Many people when visiting Korčula opt to got to Korčula town, the biggest and most popular town on the island, which in itself isn’t a bad idea, on the contrary. But then you will probably miss out on a charming little village ofLumbarda, situated southeast from Korčula town, only 15 minutes by car. One more recommendation for visiting Lumbarda is its marina, when you will usually find a spot for your boat, unlike ACI marina in Korčula, when it can get really busy during high season.
Surrounded by sandy beaches (which are extremly rare in the Adratic) and green hills, this fisherman’s village prides itself on its stone, wine and olive groves. A few prominent Croatian sculptors are from Lumbarda (most important of which was Frano Kršinić); even today there are local sculptors here which live here and are more and more involved in tourism; a stone sculpture would be a nice souvenir to bring home from your trip.
Local taverns offer fresh, homemade meals, seafood is especially tasty, more so when paired with a exquisite Lumbarda wine, Grk bijeli, dry, white wine with an aromatic flavour. A real antistress therapy is sitting in one of seaside caffes eealy in the morning, sipping coffee while watching fishermen coming back with nets full of fish, with 20 little islands in the background. Visit the green market and the fish market; you know all the products came right from the nature to your plate.