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 the Island of Korcula, about 5 kilometers 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 were 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 Korcula Town landowners built their summer houses called “kastel” (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 center 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.
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
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)