Holidays in Smokvica, Croatia
Smokvica is Croatian village that is situated on Korcula Island. Its population consists of about 1,300 inhabitants who can trace their history way back to the Roman Empire. Indeed, the name Smokvica has its origins in Latin and is assumed to mean many pathways. The Romans are of course in short supply these days, and instead it is the Croats who form majority of the population. Among the ancient ruins that have been unearthed by archeologists are Ancient Roman and Greek olive and wine vases. Archeologists have also discovered historic ruins of Greek houses and villas while records dating as far as the early 12th century indicate that the island was an administrative unit of Venice. Of course, it's possible to start a lot of excursions from your Smokvica apartments or Smokvica villas:
- Visit Ston on the peninsula Peljesac
- Take a boat to Saplunara on the Island Mljet
- Make a daytrip to Ubli on the Island Lastovo
- Start an excursion to Gdinj on the Island Hvar
- Stay for a day in the lovely village Medvinjak
The town is also home to what has been described as the best Croatian wine - Pošip . This light bodied white wine is predominantly produced in Smokvica, and serves as the perfect accompaniment to fish or to Paški sir – an exquisite locally produced cheese. Smokvica has very fertile vineyards and olive orchard named Prapratna, Banja, Krusevo, Stiniva, Cipojino Polje and Livin Dol along the seaside, where visitors get the opportunity to experience the famed Croatian viticulture as well as taste the wines and make purchases of Posip, fruits and Olives straight from the farms. Interesting cultural activities are maintained in Smokvica such as traditional sword dance, cultural dances and carnivals where the local beauties are paraded.
After a glass of wine, some regional specialties and all of that cultural fun, you'll no doubt be ready for a bit of sightseeing. Fortunately, there's plenty to see and do here! The best known building in the Island is the Purification of Our Lady church, which is a massive Neo-Romanesque building constructed in 1920 adjacent to the Loggia, a baroque structure supported by huge columns. Continuning in these grand architectural traditions, you will find many old but well preserved picturesque Smokvica apartments and villas Smokvica in this countryside town within the vicinity of notable medieval churches.
Holidays in Smokvica will be unforgettable
Smokvica villas are spacious quiet ideal for family vacations. Smokvica apartments and villas are easily accessible from roads (perfect if you choose to rent a car or to drive to your destination yourself), and often boast secluded gardens – miniature green havens which are peaceful, private and just perfect for outdoor games and parties. Tourists also have the choice of accommodation in comfortable and modern Smokvica apartments in numerous in the numerous holiday resorts in the Island a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. Villas Smokvica are well furnished with all the modern amenities and are surrounded with well tended gardens with exceptionally breathtaking sea-view. Visitors are guaranteed a pleasant and relaxing vacation in Smokvica.