Korcula Island Places of Interest
Prizba is a popular summer seaside resort on the south side of the island of Korcula in Croatia. It extends five kilometres along the coast, from the bay of Grscica all the way to the peninsulas Priscapac and Vinacac towards the east. Prizba consists of several bays, islets and a picturesque peninsula Ratak. There are various restaurants, recreation equipment rental services and a couple of shops in this area. In the restaurants you'll enjoy all of Korcula's fish specialties, as well as meat dishes with homegrown vegetables along with the best selection of wines.
Probably the most intriguing part of this area are the little islets: Vrhovnjak, Sridnjak, Crklica, Stupa and Cerin. These uninhabited islets are approximately 800 meters from the central part of Prizba and they have beautiful spots for swimming and enjoying in the sun or resting in the deep shade of pine trees. If you dive a bit underneath the sea surface, you will find culinary delicacies which can be eaten raw, such as the sea urchins or various shells that inhabit the coast. And there is still a lot more to discover if you dive a bit deeper!
About 10 minutes drive from Prizba, you will come to Blato, a place famous for the Kumpanjija sword dance and a large linden tree alley. Strolling around the streets of Blato, a bell tower and the loggia appear, as well as the church of All Saints, all of which are located on the spacious square. After attending some of the various summer events, rest and dine in the nearby restaurants and discover the rich tradition of winemaking in Blato in the local wine tasting corner. Blato also has a cake with a special story behind its origins – the famous Lumblija.
Many restaurants with local gastro specialties, long seaside promenade where summer events take place (do not miss the acapella folk chants called „klapa“) and the island of Proizd with its beautiful beaches are just couple of things to describe in short this popular summer place. Being on the shore, Vela Luka has a rich naval tradition with a safe harbour to moor a boat. But, this place also hides a couple of notable landmarks: an important archaeological site Vela spila (which means „big cave“) and an abandoned fortress Hum with a beautiful view on the bay of Vela Luka and the islands of Hvar and Lastovo.
The town of Korcula is surely the best known spot on the island. Similar to Dubrovnik, Korcula town has typical medieval streets with old buildings, fortresses and town walls that protected Korcula from threats throughout the history. Walking through town there are all sorts of classy restaurants, excellent for enjoying the finest of local dishes by the seaside before heading to an evening concert in the local bars. A visit to the house of Marco Polo is a must, as well as the performance of the famous Moreska sword dance.