Additional fun


Fishing is one of our beloved hobbies which we would gladly share with you. We only practice net fishing and have given up the dull pole fishing years ago:).

In the summer season "prostrica" or a drift net is most commonly used. Prostrica is 150 meters long and 2 to 3 meters wide.

The ideal sea bottom is covered with sea grass and occasional underwater sand clearings. Sea depth at which to throw a drift net is from 2 to 15 meters, sometimes even 25 (depending on the sea bottom).

If luck is on our side one of the following fish might get caught in the net at sunrise - bluefish: European Barracuda, Mackerel; oily fish: Gray Mullet, Stripped red Mullet, Saddled bream, Salpa, Common two-banded seabream, Common pandora, Painted comber or even Scorpaena, Common dentex and Gilt-head bream.
Our wine and "travarica": :

Wine growing is also one of our hobbies. We make white wine (autochthonous and famous "Grk") as well as red (Viški Plavac). We grow our vines as natural as possible and use nothing but blue vitriol as pesticides.

Speciality - sea urchins:

In south Dalmatia sea urchin roe is a widely known speciality. In the summer between June and August, the sea urhins lay their eggs. Only the female sea urchins carry the eggs and can be recognised by bigger diameters and shorter and "decorated" spines: (shells, sea grass, …) while the males look more flat and have no decorations on their spines.

We simply cut the sea urchin in half and suck the orange roe from its inside, like shown on the picture above. We eat it with delicious whole weat or black bread. And to top it of: a glass of Bevanda (wine mixed with water). Bon appétit!

Travel to the islands:

Upon request, we will take you to any of the 22 surrounding islands in our boat free of charge where you can spend as much time as you like. From 2 hours up to a day. The islands are very interesting, one of them even has its own cave. You can also rent a boat in the center of Lumbarda and dicover the small islands by yourself if you feel more adventurous.

Not all the islands provide the sufficient shade for the hot summer months so we recommend the following three islands.

Sutvara (1.): with two pebble beaches and rich vegetation (shrubland and pine trees). On the North side of the island there is a smaller peer and an abandoned quarry. The road leading past the quarry to the top of the island, leads you to a small cave. It is only 15-20 meters long so the chances of getting lost in it are very almost none. Time to reach island: 10-15 min.

Vrnik (2.): Island with the oldest Korcula quarry (from the Neolitic age; there is a record of Diocletian sending prisoners to this island to reduce their death sentence). The stone had been exported to Dubrovnik, Šibenik and Zadar dating back to the 14th Century. When Vrnik was most active, there was over 600 people living on the island which had its own church, shop, even school. Nowdays there are no permanent residents on the island. Although a thousand year old tradition of extracting stone in Vrnik ended in 1966, it is still seen today in palaces in Dubrovnik, Venice, Vienna and even Washington. Today old houses at the North end of the island serve as guest houses for tourists who are often intrigued by the pier once used by the Greek and Turkish galleys (worth seeing under water). Time to reach island :15-20 min).
Attention: There is a possibility of finding old artifacts underwater around the pier. If you choose to take such an item and get caught by the police, you could be facing up to 15.000 HRK (2000 €) in fines.

Badija (3.): First mentioned as St. Peter's Island (Scolenum sancti Petri) in 1368 inherited by the Bosnian Franciscans in 1392. The island got its name Badija (lat. abbatia - abbey) from a monastery built at the turn of the 15th Century. In 1950 the monastery was turned into a recreational center.

Remember: since you never know what might happen, be sure to take your mobile phone and remember these two numbers: + 385 98 971 40 32 in + 385 20 712 125. Remember to pack fresh water!
We also kindly ask you not to light any fires (including among rocks on deserted islands). There are fire fighters situated on the Pelješac peninsula, keeping an eye on the entire bay. Even though the chances of causing a fire among rocky islands surrounded by water are close to none, the fire fighters will not tolerate it and you will be written a fine 1000-5000 HRK (150-700 EUR).