Korcula Blog

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Islands of Korcula and Vrnik to Host Travel Writing Workshop

Professional travel journalists will teach a weeklong course about the skills required to write for publications. Shorthand Travel, a team of journalists teaching writing workshops in Croatia, has partnered with Vrnik Arts Club to present travelers with an opportunity to explore the Croatian coast and islands while learning how to live and work from anywhere in the world. The travel writers and teachers for the course are Alex Crevar and Molly Harris—regular contributors to The New York Times, National Geographic, Lonely Planet and BBC Travel, among others. Their Korcula workshop will occur 23-30 June 2019.  Students will stay on Korcula…
Friday, 28 December 2018

Change to the Split - Hvar - Korčula Catamaran Schedule in 2019

We've written in our articles regarding connections between Korčula and the mainland about the Split - Hvar (- Prigradica) - Korčula catamaran line , which is a line that operates throughout the year, connecting the two islands with Split. In 2018, it was scheduled to leave Split at 4:30 pm every day, arrive in Hvar at 5:30 and finally make it to Korčula around 7 pm.    In 2019, the schedule will be different: on January 1st 2019 it will start leaving Split at 4 pm every day, arriving in Hvar around 5 pm, and finally make it to Korčula also half an…
Monday, 17 December 2018

100-Million-Year-Old Fish Teeth Found in the Korčula Cave

As we've reported previously, this summer a cave was accidentally discovered in the village of Žrnovo, hamlet Postrana. Since then, preliminary investigations have been conducted in the Korčula cave, and 24 sata brings the story, written by Bogdan Blotnej.    Branko Jalžić, speleology instructor and biospeleologist tells the journalist that he was looking for any kind of bugs on the sides of the cave, when he first noticed an odd shape on a rock in the cave, 35 meters deep. His experience made him believe it was a fossil, which was later confirmed by scientists in the Croatian Natural Sciences…
Friday, 7 December 2018

Ice Rink in Korčula Opened for Advent

Delayed one day, because of the strong wind and a lot of rain that made it impossible for the opening of the ice rink in Korčula to take place on Saturday, as it was originally planned, the ice skating rink right by the sea was open to the public on Sunday.      The opening itself was a very festive event, with wonderful sunny weather (after the horrible rainy and gloomy Saturday), many people of Korčula showed up to be among the first ones to test the ice this year. Advent festivities have now fully started in Korčula as well,…
Monday, 3 December 2018

Natural History Week Korčula 2018

For the third time ever, the interdisciplinary popular-science project "Natural History Week Korčula" will be taking place in Korčula this week.  This year there are some changes, as a newly-started group of natural sciences enthusiasts took on organizing the event: Adriatica, Association for the research and preservation of the biodevirsity of the Mediterranean. Key organizers are Milan Vojinović and Tamara Crnac. Thus far, the activities of the Natural History Week Korčula were focused on the speleological and biospeleological research of the underground karst phenomena, interdisciplinary research into the protected areas such as Badija islet, Hober park and Kočje reserve, as well…
Saturday, 1 December 2018

Advent in Vela Luka Opens on Korcula

The festive season is upon us on Korcula, as Advent in Vela Luka opens on the east of the island. Keep us with all the events in this time of festive cheer. One of the nice things about life in Croatia recent years has been the additional effort put in by local authorities in livening up the winter months. The success of Advent in Zagreb has trickled down to the rest of the country, and whereas more remote destinations may have all but shut down during the winter months, more and more towns are entering in the Christmas spirit by…
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