History of Nakovana: Nakovana is a place of great beauty and of profound historical interest. It is not a single site, but a veritable archaeological landscape, reflecting many aspects of the region's early history, and beyond it.
Nakovana is located in the hinterland of Orebić. This medieval port town is the population centre of the tip of the Pelješac Peninsula, a long and narrow spit of land protruding westwards into the Adriatic from the southern part of Dalmatia. 8km (5mi) to the west of Orebic, or 2km (1.25mi) inland from the quiet coastal village of Viganj, the area is a small upland plain, about 270m (880ft) above sea level. A visually exceptionally striking feature dominates Nakovana, namely a large, steep-sided and flat-topped limestone outcrop that is located near the centre of the plateau and towering 40m (130ft) above it. The locals call it Grad.
The area was certainly an important one to the Illyrians, who ruled the site before being conquered by the Romans. The Grad hillfort, occupying the summit of a nearby outcrop, was an essential centre of Illyrian power and is thought to be a possible power-base of the Illyrian queen Teuta, and a centre of resistance to Roman rule. They show that the outcrop was first settled a very long time back, in the Neolithic, probably well over 6,000 years ago, when the first farming communities came to this part of the world. The settlement appears to have continued throughout the Bronze Age.
Climbing: Since it is located 270 m above sea level, often there is a nice breeze even in summer. Sector Agron faces north-east, while Pleurat faces south-east. A straightforward approach, excellent views, beginner-friendly routes. Even if the crag doesn't have lots of routes, it is worth a visit to fulfil your active day.