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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula October 3rd 2018

Happy birthday Julie ❤️ No plans today so woke when I woke and went down to breakfast around 9:30. After breakfast I decided to walk along the coast until I could find a nice beach and just hang out. The weather was very pleasant today, sunny and warm without any humidity. I walked past many interesting little spots that looked tempting to dive into - the water was crystal clear, blue green and inviting! This part of the world had the cleanest water of anywhere. I ended up walking about 4kms when I decided to stop at a little beach bar called Korcula Hill Beach Club but there was no one there and it was shut. I made myself comfortable on the 'sand' (which was in fact little stones) and enjoyed laying in the sun for ... read more
The view along my walk
Looking back towards Korcula town
My beach spot

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula October 2nd 2018

This morning was spent packing up and getting my bag out my door before 8:15, after which I headed downstairs for a quick breakfast as we needed to be on the bus by 8:45am. We then drive to Split to wait in line at the ferry terminal. Kim and I did a quick walk to find some coffee - which we did but I'm not sure it was worth the walk! We had to go inside a bar, which was filled with smoke, to get the coffee. We couldn't get out of there quick enough and both felt like we had actually just smoked a cigarette haha. Our bus drove onto the ferry whilst we all walked in board and found an area we could hang out together. It was a pretty old ferry so no ... read more
Entry into the old town of Korcula
The alleged home of Marco Polo
Streets in the old town of Korcula

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 7th 2017

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 7th 2017

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 7th 2017

We had a group dinner tonight in a small village in Zrnovo. Wonderful friends, food, history, wine. What could be better!... read more
Grape vines at the restaurant
Views from the village
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 7th 2016

I was now on my way to Croatia. From Rimini, I had to catch a train down to Ancona from where I then had to catch a ferry to Split - the same ferry that I had caught in the other direction nine years ago. Walking the one kilometre or so from the train station to the port, I did see a sign for "check-in" but for some reason didn't think that it applied to me. You'd have the check-in close to where you board the ferry, right? Not seeing an office for Jadrolinija anywhere, I then stopped in at a tourist information office where I was then told that I had to walk back a kilometre in the hot sun to where I had seen that sign. Luckily there was a free bus just passing ... read more
Korcula Town
St Stephen's Square, Hvar
Town Walls, Korcula

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 10th 2015

À 175 kilomètres à l'ouest de Dubrovnik, il faut compter un peu plus de 3 heures pour rejoindre l'île de Korčula. Vous me direz que c'est un peu long pour parcourir une si courte distance... Détrompez-vous! Le temps défile très vite à travers ce paysage époustouflant! D'un côté, les Alpes dinariques avant qu'elles ne deviennent les Balkans plus à l'est, et de l'autre, l'éternel bleu marine de l'Adriatique perlée de centaines d'îles dont plusieurs sont inhabitées. Une seule route longe la péninsule, large pour deux voitures par endroits. Elle est parfois vertigineuse, parfois en épingles à cheveux, perchée au bord d'un précipice qui n'est protégé que par une simple barre de métal en guise de parapet... Mais on ne ferme pas les yeux...on fait confiance au chauffeur qui lui garde non seulement les siens sur la ... read more
L'église Saint-Pierre
Les dégradés bleus
Sur les hauteurs, l'église des dominicains

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 12th 2014

The island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Its southern coast is formed by small beaches and quiet coves. The Greeks, called the island Korkyra. What to see? Korcula town, Blato, Vela Luka, Smokvica... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula June 11th 2013

Korcula is the sixth largest Croatian island and barely seperated from the mainland. This ancient city is also known for its architecture. One of the tourist attractions is the alleged house of birth of Marco Polo, which is now a museum of Marco Polo. Also, Korcula is the only place that the sword dance, Moreska, is still performed. It is a world famous folk drama that used to be performed all over the medditeranean.... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula May 10th 2013

Suzy had put her boots down and had no intention of moving from her little piece of paradise on the hilltop at Camping Nevio. If there ever was heaven then this was it. No noise but the sound of birdsong. The campsite was empty and as an ACSI site cost 246 kuna including tourist tax for two nights. EVerything was perfect from the blue of the Adriatic to the small lighthouse on the island in the middle of the bay and to the twinkling lights of Korcula town. We didnt want to move and neither did Suzy. I think she spent the day contemplating how many shades of blue she could see out to sea. Starting with the early morning silver grey it changed to cornflower blue, azure, emerald green and back again to jade. The ... read more

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