AVAILABILITY PERIOD: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019
Discover the spells of the island of Korčula, one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. Originally called Korkyra Melaina ( Black Korčula) it dates from the times of ancient Greeks. From its early beginnings it was the home of wine grape and wine production which have become an essential part of life and survival of inhabitants of Korčula. The Statute from 1427 ( the oldest written body of laws in this part of Europe) regulated wine growing, production and trade on the island. Korčulan wines were exported to Venice and they were regularly served on the Habsburg Court.
Our excursion starts at the view point of Korčula, where you can take a couple of photos. Then we drive through the interior of the island, passing the villages of Žrnovo and Pupnat on our way to Pupnatska Luka ( The Bay of Pupnat), one of the most beautiful bays on the island. We continue our trip towards Čara and Smokvica, where you will be able to see vineyards. In Smokvica we will stop for a wine tasting. In Blato we will hear a story about wine production of local Korčulan wines and will have a chance to taste them. We will also visit the Ethno House of Barilo, a small showroom of traditional ways of life on the island. We will be offered traditional pastries and liqueurs. On our way back from Blato to Korčula we will have one more wine tasting in one of many local wineries. Swimming can be organised at any point upon request.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: vehicle with driver, professional escort and guidance, wine tasting,
ARKO TRAVEL – travel agency
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