Korcula, the perfect Dalmatian island to visit with kids



Korcula is the sixth largest Adriatic island with the perfect mixture of a glorious old town with medieval towers and quiet coves with relaxing beaches nestled under pine trees. Historic St. Marks cathedral is towering over the old city inside medieval walls that are fortifying the harbor. The island is rich in vineyards producing one of the best Croatian white wines from the local pošip grapes. The grk grape, cultivated around Lumbarda, also produces quality dry white wine. At the market in Korcula, Hendrix discovered the ‘click clack’ (a great Croatian toy).

Hendrix discovered the ‘click clack’ in Korcula. You hold these 2 hard plastic balls on a string and then try to click them together as many times as possible.

We rented a great Airbnb with a pool overlooking the beach and the small town of Lumbarda. We loved swimming and hanging out at the local town beach (with beach bar and pool table!). Hendrix screamed of happiness when he found out that they had a water parkour activity. Just the right amount of tourists found their way here and so we had a very relaxing week eating delicious local food, visiting Korcula old town, exploring the island with plenty of snorkeling, jet skiing and boat trips.





The old town is fantastic. Shopping in the narrow alleyways and the town square market were one of our favorite things to do. We climbed the bell tower of beautiful St. Marks Cathedral which is located on top of the hill in the middle of the old town. The Marco Polo house and museum where the famous world traveller and writer was born was fun to visit. On the top floor of the Marco Polo house you have a beautiful view over the red roofs of the old town and the ocean. Great little museum!

Climbing up the tower at St. Marks cathedral was exciting.
When we reached the top platform the bells started ringing and it nearly gave me a heart attack.
Amazing view over the old town from the tower platform.
Old Town in Korcula is an amazing place. Great shopping, eating and exploring in this medieval town.

The Marco Polo house is a cute little museum and worth the visit.
Great view from the top floor of the Marco Polo house. You can see an ocean of houses in Venetian Renaissance style architecture with a variety of red roofs.
The famous world traveler used to live here.

We had some fantastic Dalmatian dinners at Kanoba Maslina in Rovinj. It’s not on the beach (we found it on our way from Lumbarda to Korcula old town) and it’s a fairly simple place with wooden tables and chairs. The Dalmatian cuisine is based heavily on fish, greens, olive oil, and seasonings like garlic, rosemary and parsley, influenced by Italian cooking. Maslina’s chef has his Dalmatian cooking down. Hendrix loved the Croatian pasta dish (dipping their homemade bread called Pogacice into it will knock you out) and Tony and I ate lamb, fish (grilled fresh catch of the day), langostinos and everything else the waiter proudly recommended. Pasticada, stuffed and marinated meat loaf with homemade gnocchi was amazing. One night they had live music and we all danced right next to our tables. We give this place 5 thumbs up!


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