“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
Spring has burst through Winter bringing with it record temperatures in Croatia. After the untypical VERY cold Winter in Dalmatia, which saw snow fall on Korcula Island and Dubrovnik, the sunny weather is very welcome.
We’ve mentioned before about how perfect Spring is for enjoying the great outdoors on the island. With plenty of cycling and walking trails to traverse and beautiful flowers lining the routes, the warm weather makes it a perfect time for exploration. So that’s exactly what we’ve been doing.
It’s amazing to us that having already lived 6 and half years on Korcula, there’s so much of the island we still haven’t seen. We’re always so in awe or everything new that greats our eyes and this re-enforces just how beautiful the Island of Korcula really is. There’s nothing better than spending a day in nature, sitting on a rock enjoying beautiful views, hearing nothing but peace. Well, that’s until our toddler decides its time to start moving again! It’s a joy though being able to share these experiences with him.
Zrnovo and St Martin’s Church
The four hamlets of Zrnovo are the starting and ending points of some wonderful paths. One of our favourites is taking the path trailing along the Peljesac peninsula to Kocje nature park. We also recently rambled around Postrana, learning more about village life at the small ethnographic museum housed here.
This time we visited Zrnovo we stopped at Kampus. From here we followed the main road for a short while before heading up a residential area to St Martin’s Church. The church originates from the 14th century although it has undergone more recent renovation. There are fantastic views from the church over the surrounding area. We then headed down in front of the church taking a short looped path around farmlands and olive groves heading in the direction of Postrana.
South Hills of Lumbarda
We spend a lot of time in Lumbarda, especially in the summer on our wine tasting tours. On a recent visit rather than heading to the centre, we turned off the main road and took the countryside roads to the southern hills.
On this side of the island, on a clear day, you can look across the sea to neighbouring Mljet. It is also up on these sun facing slopes that a couple of the large winemakers from Lumbarda grow their vines. Here, the white wine Grk gets envied views of the sea!
The trail continues all the way to Zrnovo and you can also visit the stunning Rasohatica bay, just a little further past the vineyards.
Posip Path in Smokvica
We are busy putting together a couple of new tours for this summer, which we are really excited about. Part of our recent explorations have also been to source new opportunities. One of our main focuses is Smokvica and the delicious white wine from the village, Posip.
There is more to come soon about the Smokvica tour, but for now let’s just mention the Posip Path. This winding path leads you around family vineyards, past historical monuments and most importantly to the spot where the Posip vine was first discovered in 1864 by a local farmer. There are also numerous small trails leading off into various directions offering more and more beautiful views.
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