One day & a half in Korcula
After a day well spent in Split, my family and I left for the island of Korcula, my personal favorite! This island felt like paradise with its quiet coves and beautiful-looking old buildings. Plus the stunning view you wake up to each morning makes you want to gaze at it all day…
Hotel in Korcula
We stayed at the Lesic Dimitri Palace, one of the most beautiful hotels I stayed at in my life, located in the old town of Korcula. A tiny old street going up brings you to your residence’s door. In the morning, we had breakfast in front of the hotel, beside the town walls overlooking the sea. Let me just say that the food and the view made me wish I lived there all year long!
Activities in Korcula
We soon put our comfy shoes on and walked around the old town, exploring its little shops and visited Marco Polo‘s house (he is apparently from there although many Croats argue about his origins…). The house visit is a little pricy for what it is, so if you want to learn about Marco Polo, I suggest asking a tour guide instead on one of your tours.
The weather being insanely warm, we wanted to go for a swim! Looking to get away from pebble beaches, we went to a sandy beach in Lumbarda. Howeber, it was crowded with tourists and large families. To get a more authentic experience, we walked a little further, dropped our towels on large rocks and went from one rock to the other until we were far enough to plunge into the water. We went for walks, sunbathed and went back to the hotel after a couple of hours, blown away by the beauty of this island. To me, the “rocky beaches” and by that I mean jumping in the water from rocks are much better than typical sandy beaches in Croatia. There will be less people and plus, you feel like a little adventurer going for a swim that way!
On our way back, we drove past quiet vineyards…and tasted their wine at dinner the same evening! Lumbarda has some great wineyard tours if you want to try!
Restaurant Filippi in the old town of Korcula was definitely my favorite! And the view of the sea at sunset is amazing!!
Half a day in Ston
Too soon, we left Korcula for Dubrovnik and stopped in Ston on the way, to eat and shake up our legs! We walked up and down Ston’s walls. You get a great view from up there, but what I liked the most was getting out of the car to exercise ;)
Bota Sare in Mali Ston is a must-do for seafood lovers. They use local ingredients. Plus, Ston is knowned for its oysters, so you have got to try some. Our favourite plate was Noah’s Arch!
The last post on Dubrovnik is coming up! Stay tuned for some more Croatian adventures!
Read here the first part of my 6-day Croatia Travel Guide on Split!