Explore Korcula, Prizba, and Blato by visiting unique sightseeing locations
We know that the sunbathing, swimming and the other wonders of the sea are the primary reasons to come to the island of Korcula and Prizba. However, you can’t leave the island without discovering some interesting locations, often hidden, but at the same time not hard to find. So for the question “what to visit on Korcula” in this post we want to recommend 3 ancient churches in Prizba and Blato. The churches are a real jewel of Blato county historical heritage. They are ideal spots for recreational activities like walking and cycling. Also, they are excellent viewpoints of the sea and the inland scenery especially if you rent an apartment during the low season in June or September when you will be amazed by beautiful sunsets and dramatic skies.
1. St. Mark’s Church
St. Mark’s Church is located on the top of the hill above small peninsula Priscapac. There is a path which starts from the road Prizba – Brna just above small peninsula Priscapac – take a look at the map for the exact location. The path leads uphill and it is rather steeply but as you move higher you will be awarded with an unforgettable view of the sea and picturesque coast all the way from Brna to Prizba.
The path will lead you to the top of the hill and to the church. The area around the church is covered with pine trees which obstruct the view but if you move left or right you will find nice spots from where the view is excellent.
The church itself is not medieval but newer. Dated from the 19th century, with simple but harmonic architecture it leaves the impression of past times when people came here to find a piece in a church ritual after hard work in the nearby vineyards. Sit and rest near the church and you will feel a calming effect of this area.
For getting back it is recommended to use the other way. Just follow the path towards inland. You will pass near Morkan vineyards and come to the road which will lead you back to Prizba.
2. Our Lady Of The Field
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The wide veneer is enhanced with a couple of unobtrusive yet striking details. Exquisite windows cunningly hide interior as it was in its profundity embraced events that was twined here as the centuries progressed. Especially intriguing is the opening for the light over the entryway and a thin pinnacle that looks as though their ringer tale about itself.
Archeological discoveries demonstrate that under and around the church are the remaining parts of Roman structures and can be expected that there was a settlement. The church is first referenced in the fourteenth century yet is likely to be a lot older.
While you are here, we suggest to take a short walk along the vineyards. If you happen to be on Korcula on 15
3. Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian
This medieval church is visible from the road from Blato to Vela Luka. But to reach it, it is necessary to pass along a yellow road through Blato vineyards. While it is easily reachable by car, this is an ideal cycling route highly recommended if you are cycling on Korcula.
As soon as you walk up to the church, single shallow niches catch the eye. They are properly arranged on the outer walls and give the church a special sacred texture. Highlighted entrance with an adjusted overhang acts as a time machine that welcomes passerby to enter the history that may uncover the secrets of a maritime fight that medieval illustrations show on the inside walls.
Archaeological findings indicate that this is the oldest sacral buildings on the island, and it was built in the 12th century. Around and below it hides the remains of ancient buildings. There are many stone walls around that left us only shadows of the characters who were staying here.