The treasure island Korcula in Croatia
Adriatic Sea, imposing coasts, charismatic medieval villages, stunning seafood… Korcula, a beautiful Croatian island, abounds with idyllic corners safe from tourists. All I have to do is venture slightly off the path and put my ears to the ground to discover a very different world. Look up at the sky and go with the flow !
Such is the lot of places spoiled by the gifts of nature in Croatia. With 698 islands, this country is blessed of magic landscapes. Endless beaches, rhythmically broken up by bays, a few rocks adding a rough edge to the curves, I wanted more. More mystery, more secrets, more hideaways. Better than a lounge : the isolated cove. Just me and the sheer immensity. I ended up in Korcula island, based in Korcula city, at the east. The concept of the trip is simple : not travel much, just enjoy the slow life.
What to see island and to do in Korcula city : The old town, Saint Marc Cathedral, Kasiopea organic shop, the fish market, Put Svetog Nikole street and walk around the city.
The first days, I gave up myself in my bed, made my first pitch-stirrers, my first dives, walked in mini shorts and flip flop, visit the old city of Korcula and some beaches around. The following days, I drove along the Dalmatian coast by scooter in the direction of Racisce. I fell in love with a stunning cave with turquoise green water in the village of Zrnovska Banja, the paradise ! A few miles away, I had some Spritz at Tara' S Lodges, a charming intimist and contemporary hotel, below tourist agitation. Mostly at the evening, I hanged out in the old port of Korcula where bars and restaurants play live music, nice vibes. From the top of castle, the panoramic view of the sea and mountains is speechless. Best way to end a good day.
My favorites bars/restaurants : Bokar Wine Bar (Korcula) - Tara’s Lodge (Žrnovska Banja) - sea food at Konoba Albert (Cara).
The next days, I felt to explore the coast a little bit further. The best way to honour a landscape is to get lost right ? Seek it out into the small villages. I stopped by Cara’s vineyards, walked in Lumbarda, had some seafood in Postrana. Funny story. I found a stunning cave with amazing clear green water in Zavalatica with an amazing view of the coast. Just up to the cave, I saw a local restaurant with a huge terrace above the ocean calls Konoba Albert. At the meantime, we were running out of gas and we were away from the gas station. Oops ! Albert, the owner of the restaurant, gave us kindly some gas for free. He literally saved us ! We had lunch at his place and got the best fresh seafood ever ! The island always shows you where you are : the lanes, paths, the people, the trails and supposedly dead ends. Korcula is really something.
Where is Korcula island ?
How tom come to Korcula :
All the infos at croatiaferries.com
From Split by ferry : Split - Vela Luka with Jadrolinija (around 3h ; 8€/adult ; 4€/child - départure also from Dubrovnik.