Vrnik

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VRNIK – tiny inhabited island in the Korcula archipelago, easy reached by taxi-boats from Korcula East harbour. It is well known for it’s deep stone quarries dating back from Roman times. Vrnik is worth to go and visit during the day as it has a lot of secluded small swimming spots where water is so blue and clear as well as a lot of pine trees on the eastern side of the island, where one can enjoy the shade on the hot summer days.

The island is one of the favourite Sunday excursion destinations for local Korcula people. This is the only inhabited island in Korcula Archipelago, and is the second largest island, with the village of the same name, is the site of the oldest and most famous Korcula quarry. One can visit the 29 local quarries. Next to the local school on the coast there is a church of Our Lady of Succours from 1856. In front of one of the quarries on the northern coast, there is the old church of Our Lady of Succors from 1674.

Only a few families today live in this picturesque village and they let rooms and apartments to tourists. Only private boats and taxi boats sail to the island. The nearest parking place for cars is just 100 meters away on the island of Korcula (at the crossroads Krmaca). Recommended transport to Vrnik: Water Taxi Boat or bus from Korcula to Krmaca near Lumbarda and then walk + boat

Some photos of Vrnik

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Village on the island

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Kayaks & views on the Vrnik beach

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Views from the northern shores from the pebble beach 

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Spring vegetation

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Seashore at the island

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Beach in spring – nice colours of water and vegetation

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Buffalo part of Vrnik

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Kayaking near the island

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Pebbles on the island

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Views from the islet

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Approach to the island

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Postcard from the island from 1911

Vrnik island in 1938 – old black and white photo of stone hut

above photo: The island in 1917

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Panoramas of Vrnik and surrounding islands

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