čara

In Čara, next to the parish church of Saint Peter in the middle of the village, grows an old cypress which is protected under Croatian laws for the preservation of nature.


The best known product of Čara, besides extra quality olive oil, is the famous white wine Pošip.

The winery and olive press are situated near the field and wine tasting in one of Čara′s family wineries you should not miss .

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Old cyprees - Čara
Old cyprees - Čara
Old cyprees - church of St Peter
Old cyprees - church
Pošip Čara - vineyard
Pošip Čara - vineyard
Čara - Island Korčula
Čara - Island Korčula

brothers Črnomiri

Opposite the parish church of Saint Peter in the middle of the village, on the road, there is a monument to the legendary brothers Črnomiri.
Under the leadership of Petar Črnomir, they offered resistance to the Venetian duke, who was extorting tribute in the 11th century.

The duke captured and executed Petar, but the brothers and the whole village rose up, defeated the duke's soldiers and killed the duke as an evil-doer.
This legend has survived for centuries and lives still in the minds of peasants from Čara.

kumpanija

Čara has preserved the sword dance Kumpanija, which is performed on July the 25th on the feast of St. Jacob.


The tradition of singing Dalmatian popular folk songs has also been preserved.

Old customs have been preserved in the village, among the best known being the sword battle "Kumpanija" as well as the ancient dances performed by young men and girls.

Our Lady church

The Church of Our Lady in the Field lies in the beautiful Field of Čara on the way to the bay of Zavalatica. It was built in 1329 and reconstructed in the 17th century.
Christians from all over the island go on pilgrimage to this church for two Catholic feasts: July 25th, the feast of Saint Jacob the protector of Čara, and for the feast of Mala Gospa, on September 8th. A young shepherdess from Čara had a vision of the Our Lady in the bay of Čavića Luka on July the 25th, 1686.

zavalatica

Not far from Čara, a bay of Zavalatica was developed to export the products in earlier times and today offers quality private accommodation.

Nearby Žitna and Čavića luka pebble beaches are an excellent choice for families.

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Zavalatica
Zavalatica
Zavalatica harbour
Zavalatica harbour
Zavalatica harbour
Zavalatica harbour
Zavalatica - Zitna bay
Zavalatica - Zitna bay


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In front of the church there is an old cypress which is protected under Croatian laws for the preservation of nature.

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Čara has preserved the sword dance Kumpanija, which is performed on July the 25th on the feast of St. Jacob.


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