Lumbarda is small fishermen's village of around 1200 inhabitants. It is situated at the eastern part of Island of Korcula, about 5 kilometers from Korcula Old Town.
The village is built around small bay and on the hills behind it, and is surrounded by large sandy vineyards. To reach Lumbarda one can drive along a nice asphalt road passing through a picturesque area of pine woods and olive groves.
In the 3rd century BC a Greek settlement was founded here from which originated the Psephism and the gnathia vases found in graves (can be seen in the Korcula Town Museum). There was a Roman villa rustic (rural estate) in the field north-east of the village near Bilin zal beach. Since the 16st century prosperous Korčula Town landowners built summer houses called "kaštel" (pronounced 'kashtel') on the best sites around Lumbarda, some of them still well preserved and inhabited by local families.
Sveti Rok parish church with a nave and two aisles stands on Vela Glavica hill in the middle of old Lumbarda, and there are several small old chapels in the village itself: St Bartul, St Peter, The Nativity of the Virgin (Mala Gospa). The church of the Holy Cross (Sv. Kriz) from 1774, in front of which is a characteristic porch, is surrounded by vineyards.
For centuries the people of Lumbarda were farmers, mostly grape growers, fishermen and stone-masons. Several prominent modern Croatian artists, sculptors and painters were born here: Ivo Lozica (1910-1943), Lujo Lozica (1934), Stipe Nobilo (1945), and the most important of all, Frano Krsinic (1897-1981) who created the bronze Second World War Memorial (left photo) in the center of the Lumbarda and the bronze relief Fishermen near the hotel Lumbarda. There are few local amateur sculptors and painters who live and work in Lumbarda, among them : Ivan Jurjevic-Knez and Tino Jurjevic.
Nowadays, the local people are getting involved in tourist industry too. There are couple of hotels in Lumbarda as well as several camps, private pensions, restaurants, shops, and a small marina.
There are several taverns and inns in Lumbarda offering traditional dishes, especially fresh grilled fish seasoned with olive oil and accompanied by the local white wines. Fine sandy beaches (very rare in the Adriatic) surround Lumbarda.
Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Rooms in Lumbarda
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Lumbarda - New walking path along the sea from Tatinja to Bilin Zal Beach - Work is going on at the new pedestrian pathway in Lumbarda, which will connect Lumbarda’s beaches Tatinja and Bilin Zal.This new pathway will enable pedestrians to reach Beach Bilin Zal as well as Vela Przina Beach from the centre of Lumbarda without any interruption from cars or any other vehicles..read more + More news from Lumbarda Blog + Latest Lumbarda News, Photos and Videos + Lumbarda Tourist Guide
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Beaches of Lumbarda
Lumbarda is well known for its beaches, as all sandy beaches on Korcula Island are located in Lumbarda. Lumbarda is also in near vicinity of Korcula archipelago, where lot of small beaches and swimming spots are located. Lumbarda beaches linclude: Beach Vela Przina , Beach Bilin Zal and Beach Tatinja. Also, check Map of Lumbarda and it's beaches + Photos and videos of surrounding beaches..
Korcula > Lumbarda - weekday departures :6:00, 7:00*, 8:00, 9 :00* , 10:00, 12:00*, 14:00* , 15:00, 17:00*, 19:00*, 21:00
Lumbarda > Korcula - weekday departures: 6:30, 7:30*, 8:30, 9:30*, 10:30, 12:30*, 14:30*, 15:30, 17:30*, 19:30*, 21:30 (* this route operates on Sundays too)
Suggested activities in Lumbarda: walking, hiking, diving, snookering, small boats hiring, the scooter excursions, bicycle riding, many excursions by boat, or by the coach. Of course, swimming and sunbathing too :-) Printer Friendly Lumbarda