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Zavalatica - Korcula Island

Zavalatica is an urbanized bay and little fishing port/harbour on the southern part of the Island of Korcula. It is located about 27 Km west from Korcula Old Town and 2 km South of the village of Cara (Chara). A small asphalted road leads from Cara through the vineyards of Carsko Polje to the bay. It is a very flat road as a field through which it is passing is very flat and fertile land.

In the bay, you will find a nice restaurant with large terraces right by the sea. This is a very beautiful place to sit and watch the open and mighty sea in front of you.

What I really like about Zavalatica is exactly that feeling of huge quantity of sea in front of you!

Zavalatica bay is not secluded and hidden from the sea like most other attractive bays on the Island – it is quite open to the sea, so one sometimes have that overwhelming feeling of sheer size of that gigantic water container and horizon line that is so heavy, constant and infinite with only one interruption – the skyline of Island of Lastovo. On nice and clear days you can also see in the far distance blurry lines of Italy’s Monte Gargano.

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Another great thing to do in the bay is to get there on the stormy and rainy day when almost no one is around. These are the days when southern wind Jugo/Siloko (pronounced Yugo) blows from Otranto and the Mediterranean Sea, bringing big waves to this rocky seashore and smashes them towards the grey and green pine trees that grow around the cost. I like that powerful energy that waves brings with reminding us of our own temporal and fragile existence.

The bay has 2 grocery stores and a couple of restaurants as well as small night bar situated on the seashore, where you can enjoy your evening drink if you happened to be there at that time of the day. There is a daily bus service from Korcula to Cara (2 km from the bay) that runs about 6 times a day. Once in Cara, you can walk to the bay in about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can hire a scooter or a car for a day trip to Zavalatica. The nearest bay is Zitna with beautiful pebble beach.

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Zavalatica, Korcula island
Location GPS coordinates: 42.914459, 16.934960

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