Lumbarda is a small picturesque village on the east cap of Korcula island. It counts appx 1200 inhabitants during the year while the number of people gets more than double during the holiday season.
Lumbarda is the most famous for its sandy beaches which are rather rare in Croatia. Bilin Žal and Pržina are the most recognized. However, swimming is possible everywhere along the coast. Some beaches are pebbly, some spots are rocks and there are many small islets for daily boat trips.
There is also one hotel in Lumbarda, but the village base it’s tourism mainly on private accommodation facilities from rooms, apartments, to the entire homes.
During the Summer season, many cultural events take place such as folklore evenings, fishermen nights, wine festivals, donkey race, evenings for kids etc.
It is possible to take scuba diving and sailing courses right in the village. For less adventurous it is always possible to rent a small motor boat or participate in organized trips on a larger boat via Mljet national park or Dubrovnik.
Lumbarda is only 6 km away from ancient Korcula town which is a place not to be missed when on Korcula island.
Lumbarda is known as a village of fishermen and agriculturists dedicated mainly to the olive and wine production. Heart of the village is a valley with vineyards, where indigenous Grk vine grows. There is also Plavac Mali grape that can be found locally, as well as some other local and international varieties such as Pošip, Cabernet, Shiraz etc.
The village is known, among all, by the oldest written document ever found in Croatia, psefizm of Lumbarda. psefizm is a stone inscription from 4th century BC that brings us story about life in this unique region from the very ancient time when the village was inhabited by ancient Greeks and Illyrians.