At the end of our first week in Croatia, we bid Dubrovnik a farewell and continued our island hopping adventures up north to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo. We had planned to spend a full day in Korcula and stay on the island for just one night only.
After dropping off our luggage at our Airbnb, Clay and I spent the morning in Korcula's Old Town, where we ate a breakfast with a nice view of the Adriatic Sea. Korcula Old Town felt like a miniature version of Dubrovnik Old Town. We were able to walk through most of it in about 30 minutes. I actually really liked that it didn't feel as busy and touristy as Dubrovnik. One side of Korcula Old Town had one curved street lined with restaurants that provided great seating overlooking the sea. We decided to eat at one of those restaurants for lunch and I got to try some tasty handmade Korcula macaroni!
In the afternoon, Clay and I decided to rent a scooter to go to Lumbarda, a small village located on the Eastern side of the island. This was my first time on a scooter with Clay! He took us to a couple of beaches, Vela Przina and Lumbarda, where we stopped for a quick view. Then we spontaneously decided to go wine tasting at Grk Winery, which ended up being one of my personal highlights of our Croatia trip. The family-owned winery was located in a peaceful and lovely location on a hill with a very scenic view. Clay and I were even seated at a table underneath a pomegranate tree! We both tried homemade grk wine, which is made and sold specially in Lumbarda. It was really fun to have a new and unique wine tasting experience while abroad -- very different from wine tasting in California!
The rest of our evening was nice and relaxing. After returning our scooter and resting a bit, we enjoyed another walk around Old Town before ending the day with some Asian Fusion street food for dinner (I was def craving Asian food already). Our 24 hours on Korcula was very quick, but super fun and memorable. If there's ever an opportunity to return in the future, I'd definitely love to go back to Grk Winery for another tasting.
Just capturing as I go.