje has a short pier which can be used by a yacht of a modest draft and there is an anchorage half a mile NW in the small bay of Luka. Both hamlets have few if any facilities but are remarkably quiet and peaceful spots for an overnight stop.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


Only small islets.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The approach to Hodilje is free of dangers, although there are numerous shellfish beds in the bay, most of them inshore. The short pier has a light structure on the end which helps identify it.


The pier at Hodilje from the W

Hodilje Harbour

Hodilje Harbour/wiki/Hodilje#Hodilje_Harbour
Harbour icon Hodilje Harbour [[Hodilje#Hodilje Harbour|Hodilje Harbour]] 42°51.529'N, 017°41.349'E
Tie up alongside the inner side of the pier, where there are depths of around 3.0 metres. Shelter here is good in winds from most directions, though strong northerlies send in a swell. Alternatively, if the pier is occupied, proceed half a mile NW to the small bay of Luka and anchor off.

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The anchorage at Luka from the NW


Anchorage icon Luka [[Hodilje#Luka|Luka]] 42°51.786'N, 017°40.927'E
In the small bay of Luka a yacht can anchor off in depths of 3.0 - 5.0 metres. The holding is excellent in the mud. Shelter in the anchorage is good in all except strong E or SE winds, when Mali Ston provides better shelter.




In the hamlet of Hodilje/wiki/Hodilje#In_the_hamlet_of_HodiljeProvisions icon In the hamlet of Hodilje [[Hodilje#In the hamlet of Hodilje|In the hamlet of Hodilje]] A small provisions shop. Nothing in Luka.

Eating out



Buses from Ston to Dubrovnik.


The hamlet of Luka

Both hamlets are very peaceful and there is little to do except chill out.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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