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VRNIK – a tiny inhabited island in the Korcula archipelago, easily reached by taxi-boats from Korcula East harbour and from Lumbarda (timetables are here)

It is well known for its deep stone quarries dating back from Roman times. Vrnik is worth going and visiting during the day as it has a lot of secluded small swimming spots where the 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.

If you would like to stay in Vrnik

If you would like to stay on the island, check these two places which are available to let you as a holiday home:

Boutique hotel apartment – situated in the heart of the village, at the very waterfront, this is one of the best places to stay in the area – check availability here

Traditional Beach house – the beachfront cottage with traditional features and sea views – check prices here

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 of the pebble beach


Spring vegetation


Seashore at the island


Beach in spring – nice colours of water and vegetation


Buffalo part of Vrnik


Kayaking near the island


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