Walking from Kneza via Pupnat to Žrnovo

Walking from Kneze via Pupnat to Žrnovo

To complete this walk, you would need to take bus from Korcula Town to village Kneza in near vicinity of Racisce. There is a daily bus service from Korcula to Kneza and Racisce that runs about 6 times a day. This is a bus schedule : Korcula – Racisce daily bus departures >> 5:45, 6:45, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 19:15 + Racisce – Korcula daily bus departures >> 6:15, 7.15 , 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 19:45. video clip Walking from Pupnat to Zrnovo – 1 minute video of walk from Pupnat to Zrnovo, Korcula 2010

Photos of walking route from from Kneze via Pupnat to Žrnovo:

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The route itself is well signed and easy to follow (see map bellow and signs on above photos). Part of the route is along asphalted narrow lane (about 5km uphill) and other part of the route is along country lane, that was built by Napoleonic Marshal Marmont, Duke of Ragusa, back in 19th century.

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Once you arrive in Kneze, take the route uphill at the crossing with “Pupnat” sign. This part of the route is about 5km long, and it follows uphill asphalted lane. Along the lane, towards the North, you will be able to see Peljesac Channel , Viganj and Loviste on Peljesac Peninsula, as well as Island Hvar and Scedro Island.

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At the top of the hill you will arrive in Pupnat – the village in the continental part of the island. If you need refreshment, there is nice restaurant in the village, Restaurant Mate, in which, if you wish, you can sit and try some of local specialities..

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To continue with your walk, take country lane to right side , towards east, in direction of Zrnovo. Most of this path is downhill, which is handy 🙂 after 5 km uphill walk 🙂

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On your way along this path, there are some nice views over Pupnat’s vineyards and patches of some cypress and pine trees.

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Eventually, you will reach point from which you can see, in front of you, panorama of Skoji archipelago as well as panorama of Žrnovo.

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At this point, you will be passing parallel to Kocje Protected Landscape. At your left, now you can see some interesting rock formations that are part of Kocje (photos of Kocje) .

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Further down the path, vineyards and gardens of Žrnovo will start to appear as well as first houses of Prvo Selo , Barina and Brdo hamlets of Žrnovo village. You are in Žrnovo now, where you can have, if you wish , refreshment in some of Žrnovo’s cafes or restaurants/konobas. From Zrnovo, you can either take a bus or choose to follow path from Zrnovo to Korcula Town downhill via Lokva, Forteca and Novi Puti to finally reach Town centre..

Map of walking route from Kneze via Pupnat to Žrnovo:


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