Prigradica

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Prigradica is a small bay on the northern coast of the island of Korcula located in near vicinity of Blato. In 19th and at the beginning of 20th century the bay was serving as a main harbour for exporting wine and olive oil produced in Blato. The harbour with large  jetty (see above photo) was built at the time by Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Nowadays, this is a tourist village with lot of newly built houses that rent rooms and apartments to tourists and visitors. The bay has its own shop as well as cafe and restaurant. It is pretty lively village during the summer months while out of season it is sleepy.

Prigradica Beach: 

There is a nice pebble/shingle beach in the bay popular with locals as well as with visitors.  Family friendly atmosphere with nearby cafe and shop for ice cream and refreshments. The bay has several sporting facilities including small football and basketball pitch and beach volleyball court. An open water water polo pool of local water polo club is also there (see photo of an evening match).

Arrival in Prigradica:

There is regular bus service running from Blato to the bay. Ferry catamaran Split-Hvar-Prigradica-Korcula stops in the village bringing visitors from Split (the Croatian Mainland) and Hvar Island.

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Prigradica, Korcula island
Location coordinates: 42.966133, 16.808586

Prigradica in 1967

Above photo: Prigradica in 1967

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