After seventeen amazing days ended one more summer vacation. I’m a bit sad for that, but on the other side I can’t wait to share my experiences about places I visited.
This year I decided to spend my vacation on beautiful Croatian island -Korcula! This was my third visit to the Island and I had a lot of fun each day spent there.
Korcula island with 182 kilometres long coastline is the sixth largest island in the Adriatic. This Dalmatian island got its name from Greece name Korkyra Melaina (lat. Corcyra Nigra) because of the dense pine forest. Along the coastline are places: Vela Luka, Brna, Pupnatska Luka, Lumbarda, Korcula, Racisce and inside of island are Blato, Smokvica, Pupnat, Zrnovo.
We can say that this is an island of orchids with 35 different species. Beside this all over the island you can find aromatic plants as rosemary, immortelle, mint, thyme and more.
Driving through the narrow roads around the island you can see a lot of olive trees, vineyards and gorgeous dry stone walls called ‘Meje’. These stone walls are from XIX century and had a multitude use. They testify the way that people separated space and plots of land but also hard work of people who built them and same time free the land to plant vineyards and olive trees. You can mostly see ‘ Meje’ on southern part of island.
After this you can conclude what people are most concerned with and that is the production of olive oil and wine.
Traditional island wines are: Plavac (red wine), Posip (white wine from Cara and Smokvica), Grk ( white wine from Lumbarda). These are wines of very good quality and also famous in Europe. This summer we were mostly drinking Posip. It is excellent choice combined with fish plates.
Along the main road you can see many wineries. My recommendation is to stop by in some of these wineries and try local wines. I’m sure that you will find something to your taste. 😉
One of the main reasons why I’m keep returning every summer to the island are beautiful beaches and crystal clear water! These beaches are mostly rocky, with very few places on the island with sandy beaches. Fan or not of these types of beaches I’m sure that you will fall in love after first visit. I’m especially impressed with wild rocky beaches and beauty of untouched nature. I hope it will remain so in the future.
In rest of the post I’ll share pics of, for me, the most beautiful island beaches and in the coming posts I’ll talk more about the most visited island places: Vela Luka and Korcula Town.