Top 5 Things Why Visit Lumbarda

Throughout its entire past, Lumbarda has been an area of ​​overlapping of different peoples and cultures. Today, Lumbarda is a place of rich tourist tradition and tourist identity. Wine lovers and connoisseurs in Lumbard come from far away to taste Grk, a white wine produced from the autochthonous grape variety of the same name. The small, coastal village of Lumbarda lies on the east coast of Korčula Island. The pretty village – reputed to be the oldest settlement on the island – is situated around a picturesque, sheltered bay nestled among vineyards and gently rolling hills.


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lumbarda apartmentsVisit A Lumbarda Vineyard

Lumbarda is famous for its locally grown white wine called Grk. Produced from the grape of the same name, Grk is not grown anywhere else in Croatia. There are vineyards and vines everywhere in Lumbarda. Vines hang from family homes and balconies, and once you leave the village center, you are surrounded by dense vineyards. Every spare piece of land is cultivated. In addition to the Grk white wine, you can try Plavac, a red wine, or Travarica, a grape brandy infused with various herbs.

apartments gabriela lumbardaMingle At The Farmers Market

Every Friday night in the long summer season, Lumbarda village square plays host to a convivial ‘Fishermans Market. ‘Local fishermen and Lumbarda families set up stalls selling cooked food to locals and tourists alike, including meat, vegetables, and fresh fish caught that day. It is more of a communal outdoor restaurant rather than a farmers’ market for buying groceries. Most of the food is freshly cooked in front of you so it can be cooked according to your preference. You can buy a plentiful main course dinner at one stall, then move onto another stall for a delicious homemade dessert washed down with locally grown wine sold from another stall.

apartments gabriela lumbardaTry Water Sports In Lumbarda

There are several water sports on offer in Lumbarda to help you enjoy the tantalizing, azure waters of the Adriatic. A handful of locations in the village and along the harbor hire single and double kayaks for short, unescorted paddles on the sea. The calm waters of the Adriatic are an ideal place to test your balance and attempt stand-up paddleboarding.

Take a cycling ride

Due to its relatively flat terrain, Lumbarda is a great place to stretch your legs. Cycle amongst the fields carpeted with vineyards or walk through the luscious forest of pine trees to the furthest point east on the island, Raznjić, for fantastic views out to sea and of the island of Mljet. You can hire bikes at an agency in the center of Lumbarda or it is an easy cycle ride from Korcula, where numerous agencies hire bikes.

Soak Up The Sun On Lumbarda’s Sandy Beaches

Pržina Beach

Przina beach is a very popular and well-visited beach during the summer months, so it is sometimes overcrowded and it is difficult to find a place on the beach. It is a favorite beach for tourists and for the local people, who come here to have fun and hang out. There is a bar on the beach in which are offered many refreshing drinks and fast food, and you can also rent parasols and deck chairs. Sandy Przina beach is not only visited by Lumbarda tourists, tourists from the whole island Korcula are visiting this beach.

Bilin žal beach

Another sandy beach in Lumbarda is called Bilin žal. It is on opposite side of Pržina beach. Bilin žal overlooking to the North-East, to Pelješac peninsula and islands of Korcula archipelago. Next to the beach is ancient building with nice restaurant inside. Along beach Bilin zal there is few meters high stone wall so there is shade on the beach in the afternoon. You can also rent parasols and sunbeds. You can try some water sports starting from pier close to beach. When you walk over rocks to the East you can find small pebble beaches, and nice flat stone areas. This part is called Lenga and it is paradise for nudists.

Tatinja beach

Only a few minutes from Lumbarda center you will get to Tatinja beach. It is a sandy beach, with a view to the North, to island Vrnik, and Gubavac, and behind them mountain of Sveti Ilija with Orebić. Next to the beach, there is stone pier called Parapet, you can jump off it, or just watch local boys doing crazy jumps.

Beach in Marina Lumbarda

In the center of Lumbarda, on the north side of Marina, there is a pebble beach looking to Lumbarda islands and the Pelješac peninsula. On the beach, there is a nice cocktail bar. People can rent boats, jet skies, and kayaks.