LUMBARDA, KORCULA ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Lumbarda is a small, picturesque fishing village of about 1000 inhabitants, located on the eastern part of one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Korcula. If you leave the Korcula town and take the road eastwards, through 6km of Mediterranean pine wood, you come to the large, sheltered bay of Lumbarda, a village of pretty cottages and villas, sandy beaches, vineyards and olive groves. The village is perfect for those looking for sandy beaches, as there are three of them right there. The sea is warm and clear, great for swimming and snorkelling. All kinds of water sport are on offer, and on the beach you can even find a small football field. Lumbarda is a very relaxing and peaceful place, but there are plenty of shops, coffee bars and 14 restaurants, something for everyone's taste. Fishing is famous, and fresh fish and shellfish first class, prepared simply, the local way. The notable and strictly locally made white wine is called Grk and it is very delicious.
Walking along the coastal path through Lumbarda, you can see the mainland, which is the beautiful unspoilt Peljesac peninsula, which you are warmly recommended to explore. Buses from Lumbarda to the town of Korcula go regularly and you can take a ferry to the mainland town of Orebic, a 15 minute ferry ride. From there, you can even make a day trip to the fabulous Dubrovnik, or spend the day visiting the fantastic wineries on Peljesac.
Lumbarda has a long tradition of boat building, and its charming harbour is full of small wooden, lovingly maintained fishing boats. If you are there with your children, they may be interested in attending the "Kids boatbuilding workshop" and "Days of shipbuilding in Korcula". They will have loads of fun and learn something about the heritage of Lumbarda and the island of Korcula. In the summer there are music, singing, folk dancing and dramas performed on the village square. As Korcula was inhabited by Greeks from the third century BC, there are some important Greek vases to be seen in the Korcula museum. You can also see the remains of a Roman Villa Rustica. In the 16th century Korcula nobles built their summer mansions in Lumbarda, and some of those are still lived in today!
The island of Korcula can be reached by both car and passenger ferries run from Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula to the town of Korcula at the south east end of the island. Korcula Town, considered to be the birth place of Marco Polo, is a beautifully preserved mediaeval town dating from the 13th Century. The town is fortified and positioned on a small elevated peninsula providing a commanding position over the strait between the island and the mainland. Today Korcula's narrow alleyways and town squares provide the setting for bars, restaurants, shops and galleries.
Island close to Korcula
There is a large sandy beach in the bay of Lumbarda about 6km from Korcula town. Lumbarda town has a sheltered harbour and small marina, restaurants, shops and cafes.
The second town of the island is Vela Luka located at the end of a deep bay at the western end of the island. A busy fishing port, the harbour at Vela Luka is crammed with small boats and cafes, shops and restaurants front the harbour.
Ferry timetables can be found on the Korcula Info website.
Orebic is the principal town on the Peljesac Peninsula and is famous for the fine "Captains Houses" from the 18th and 19th century that line the sea frontage. The town in an important tourist centre with many restaurants, bars and cafes and a delightful pebble beach running the length of the sea frontage.
View from above Orebic towards Korcula
For information on Orebic refer to guide books or the Peljesac website.
Orebic is also the ferry port for crossing to the island of Korcula.
The Peljesac peninsula
The Peljesac peninsula, some 65km long is only 6km across at its widest point. It joins the main land at Ston and run parallel to the main Dalmatian coast. The peninsula is characterised by a rugged natural beauty. Mountains of over 900 metres height run down the spine of the peninsula and the coastline is indented with many natural bays and harbours. The principal town on the Peninsula is Orebic. The peninsula has some of the nicest beached in Croatia, both sand and shingle and many that are in quiet and picturesque bays. Trpanj is a pretty harbour town with a delightful beach, linked by ferry to the mainland at Ploce. Trstenik and Zuljana are amongst the prettiest beach front villages that you will find in Croatia.
The historic towns of Ston and Mali Ston, with their massive fortifications, have guarded the entrance to the Peninsula since the 14th century. Today they are also famed for their excellent restaurants and locally harvested oysters.
Local wines from the Peljesac peninsular are considered to be amongst Croatia's finest. Notable are the red wines. Dingac is most highly regarded but we would also recommend trying Postup and Plavac. There are several wineries located in the village of Potomje on the road running up the centre of the peninsular. It is possible to taste wine and buy directly from the wineries.
View to Trestenik
Our Villas in Lumbarda
|A classic Dalmatian villa in its own garden, with pool and terraces and sea views. Six bedrooms, six bathrooms. Internet. 50 metres away from a sandy beach.|
|Villa Daria |
|A six bedroom restored stone villa, with an infinity pool, directly on the beach, with its own path leading to the beach, in a fishing village with a sandy beach.|
|A four bedroom, two bathroom modern stone villa with an additional loft space, with amazing sea views. 80m from the sea and a sandy beach. Partially air conditioned, and with fans provided. WiFi. BBQ. Parking.|
|Villa Lara Too|
|An attractive stone villa with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The villa is a short walk to Lumbarda beach. Private pool, summer kitchen, BBQ and outdoor seating area. Parking. Partial air conditioning and heating. Wifi. Sea and island views.|