Day 9: Dalmatian Island Hopping
Hvar & Korcula, Croatia
We spent the morning wandering Split and left the city to explore some of Croatia’s islands. We took a catamaran ride to Hvar. In Hvar we had one of the best meals of the trip, a seafood bisque soup. We also visited a lace museum where the nuns opened the museum especially for us. Their intricate lacework was stunning.
Hvar is a small island, a little over 40 miles long. It is known for being fertile with pine forests, vineyards, fruit orchards olive groves, and fields of lavender. Now it is an important part of the fishing and tourism industries.
We boarded the catamaran to VelaLuka where we met up with our bus and headed to Korcula where we started relaxing right away.
Fun Facts about Korcula
-According to legend, the island was founded by Antenor, a Trojan hero who also found Padua
-Marco Polo was allegedly born in Korčula
-The island is only 28 miles long and about 5 miles wide