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Just over a thousand people reside in the four hamlets that make up Zrnovo, these are Prvo Selo, Brdo, Kampus and Postrana. Croatian life is significantly quieter here than in the town of Korcula, with a handful of cafes and traditional restaurants, a few supermarkets and the customary churches. Walking and cycling routes are plentiful, allowing you to explore nature at its best. From secluded coastal bays, to hills with unusual rock formations, the village of Zrnovo provides a relaxing retreat during your holiday to Korcula.

Rounded square

See more photos of Zrnovo in our Korcula Photo Gallery

why stay here?

• Quiet, rural location but within easy reach of the old town of Korcula by foot, bus or car.
• Fantastic restaurants serving up traditional Croatian and Dalmatian food such as the Peka.
• Proximity to idyllic secluded bays.
• Nearby Zrnovska Banja and Vrbovica provides fantastic coastal accommodation for your holiday.
• If you love to walk, there are many different trails in and around Zrnovo.

Must do...

Nature lovers will be in their element with numerous cycling and walking trails  surrounding Zrnovo, suitable for all abilities. Just pack up a picnic and let you feet or wheels lead the way.

Within half an hour walk you will reach the fascinating natural beauty site of Kocje, one of Croatia's Protected Landscapes. This offers a wonderful walk through, over and around magical rock formations that truly arouse the imagination – great fun for the kids (and the big kids!). Think Lord of the Rings!

How about combining a guided walk to Kocje with a chance to make home-made traditional Korcula pasta, makaruni? Of course after your walk you will get to sample your pasta along with other delicious Croatian cuisine served at a traditional local restaurant. Contact us for further information.

Explore the tranquil Adriatic Sea and marvel at its aqua colours at one of the small pebbled bays located close to Zrnovo in the Defora region on the south coast. Our favourites include Orlandusa, Rasohatica and Pavja Luka.

Or travel to the north coast and enjoy swimming and relaxing in the large bay of Zrnovska Banja or the secluded bay of Vrbovica.

Walk up to Postrana hamlet and capture the views from St Roch’s church and if you are fortunate enough to be there on 16th August (St Roch’s day), be sure to watch the sword battle dance of Mostra
Read our article about a holiday in Zrnovo and visit our blog for more walking/cycling ideas.

Patron Saint

August 16th - Patron Saint's Day of Zrnovo

Along with the clashing of swords during a performance of the Mostra, the people of Zrnovo enjoy the events which celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint Roch. Couples will take to the dance floor and rejoice into the night.

what is?

Mostra is an ancient sword dance between two armies performed in Postrana, Zrnovo. The dance is accompanied by drums and misnice (bag-pipes). It traditionally ended with the beheading of an ox, but now a far less barbaric finale of popular dance is staged.

There are lots of places to eat and drink around Zrnovo, check out Korcula Explorer's recommendations on the Restaurant Page.

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