Island of Korcula - places to visit
Prigradica lies on the northern shore of the county of Blato and it is a popular summer resort for a family vacation. Pebble beaches with bright blue sea are located in the very centre of this place, along with restaurants, a bar and a sports field, all with a nice view to the sea. Prigradica is also famous for its long seaside promenade, a nice place for a walk or for having fun during the summer events. The area is well connected with roads to Blato and with catamaran lines, so it can easily be reached either by car or with a public transport, making it a nice stop for island hopping in Croatia.
Situated on the hillsides in the middle of the valley in the center of the island of Korcula, this picturesque place is proud of its winemaking tradition, the long linden tree alley and promenade and the traditional dance Kumpanjija. Coming to this in area with a long winemaking tradition, it is inevitable to have a stop at a local wine tasting corner for a glass of a local wine variety, especially after a walk under the linded trees. Blato is the hometown of Kumpanjija, an intense traditional dance with swords which is being performed in honor of brave men who defended Blato long time ago against the enemies coming from the seaside. Watch it under the starry sky during Summer on the historical town square, in front of the church and the old town loggia.
On the western side of the island of Korcula lies Vela Luka, a port and a place with many curiosities to check out during your stay on the island of Korcula. It is famous for its specific style of klapa (a capella style) singing, with many years of tradition - do not miss to attend the performance of klapa singers during Summer, making it a great occasion after a dinner at some of the local fish restaurants. Klapa performance is very often happening on various spots on the long seaside promenade with a splendid sunset views, which became almost a symbol of Vela Luka. Heading out of town, there are numerous spots to check out - a famous archaeological gem, the cave of Vela Spila, the fortress of Hum, many coves and bays great for relaxation, but the most beautiful gem of nature is surely the island of Proizd, with beaches with bright turquoise sea.
Korcula - a famous medieval town situated on a popular route from Dubrovnik to Split is one of the most notable spots of this part of Dalmatia. This historical town is full of stories starting from Marco Polo to famous artisans and artist which during centuries shaped the image of Korcula as we know it today. Make a stop at a local restaurant and enjoy fish and meat specialties of this area, along with a glass of some typical local wine varieties (Pošip or Grk recommended). Do not miss to attend Moreška sword dance and to head out afterwards to a wine bar or a café with live music - the summer nights in Korcula under the starry sky are quite something to experience.