Island Vrnik - Korčula

island vrnik

( 50 m high ), with the village of the same name, is the site of the oldest and most famous Korčula quarry.


Only a few families today live in this picturesque village, and they let rooms and apartments to the guests.


Taxi boats from Korčula town sail to the island only in high tourist season.


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Island Vrnik
Island Vrnik
Island Vrnik
Island Vrnik

quarries

There are 29 local quarries on the island.

Korčulans were skilfully working and selling their stone all over the Adriatic area.
The high quality limestone from Korčula is incorporated in some of the best known buildings in the world such as the Haggia Sophia in Istanbul, the parliament in Vienna, the Town Hall in Stockholm as well.
The most beautiful of the public and private buildings in Dalmatian towns such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Kotor are also built from it.

famous sculptors

This millenium-long tradition has brought to the stage of contemporary Croatian culture the greatest sculptor Frano Kršinić and many other from Korčula island:


Radica, Pallavicini, Trpimir Ivančević, the brothers Ivo and Lujo Lozica, Stecca, Radovanović, Jurjević-Knez, Duhović

and so on.

Our Lady of Succour



Next to the former local school on the coast, there is the new church of Our Lady of Succour from 1856.



In front of one of the quarries on the northern coast, there is the old church of Our Lady of Succour from 1674.