We decided to head down the Dalmatian coastline on an 11 hour overnight bus ride from Rovinj to Split before jumping directly on a 5 hour ferry to an island off the coast. Now I don’t know about you, but for us that’s one long travel day. Then came hour number 16.5 and there we were…

“KOR-choo-laaaa”. I mean come on people, it doesn’t get any better than this! Even in my sleepless, sunburned state of mind I can appreciate this. We’re now completely off the tourist route and stumble upon a medieval fortress in the midst of electric blue water.

After sailing around the Old Town, we departed the boat and were met by our host. It was a Croatian family who had a room on the third floor of their old home, 30 feet from the water overlooking the Old Town. We met the son’s mother and father (who later kept leaving these delicious baked pastries in our room) and walked into our humble accommodation for the week. One private room with double bed, bathroom, dining table and one unforgettable view.

We spent a large part of our time watching the yachts pull into the dock and settle in for the night wondering who in the world has that much money. They say Bill Gates even hangs out here. There was always a new group of them every evening. We also purchased some snorkeling gear, a raft and some rope which led to the discovery of a new favorite way to spend the day; I snorkel in search of treasure with a rope tied around my waist while Abby has the other end tied around her wrist, laying out on the raft enjoying the view. This way, we can float and swim up and down the coastline! Endless entertainment. All we need is the ocean from here on out.

To further explore the island, about midweek we rented a scooter and proceeded to have the best day of the trip so far. We took off from Korcula along the coast finding secluded beaches and then having lunch in a tiny coastal town. From there, we decided to take a detour which led us straight up a mountain overlooking all of the surrounding islands. The view was incredible! We’ve got some video just to remember how ridiculous this afternoon was.

Also of note; we were there during the Croatian Independence Day and had front row seats to the locals celebrating and singing songs well into the night.

We spent 7 nights here in Korcula and were definitely sad when we had to leave. We both agree that this may be the best place we’ve been to and we will most certainly be back.

However, it’s hard to sit still when so much is right around the corner!

Much love to you all,

Robbie & Abby

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