GASTRO-ETHNIC ISLAND TOUR
This excursion is all about the best olive oil of Korčula Island.
This is a gastronomic, cultural, and ethnic treat for your body and soul. The taste of home-made products, extra virgin olive oil, and Pošip wine, the first white wine in Croatia with a denomination of origin, will set you on a real gastronomic journey.
1.650,00 HRK (220 €) base price + 840,00 HRK (112 €) per person
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian
Included: private transportation, guiding services, entrance ticket to the ethnographic museum Barilo, cooking presentation of bruštulani mindeli, olive oil tasting + home-made snack, wine tasting in Smokvica, 20 min boat ride
Blato – an inland settlement where the streets have numbers instead of names
Firstly, we’ll visit Blato, a settlement which is closely connected to the land, knows how to organise its affairs, and always keeps its chin up. In Blato, we’ll meet the Barilo family, and get to know how people used to live on the island, thanks to their rich collection of household implements and accessories. We’ll taste strong flavoured brandies, and learn how to make ‘bruštulani mindeli’ (caramelised almonds). We honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t like them.
In Vela Luka, the oldest and the youngest settlement on the island, we’ll taste the best olive oil of Korčula Island. How about some tea made with olive leaves? And how does this sound – salted fish with rock samphire? We’ll have a home-made snack watching a video presentation of the olive harvest and the production of olive oil.
Home-made products you’ll want to take home
Our discovery of Korčula Island continues with Prigradica, one of the earliest inhabited bays on the island, and from where many men from Blato left the island at the beginning of the 20th century. A large waterfront bears witness to an old exporting harbour.
In Smokvica village, we’ll taste the robust Pošip wine, made from a true Croatian white grape variety, indigenous to Korčula Island. As a Croatian saying goes, a fish should swim three times, once in the sea, once in olive oil, and once in wine. After wine tasting, we’ll descend to Kneže, a tiny hamlet on the northern coast. Please prepare your camera.
The cherry on the cake – the return to Korčula by boat. Because there is no island without the sea…