Island of Korcula
The island of Korcula is situated in South Dalmatian archipelago, between the islands Brac and Hvar. It is 46.8 km long, it covers an area of 270 km and it is the sixth largest Adriatic island. The Island is mostly upland, with a large number of bays and coves.
Korcula is on the southern part of Croatian coast and it has a very mild Mediterranean climate with long and hot summers and mild winters.
The main places on the coast are Korcula, Lumbarda, Vela Luka, Raciste, and in then middle of the island are Blato, Zrnovo, Smokvica, Brna, Cara and Pupnat.
Korcula as an island has narrow streets which are stepped with the notable exception of the street alongside the southeaster wall and it is called The Street of Thoughts.
The town includes several interesting historic sights: the central Roman Catholic cathedral of St Mark (built from 1301 to 1806), the 15th-century Franciscan monastery with its beautiful Venetian Gothic cloister, the civic council chambers, the palace of the former Venetian governors, grand 15th and 16th century palaces of the local merchant nobles, and the massive city fortifications.
Like most of the Croatian islands, the Greeks, who gave it the name Korkyra Melaina or 'Black Corfu', first settled Korcula, in the 6th century before Christ.
Korcula has rich cultural life and entertainment programs. Numerous cultural events take place during the summer months: music festivals, theatre and folk music performances. Gastronomic offer includes famous fish specialities and exquisite, top-class local wines (Posip, Rukatac, Grk, Plavac), due to which Korcula is also called "the island of wines". The local cuisine is also famous for traditional cakes and sweets.
Today, the island of Korcula represents a unique bond of beautiful nature, years of cultural tradition and history, and modern tourism. Numerous beautiful beaches and bays, luxurious hotels and summer houses, ancient towns and villages, old olive groves and vineyards, on the island seems lost in past time attracting tourists from all over the world and inviting them to this island.
Brna is a small peaceful tourist village with pebbly and rocky beaches located approximately at the middle of the south side of the island of Korcula, with the view at the island of Lastovo. You can reach Brna by taking the 3 km long byroad, which turns off the main road from Smokvica town and takes you through the picturesque vineyards. The village is the favourite place of water sport and fishing lovers. Nearby, there is a cove called Istruga, known for mud baths (and tennis courts).