And I’m not exaggerating. Seychelles which we visited earlier this year that you can read about here, was absolutely fantastic, but Korcula is in my opinion better and suits people of all ages and life situations. Probably because you will find a old history and culture here, and there is a lot nice things to do – and nothing surpasses this when it merged with beautiful scenery, sunshine and warmth, good food and good people, not to mention delicious healthful sea to swim in all day (and night 🙂 and of course without clothes when opportunities present themselves as they do in Korcula. Juhuuu!! 😉
What´s said about Korcula: The greenest, most independent and most interesting of Croatia’s 1,000 or so islands, Korcula was a favorite Greek holiday spot over 2,000 years ago. Very much a law unto itself – as you might expect from a community that resisted the sieges of centuries – Korcula town is a mini-fortress enclosed with honey-coloured stone walls that contain hidden treasures, from icons to Tiepolos, as well as architectural delights in every narrow, cobbled street. The Observer, Sept 2003. Read more here🙂
Don´t pay the Ferryman, sings Chris De Burgh, and I simply love this song, but please do so, because in Croatia you travel best by boat, and there is a lot of taxi boats to take you everywhere. At the picture below, we are on our way to the island of Korcula. My boy friend, best friend and lover Hans-Jacob is always taking pictures, always! 🙂
Above is Hans-Jacob and the clever manager Dejan Kapac. We also felt in love with Nino, the charming butler that is also a very goodhearted man. And of course Woody on the picture above together with me. Both inspired me so much – the entire staff is unique, so when I’m done with the two books I’m writing now, I will write a new novel titled The Receptionist, or the The Butler, or both, inspired by Woody and Nino:-) You can read my full review on the hotel here. And remember, beautiful things can´t compare to beautiful people!
Lesic Dimitri, our favorite restaurant! You might also enjoy Maksimilijan Garden, five minutes walk by the sea from the Old Town, just by the monastery – go in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset, it´s magic:-)
Sunset view from Maksimilijan Garden. I know – it is very romantic! And so is the rest of Korcula. At late evenings, the island is filled with music by local and very talented musicians. The energy is unique!
Vela Luka below, not much to do, other than taking the Ferry out to the little island Proizd. And again, stay away from Hotel Korkyra.
Above, go naked and have a swim and enjoy the sun – it really is Art of Living! Trust me! 😉 The pictures under is back in Korcula Old City; time to do some work, do some writing at our favorite restaurant Lesic Dimitri that you can read about here. Yeah, I know, life sucks some times:-)
And of course, you can´t work all the time – hire a boat or a kayak, and explore this wonderful place from the sea, you might go to the neighboring island and if you se some dolphins – just dive in:-).
That´s all for now, so yes, Hans-Jacob and I fell in love with Korcula as we did with the Seychelles; the people, all cool, friendly and relaxed, the lovely food, the ambiance, the scenery and the wonderful temperature both day and night. Of course, vi visited Dubrovnic also, and it is also magic. You will find some pictures here🙂
And guess what? We have 1,5 weeks left of summer holidays, so to night we return to Korcula, this time with the kids. Love to love it:-)