Monday, June 23, 2014

Visiting Korcula [Part 1/3]: Travel to the Island

It's time to venture out again. Welcome to a new summer photo series, that will take us to a very special island located in the Adriatic Sea named Korcula. The island is not very big, but it is still a very popular tourist destination. I have been visiting Korcula with my family since 1999 when I was still a kid, and have been back here several times as an adult. 

There is so much to discover on this island. From small bays, secluded villages and of course the main town that is named after the island itself: Korcula. We will be visiting this old town in the second part. At the beginning of this three-part series I want to start with the travel to the island.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: Travel to the Island
Part Two: Inside the Old Town of Korcula
Part Three: Sunset Cruise around the Island

click on the images for a bigger view

Korcula is linked to the mainland by a regular ferry boat, that runs between Domince, just outside of Korcula Town and Orebic. There are two ways to reach Orebic from the mainland, one by driving through the peninsula of Peljesac and the second by taking another ferry boat ride from Ploce and then driving a couple of minutes to Orebic.


It's not a huge ferry boat, like others that can be seen on the Adriatic coast, but it only takes 25 minutes to reach Korcula, which makes this a short and regularly scheduled ride.


The view of the bay from Orebic is really fantastic. You can see small island dotted throughout the blue seawater. Can you spot the small island in this next image? I will show it to you later in this post, but more closely.


A view of the Orebic bay. The ferry boat is docked and cars are entering.


Through the last rays of the sun on that summer day, the ferry rides off to Korcula.



There are numerous other local ferry services including one linking Vela Luka and Lastovo, that are other small towns on the island of Korcula.



The next two photos, show that small island I was talking to you about earlier. The sun was set, and very unusual colors were looming over the sky, creating a serene moment.



After a short ferry ride, we arrive in the bay of the town Korcula. Some tourists are enjoying the view from the far end of the coast. We depart the ferry and head off to the town...


End of Part One
To be continued...

In part two I will show you the old town of Korcula during a sunset visit. There is really a lot to see. I will leave you with a small preview down below. See you on Wednesday for part two.



39 comments:

  1. Hallo Mersad,

    das sind wirklich extrem schöne Aufnahmen, die einem echte Urlaubsgefühle bescheren.

    Ganz großer Sport...

    Grüße

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    1. Danke Timur. Freut mich das Dir die Bilder gefallen. Liebe Grüße nach Berlin.

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  2. The water is such a vibrant color there. How lucky for you to have traveled the world.

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    1. I wouldn't really say that I have traveled the world, but I have seen many different places over the years.

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  3. I absolutely love the shot with the large body of water in front and the boat/ferrry in the distance. Great job!

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  4. The colors---and the subjects are fantastic!

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  5. your photos are like browsing through a travel magazine! beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  6. really gorgeous bay scenes! beautiful soft colors!

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  7. the water is so beautiful and flat and calm and peaceful... can't wait to see the old town...

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  8. Tanya is right, your photos are indeed like browsing a travel magazine!! They are superb and what an incredibly beautiful place! I love that blue water and the sunset on the harbor! Breathtaking! Hope you have a great new week, Mersad!!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. I try to make them as interesting as possible.

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  9. Your part of the world is just amazing. (I know that I have said that before.) Wonderful photos make us all eager to discover it for ourselves!!

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    1. Thank you for your visits and comments!

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  10. I am excited about this post, Mersad. Joe and I went to Korcula a couple of times and loved it there. Looking forward to seeing more of your photographs.

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    1. I'm really glad to read this, and I hope you will enjoy the second and third parts.

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  11. Such beautiful images! And, so much of my favorite color. ;)

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    1. I know it's your favorite and that the sea is your favorite place to be in.

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  12. Gorgeous scenery! I like the first photo with the ferry...it looks small compared to all of the water!

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    1. It's not a big ferry to begin with, but when compared to the wast sea it does become even smaller.

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  13. The red tile roofs and dark blue water provide vibrant color in your photos. Looking forward to the next part.

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  14. Stunningly beautiful Mersad. I LOVE the second image of the island after the sun had set.

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  15. I'm thinking this would be an interesting area to explore by backpack and bicycle.

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    1. It would Paul! It has definitely lots to see and discover.

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  16. Wunderschöne Bilder einer idyllischen Insel. Ich träume so oft, am Meer zu leben...oder dorthin zu reisen.
    Blogs anschauen ist eine Art zu Reisen für mich -

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  17. It is a magical area when the weather is kind.

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    1. Summers here are usually great with lots of sun and heat and not many rainy days.

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  18. hallo mersad,
    was für wunderbare bilder.
    und die farben, klasse !!!
    viele grüße
    dieter

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  19. So very relaxing to look at. I especially love the colors of sunset.

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  20. Wow, how beautiful! The colour of the water is awesome!

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  21. Thank you for sharing a part of the world that I sadly know little about. I realize that this has been my loss. The color of the water and sky are beautiful. It is very nice to be able to go and visit a place from childhood... Thank you for linking in... Michelle

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  22. AMAZING! I love the blue sky, water and the colorful roofs. What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing your visit.. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  23. Gorgeous photos! Such a lovely place!

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  24. Our country is very beautiful too, archipelagic as is surrounded by water and >7,100 islands. How i wish to see them through the expertise of your hands.

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