Lumbarda is a small fishermen's village of around 1200 inhabitants. It is situated at the eastern part of Island of Korcula, about 5 kilometers from Korcula Old Town.
In the 3rd century BC, a Greek settlement was founded here from which originated the Psephism and the gnathia vases found in graves (can be seen in the Korcula Town Museum). Since the 16st century prosperous Korčula Town landowners built summer houses called "kaštel" on the best sites around Lumbarda, some of them still well preserved and inhabited by local families. For centuries the people of Lumbarda were farmers, mostly grape growers, fishermen and stone-masons. Several prominent modern Croatian artists, sculptors and painters were born here.There are a few local amateur sculptors and painters who live and work in Lumbarda, among them : Ivan Jurjevic-Knez and Tino Jurjevic. .
There are several taverns and inns in Lumbarda offering traditional dishes, especially fresh grilled fish seasoned with olive oil and accompanied by the local white wines. Fine sandy beaches (very rare in the Adriatic) surround Lumbarda.
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Prizba is a small village, poulation of 250, located on the southern coast of Korcula. Prizba is made up of several smaller bays and two peninsulas, Ratak and Priscapac. Priscapac is small tourist resort with a pebble beach. On the Ratak peninsula, in the center of Prizba, is a pebble beach and a small convent (Sisters of Mercy). The area is surrounded by numerous vineyards and rich villas of former Korcula aristocrats.
The town has a camp, a few restaurants and cafe bars, a post office and market. The apartment resort Priscapac has a pizzeria, super market, a cafe bar and a newspaper stand. In Prizba you can rent a bike or a small motor boat for sightseeing the beautiful coastline and excursions to the nearby uninhabited islands (Stupa, Crklica, Sridnjak and Vrhovnjak) which are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.
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Zrnovska Banja is a village situated on the eastern part of the island of Korcula, just 3 km from old town Korcula. It is a small community and has a grocery store, restaurant, boat and bike rental, and organized boat tours of the surroundings.
In Zrnovska banja, there are pebble beaches with concrete swimming areas. It is an ideal destination if you are looking to spend a peaceful and quiet vacation, yet is close to the town of Korcula which offers a more active vacation.
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Zrnovo is a village located about 4 kilometers from Korcula Old Town. It is a small village having just over thousand inhabitants, spreading on the large area and it consist of four separate hamlets which are Prvo Selo, Brdo, Kampus and Postrana.
Zrnovo is one of the oldest settlements on the island. The village has numerous small churches one can see walking along the road from East to West. Zrnovo also has it's grocery shops, couple of cafes and several traditional restaurants / konobas. Zrnovo is a great little place to spend peaceful time and enjoy nature weather you decide to stay in Zrnovo or just do a day trip from Korcula Town.
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Korcula, a port town on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korcula, situated on a small peninsula which is connected with the island by a narrow passage. It is known for its outstanding cultural and historical heritage and has a long tradition in seafaring, shipbuilding, and stone-masonry. It is the birthplace of the adventurer and traveller Marco Polo. Today, Korcula is an important tourist centre. Tourism has a years-long tradition on the island. The first modern hotel, Korcula, was opened in 1912, in a building erected in 1871. Hotel guests have been enjoying the sunset at the hotel terrace for decades, which is a unique experience in the early summer.
The most important cultural event is the traditional chivalrous game called "Moreska". It has been performed in Korcula since the 15th century and is of Spanish origin. It is a battle between the army of the White King and the army of the Black King, who fight for the princess abducted by the Black King. After a fierce fight with swords, in seven battle figures and a dramatic dialogue, the White King defeats the Black King and sets the princess free. The fight is accompanied by a battle march performed by a brass band. Moreska is performed every year on the 29th of July, together with the celebration of St. Todor, but also on several occasions during the tourist season.
Other traditional feasts in Korcula include the carnival, which starts on the Epiphany, and the Holy Week, with the procession of guilds - especially impressive is the procession on Good Friday. -Other religious feasts are the day of Sts. Peter and Paul (29th of June) with bonfires, the festivities of the Assumption of Our Lady (15th of August) and the feast of St. Martin, with baptizing of young wine (in November). Many cultural and sports events take place during the summer months: music festivals, theatre and folk music performances, sports contests, yachting regattas, etc.
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