I’ve known the Bebic family for years, ever since I first started writing Lonely Planet guides, so stayingÂ at the Pansion Bebic in Â Lumbarda, KorculaÂ was a kind of homecoming. But I think it’s kind of a homecoming for everyone that stays at their hospitable guesthouse. Just walking into their terrace-restaurant makes you feel at home. Their spacious dining terrace forms a center to the modern and comfortable apartments and rooms that make up this traditional pension. And, it signals the importance of meals to the “Bebic Experience”.
The Bebic family is committed to sharing the Korcula lifestyle with their guests. The homecooked meals are complemented by an array of homemade products from Bebic wine to Bebic travarica. Their committment to authenticity is expressed in meals of traditional Korculan favourites.
But you can do more than just eat! Just go down a few stairs and you’re right at the crystal clean sea. Or, let Bebic organize a boatride for you that will take you through the archipelago of lush islands just off the Korculan coast. If Korculan culture tempts you, enjoy one of Bebic’s Musical Evenings where local groups serenade you with Dalmatian tunes.
You may not want to leave your comfortable cocoon, but if you do, there are the vineyards and beaches of Lumbarda right at hand and, further afield, walled Korcula town.
This issue (November 2007) of Islands magazine features an enticing article on remote Vis Island, giving the island a well-deserved boost of publicity. Writer Jeff Greenwald started his Croatia island journey on better-known Korcula Island, staying in the Hotel Korcula. After listening to local tales of the Marco Polo-Korcula connection (islanders are convinced the legendary explorer was born in Korcula Town) the writer heads out to farther shores, that is, Vis Island. “It is impossible to be bored on Vis” writes Greenwald. True enough. Just scuba diving through Vis’s fascinating underwater life, replete with ancient amphorae, shipwrecks, sponges and fish …Continue reading →
Korcula Island residents are disappointed but visitors to Dubrovnik will find this new passenger ferry connection a big boon. The Nona Ana fast ferry which has been running visitors (and locals) out to the Elaphiti Islands and Mljet Island for the last few years has added a connection to Korcula this summer. This July and August, the boat will run from Dubrovnik to Sobra and Polace on Mljet Island four days a week and then continue on to Korcula. (See the schedule). With a schedule that leaves Dubrovnik in the morning and returns from Korcula in the afternoon, it’s finally …Continue reading →