The gorgeous town with the same name as the island Korcula is located on the north-east coast of the island. In previous post I wrote about Vela Luka as a place where I was located this summer, but occasionally me and my travel partner were going on the other side of island to change a bit our daily routine. It took us about 45 minutes to get there, by car. We planned to spent all day on this side of island, so I brought with me clothes and other necessary staff. First stop was place near Korcula town- Lumbarda! We decided to spent a day on the beach here and then to go in Korcula old town.
Lumbarda is also beautiful Mediterranean place and nice choice for summer vacation. It’s known as a place with vineyards and famous Croatian wines ‘Plavac’ and ‘Grk’. The main reason why we were coming here few times are two beautiful sandy beaches: Vela Przina and Bilin Zal. ‘Vela Przina’ is the biggest sandy beach on the island Korcula. It’ s located on the southern side of Lumbarda with a view of Lastovo island. Second beach, Bilin Zal, is located on the north side of Lumbarda and from there you can see peninsula ‘Peljesac’. For me, this second beach is more beautiful. Clean water, fine sand and very nice atmosphere on the beach are the reasons why I’m coming back here again. Near beach is big parking place and it costs 3 euro for whole day. One part of the beach is concreted and there is a big restaurant with nice food. It’s usually full of people. Near this restaurant are showers with warm water. I had to mention this, because I was so happy when I saw it. 🙂 Most of the beaches where we were didn’t have. 🙂 On the beach are two places where you can go to a massage. Also what is different with this beach is that the reef is longer than usual. For me this was interesting and nice change after wild rocky beaches over the island. It’s also convenient for some sport or children. After a day of sunbathing and water activities I was ready to go early evening to Korcula town.
Korcula town is located about 6 kilometers from Lumbarda and it’s considered one of the most beautiful medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The old town is surrounded by a graceful walls from the Middle Ages and the streets of the town are made in the form of fish bones to protect the town from winter winds.
Along the main street in old town are many restaurants with delicious food. Dinner on the walls of the fortress overlooking the sea with excellent local white wine was a blissful moment of the night. 🙂
Korcula town is also known as birth place of the famous world traveler and writer, Marco Polo. His house is located in ‘Depolo’ street near main street in old town. Part of the house is open for tourist where you can find out more about his life. Korculans proudly emphasize this so you can see much of it in his name, such as restaurants, shops, boats, names of dishes, desserts etc.
Summer nights can be more interesting if you see the column of young men dressed as knights with torches in their hands. This is traditional dance from Korcula town ‘Moreska’ which represent the victory of good over evil. It’s used to be played only on special occasions but today it’s very often performed for tourists. Last year I had the opportunity for a moment to experience medieval times. Accidentally we were in the column that followed the knights. 🙂
Korcula town offers a lot of other things to visit, see and try…I haven’t toured all, but I hope that I will in future visits to this magical town.
Hope that you like my posts about places from my summer vacation. I had a wonderful summer here and if you decide to spend your next summer vacation on Korcula island I’m sure you’ll not regret it. 😉