To get to the Island of Korcula from the town of Split, we rode the ferry to the town of Vela Luka. From Vela Luka we rode the bus to Korcula town where we would be staying for two nights. It was a Monday in mid-May when we arrived in Korcula town, the bus dropped us off at the small harbour which was quiet and deserted.
We walked along the water’s edge toward the Monastery, which was only a block away from our accommodations according to the map our Airbnb host had emailed us.
The late afternoon sun highlighted the Old Town for us as we towed our luggage up the hill. I stopped to take some photos well aware that we weren’t likely to see to it quite like that again.
As we passed by the Monastery we knew we were getting close to our place.
Within a 15 minutes walk we arrived at our apartment, it was perched on a hill above the monastery and the Adriatic sea. It was far lovelier than I imagined, with ocean views from several windows, a lush garden, two bedrooms, and quiet evenings.
Of course we couldn’t stay in our new place for too long with the Old Town just a hop and a skip away.
When we arrived in the Old Town no one seemed to be around
but as we wondered along the sea wall we came upon a row of cafes overlooking the water and with views of other islands. It was a warm and unforgettable evening.
The following day we explored the Old Town, which can be seen in half a day.
It’s easy to navigate the narrow, hilly streets brimming with shops, restaurants and ancient architecture.
One of the highlights of our visit was to climb the Bell Tower for a spectacular 360 degrees view of rooftops, neighboring islands and the Adriatic.
Later that day we would venture to Lombarda.