Above photo: Lumbarda – a small village on Korcula Island
Lumbarda is a small fishermen’s village of around 1200 inhabitants. It is situated at the eastern part of Island of Korcula, about 5 kilometres from Korcula Old Town.
The village is built around a small bay and on the hills behind it and is surrounded by large sandy vineyards. To reach the village you can drive along a nice asphalt road passing through a picturesque area of pine woods and olive groves along the coast of the island.
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 16th-century prosperous Korčula Town landowners built their summer houses called “kaštel” (pronounced ‘kashtel‘) on the best sites around the fields, 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 the old village, 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 the vineyards.
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 in the centre of the village and the bronze relief Fishermen near the Hotel.
There are several taverns and inns in the village 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 this lovely area.
More about Lumbarda:
- Beaches in Lumbarda: the village is well known for its beaches, as all sandy beaches on Korcula Island are located right here. The beaches include Beach Vela Przina, Beach Bilin Zal, Beach Tatinja and others – see full list and info about beaches
- Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Rooms in Lumbarda: Lina Apartments, Lumbarda – where to stay in Lumbarda: Hotel Lumbarda; Hotel Borik
- all articles about Lumbarda
- Lumbarda home page
Photos of Lumbarda
Vintage photos of Lumbarda: some interesting old photos of the village and people
Video – Siloko in Lumbarda + Video: Siloko / Jugo wind at Vela Przina Beach
BUS TIMETABLE KORCULA – LUMBARDA:
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)
- Dubrovnik Airport to Lumbarda bus shuttle
- Bus from Lumbarda to Korcula and back – info, schedule, prices
- Local ferry boat routes to Lumbarda – see details here
Suggested activities: walking & hiking, diving, snorkelling, small boats hiring, the scooter excursions, bicycle riding, many excursions by boat, or by the coach. Of course, swimming and sunbathing too 🙂