Zlako Baèiæ and his family live in Crnja Luka. Except offering private accommodation they produce wine, they have a wine cellar and they also produce olive oil. Mediterranean cuisine and our traditional ways of preparation are the result of our many years of training in, and working in, our own restaurant. They offer hospitality and family warmth of our home, southern charm, gastronomic and enologic pleasures mixed with beautiful nature.
It is situated in Lumbarda, a small village surrounded by stone and sea that occupies the easternmost cape of the island of Korčula. It has always been attracting many with its unique beauty. Here you can taste and enjoy local food.
Eko Škoj is an organic food shop located in Put Svetog Nikole in Korcula town. The shop offers locally produced extra virgin olive oil, almonds, capers, aromatic herbs, cosmetics, dried fruits, honey, lavender oil and lavender pillows as well as selection of traditional made jams and marmalades – fig, lemon, orange, strawberry, cherry, apricot etc.. All products offered in the shop are organic and home made.
Korcula Town is the main town on the island, with population of about 3000 inhabitants. The main feature / sight of the whole town is Korcula Old Town – a medieval walled town with it’s towers, numerous buildings and monuments, cafés , restaurants , hotels, galleries, open air cinema and more.. Korcula is very popular for visitors as central location from which they explore the rest of the island and its surroundings.
Next to the cathedral the Abbey Treasury (Opatska Riznica) in the onetime bishop’s palace has a wide ranging collection of artifacts from St Theresa’s necklace to two tiny drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. In fact, here, you can find many invaluable works of art from Venetian and Croatian artists.
The Museum is housed in Gabrielis palace that was built in 15th and 16th century. It is 3 storey building with basement and attic. Museum has various collections covering Korcula’s history and culture from Ancient history to nowadays. Due to lack of available space, some of the museum objects (such as archaeological, ethnological, photography and some other collection) are currently not on display.
Proizd Island is one of the most beautiful small islands that you can find in Croatia. It is renowned for its amazing blue color of the sea. It is located near the island of Korcula in the southern part of Croatia and descended on it daily especially guests of Vela Luka. This island is exclusively designed for fun in the water. You can find beautiful swim, swim or snorkel. The island is a kind of swimming pool where very clean beaches, which are covered with fine pebbles or stones.
From Vela Luka to bays on north side of coast, returning to centre, pass by Vela cave and vineyards
The town of Korcula is well known for MORESKA – a traditional sword dance and drama that was common through the Mediterranean in 12th and 13th century, reaching Korcula in 16th century from Italy and Dubrovnik. The dance originated in Spain is associated to the conflict between Moors and Christians. In Dalmatia its popularity was almost certainly linked with the struggles against Ottoman Empire, above all with the victory over a Battle of Lepanto, the first major Ottoman defeat by the Christian powers, which ended the myth of Ottoman naval invincibility.
Korcula has a lot of small and secluded beaches all over the island, but the ‘best’ or let’s say most popular ones, are sandy beach Vela Przina in Lumbarda and pebble beach Pupnatska Luka. Although these are very popular beaches, there are a lot of hidden and secluded swimming spots as well as beaches and bays that are worth visiting and spending a day there.