Korčula is Quite Good

After having actually set foot on Korčula for the first time, I have to say that I quite like it. It was a bit strange to really walk through the old town, because I’ve seen it twice from the ferry on trips either to or from Dubrovnik. Both times I thought, hey, that looks nice, maybe I should stop there. So naturally it took my fourth trip to the mighty Hrvatska to finally see Korčula properly.
Honestly though, the old city is quite small. One could cover it in a day trip if one were inclined to do such a thing. But, one would miss the overall ease and slowness of the island. For instance, the Spaniards get a hard time about closing from 1:30 to 4:00 for lunch. The folks on Korčula one up them in this department, sometimes closing from 12:30 to 5:30! Silly islanders. Once you’re there though, you understand to some degree as it gets freakin’ hot during the middle of the day and there aren’t that many beaches to cool off in; near the old city anyways.
We rented a car and drove in a bit to see more of the island. It’s a lot the same with old stone houses and a mild, simple life. I rather liked that. The only thing that I really don’t like in places like this are asinine tourists. Thankfully, the island is clear of the great many of them. The locals told us that in July and August it gets packed, but when were there just a week ago, it was really empty. I would even go so far as to say it was deserted. But, as we were getting near leaving, we started to run in to more ‘lager lads’ and idiots out for a drinking weekend. One group of Aussies (or Brits, didn’t hear them clearly enough to tell) circled around us a few times, before finally deciding on just the right bush to take a piss on. Lovely. It’s a wonder the ladies weren’t chasing them down.
The only thing that’s really missing on Korčula is red wine in great amounts. Tons of whites. They take great pride in them, especially Pošip. Don’t get me wrong, they’re quite good wines, but after a three days near the red regions around Dubrovnik, it was a bit of a shock. Still worth a visit though. It just sounds like July and August are to missed as thez are everywhere that’s warm.
Korčula is Quite Good

2 Replies to “Korčula is Quite Good”

  1. My man, I hope you are enjoying your vacation. If you are still in Korcula, consider taking a ferry to Orebic. It is super close, just on the other side…

    1. We are actually in Serbia now, but went to Orebic when we were in Peljesac. Yeah, I know, I really need to get the photos out…

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