Wir lieben es hier
We crossed the border back into Croatia and after two ferry crossings, we arrived on the island of Korcula on the Dalmatian coast Thursday evening. Our agenda for the next day and a half was to relax and enjoy this beautiful and serene setting, or as guide Darija called it: "our vacation from vacation." We followed her instructions to the letter, sleeping in, shopping a little in the winding streets and alleys of the old town, and enjoying more excellent local food and wine. Myj braved the pebbles on the beach for a swim in the warm and very salty Adriatic Sea, while Dennis watched from the hotel terrace with a few gin & tonics.
Korcula is one of the only places where it is still possible to see the traditional Moreska sword dances. We went to a performance one night that included a version of Moreska as well as traditional Dalmatian singers. The following night, a Moreska troup representing five different villages marched throughout the town, stopping to perform different dances from each village. At first we thought the swords the dancers used were fake, but as they twirled and dipped in the intricate movements, we realized there were actually sparks flying when their swords clashed.
A sunset cruise around the island before an incredible dinner at Aterina Restaurant capped our visit to Korcula. We left reluctantly Saturday morning to finish the last few days of our tour in Dubrovnik.Read more
Although we went to Korcula today, that wasn’t the initial plan. With a very early start to the day, we woke up at 5:00am in order to catch a local bus at 6:05am that was to take us to the port, in order to catch a ferry to Hvar. As one of our taxi drivers so kindly pointed out, us vacationers must have left our “brains at home,” because the morning ferry was sold out. We were assured by our Airbnb hostess that we did not have to purchase tickets in advance, so we mistakenly took this advice without investigating for ourselves.
What to do next you might ask, why hop on a bus to a place called Orebich of course! Finally, after a two hour long bus ride, and a quick hop onto a ferry, we found ourselves in Korcula, a place that Sean’s friend Calvin recommended we go to.
What an incredible change of pace from the hustle and bustle of tourists in Dubrovnik. With tiny pebbled beaches and a much smaller old town area to explore, we must have seen the entire island at least 5 times if not more. A vast majority of cafes and restaurants were named Marco Polo, as Korcula claims to be the alleged childhood home of the Italian explorer.
We enjoyed a pizza dinner by the water, and then we found the ticket office to purchase our ferry tickets back to Dubrovnik tomorrow morning - see, you can’t fool us twice ;) While sipping on local wines and craft beers amidst tiny cobblestoned alleyways we tied our rummy 500 score, 5:5. For some strange reason, the (male) waiter at the wine bar across the way insisted that I was bending the rules to work in my favour...2 against 1 not fair! As most places closed at 11pm, we wrapped up the evening at a place called Lole, a wine and tapas bar that has a perfect score on TripAdvisor.
Stay tuned as we escape the expensive price tags of Croatia and discover what Bosnia has to offer, as we make our way to the last country of the trip! KKRead more
Wir sind auf der Insel Korčula angekommen. Bei Sonnenuntergang spazierten wir abends zu unserem sehr gemütlichen Apartment. Gestern erkundeten wir dann ganz in Ruhe die Altstadt. Max kaufte sich in einem winzigen Fischerladen eine Angel, mit der wir uns dann abends an den kleinen privaten Anleger unseres Apartments setzten. Heute werden wir dort baden!
Einen Fisch hat Max noch nicht gefangen. Ich werde berichten!Read more
Es waren sehr entspannte Tage auf Korčula. Max hat geangelt und ich habe in der Sonne gelegen und gelesen. Und zwischendurch sind wir immer wieder schnorcheln gegangen. Beim Angeln war Max sogar ziemlich erfolgreich: er hat eine Goldbrasse gefangen! 🎣
Heute sind wir mit den Wassertaxi auf die benachbarte kleine Insel Badija gefahren. Wir sind einmal um die Insel spaziert und haben uns das Kloster aus dem 15. Jahrhundert angesehen, bevor wir an einem wunderbaren Strand im Schatten der Pinien Halt gemacht haben. Überall duftete es so toll nach den Pinien! Beim Schnorcheln haben wir ganz viele verschiedene Fische gesehen, das war bisher der schönste Spot! Diesmal sind auch ein paar Fotos was geworden. 🤗Read more
Catamaran ride to another island, gorgeous day. Spend some time exploring old city and lunch then off to hotel. Then wee did a fabulous 3 hour kayak trip through the harbor , across the strait to a small island and back across to our hotel. So beautiful, bay was like glass and could see to bottom, so blue it looked unreal.
Last picture is from dinner last night, it included wine parings of their white, red, and rose plus their sour cherry grape and dinner of local specialtyRead more
Korcula is a small, pretty town full of steps and an old Marina
You might also know this place by the following names:
Korčula, Korcula, Curzola, Корчула