Korcula Blog

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Love, Read, Cook Project in Korčula Continues

A project by students of the Korčula high school "Petar Šegedin", titled Love, Read, Cook (in Croatian: Voli, Čitaj, Kuhaj) continues this Wednesday, with its second installment.    Taking place in the Ivan Vidali public library in Korčula, the idea of the project is to bring reading and food together. The project is created and executed by the group of students from the second and third grade of the local high school, and is lead by Josipa Favro Kurtović from the school. It brings something new to the social life in Korčula, so if you're around and you love reading…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Korčula Airport near Smokvica Finally Becoming a Reality?

Internet remembers just about everything, so today I stumbled upon a story from December 28th, 1999, in which Jure Radić, then-Deputy Prime Minister (since deceased) officially starts the works on the construction of the Korčula Airport, near Smokvica*. If you're wondering whatever happened to the construction of the airport, the short answer is - nothing. Zoning for it was allegedly done, some basic works were done and stopped and nothing was really achieved.  Next mention of Korčula airport online comes in 2008, when Jutarnji list reports that plans that existed for Spanish investors to build an airport on Korčula were cancelled,…
Friday, 23 November 2018

History of Notary Public in Korčula

If you ever find yourself lucky enough to need a notary public in Korčula, there are only two, one in Korčula and one in Blato, and a visit to one of them will give you an amazing insight into the history of the profession on the island.  While it is, admittedly, not something most people would usually find fascinating, seeing the document displayed on the wall of Ivna Kaliman's Korčulan office really does paint a picture of a long, turbulent and amazing history of the island.  The first mention of the notary public in Korčula in the old archives kept…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Meet the Wine Towns of Korčula - Čara

Continuing our look at the wine town of Korčula through the eyes of the excellent Croatia Draga blog, a journey inland to the heart of Pošip, the island's most popular variety - welcome to Čara. A nice new blog has appeared on the scene in Croatia, with a passion for wine. Part Two of the Croata Draga's tour of the vineyards of Korčula, after last week's visit to Lumbarda.  "Čara (that’s “char-a”) is probably the best known of the three wine towns, perhaps owing something to the dramatic view from the road of the main vineyards, which carpet a valley between the…
Friday, 16 November 2018

Meet the Wine Towns of Korčula: Lumbarda

 A new blog about living in Croatia, with more than a hint of wine. Meet Croatia Draga, and the first in a three-part series exploring the wine towns of Korčula. "Going to Korčula to meet its winemakers requires a drive to one of the island’s three main wine towns: Lumbarda, Smokvica and Čara. (Although there are worthy wineries outside these towns, I didn’t visit them this trip.) From Korčula town, Lumbarda is the closest, just a 10-minute drive to the easternmost end of the island. The famous sandy vineyards there are centered on a narrow peninsula that is bracketed on…
Monday, 12 November 2018

The Construction Works at Dominče Proceeding as Planned

As we've previously reported, the construction of the new docks at the Dominče ferry port have started earlier this autumn, and the main investor County Port Authority for Korčula took to their Facebook page to inform the interested public that the work is going along nicely, sharing with us some very interesting photos.  The photos show the current situation on the construction site at Dominče, and we see that the excavations of the sea floor are currently taking place, which will allow for the docking of larger boats. What you can also see is how important the no-parking rule at…
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