It is well known for its 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 building (now is a nice restaurant) 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.
- Dalmatino Holiday House – if you would like to stay in Vrnik check this house which is available to let as a holiday home
- Group of a stonemason in their stone quarry @ the island (the 1900s)
- Stonemason in quarry @ Vrnik islet (1930)
- Stone quarries – Panorama from 1917
- A Sculptor who lives at the island
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 (see video) or bus from Korcula to Krmaca near Lumbarda and then walk + boat
Some photos of Vrnik
Village on the island
Kayaks & views on the Vrnik beach
Views from the northern shores from the pebble beach
Seashore at the island
Beach in spring – nice colours of water and vegetation
Buffalo part of Vrnik
Pebbles on the island
Views from the islet
Approach to the island
Postcard from the island from 1911
Vrnik island in 1938 – old black and white photo of stone hut
above photo: The island in 1917
Panoramas of Vrnik and surrounding islands