Smokvica Village – Where to Stay & Things To Do

About Smokvica Village

Inhabited since Greek and Roman times, the Smokvica village sits in the centre of Korcula Island with houses dotted up and down the hill-side. Fertile vineyards lay at the base of the village growing the delicious local white wine Posip. Olive trees also grow in an abundance in the area. During the harvest months of October-November, you’ll see families gathering to pick their fruitful olives. Leading down to the coastline, the Bay of Brna offers a beautiful pebble beach and is popular with holiday-makers looking for a relaxing holiday in Croatia.

Things to do in Smokvica Village

Getting There

From Vela Luka

  • Jadrolinija car ferry from Split and Lastovo. Schedule & reservations HERE.
  • The drive from Vela Luka to Smokvica is 19kms / 20 minutes
  • Jadrolinija passenger catamaran from Split and Lastovo. Schedule & reservation HERE.
  • Sea-plane from Split or Lastovo. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Autotrans bus from Vela Luka to Smokvica. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Taxi from Korcula to Smokvica costs approx. €28

From Korcula Town

  • Jadrolinija car ferry from Orebic (on Peljesac mainland, if driving up from Dubrovnik or down from Split) to Korcula. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • The drive from Korcula to Smokvica is 25.5kms / 30 minutes
  • Jadrolinija passenger catamaran from Split. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Kapetan Luka passenger catamaran from Split. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Sea-plane from Split or Lastovo. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Autotrans bus from Korcula to Smokvica. Schedule & reservations HERE
  • Taxi from Korcula to Smokvica costs approx. €50

Getting Around

Smokvica is small so you can easily walk around the village. If you want to head further towards the bay of Brna (located 5kms away), a bike, scooter or car would be ideal as there is no public bus between the two locations. There are rental agencies in Vela Luka and Korcula Town and also bike rental is available at the Hotel in Brna.

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Where to Stay

There are no hotels in Smokvica village so look for a private accommodation option instead. Typically a private room or apartment will be better value than a hotel and it also lets you experience local life. You can search for available accommodation in Smokvica here.

If you’d prefer to stay at a hotel, the 4* Aminess Lume Hotel in Brna Bay is located close to the beach and offers an on-site restaurant and bar. You can book your stay here. There are also many apartments to rent in Brna Bay. Take a look at some of the lovely waterfront accommodation options in Brna here.

Read more about where to stay on Korcula Island.

Where to Eat & Drink

Smokvica offers a Pizzeria & cafe bar. Better eating choices can be found in the Bay of Brna. Restaurants here include Bistro Galeb where you can enjoy wonderful views of the bay as well as taste several local wines and Konoba Zaratak where you can feast on freshly caught seafood at reasonable prices. There are also 5 cafe bars in Brna so you can find your perfect spot to wake up with your morning coffee.

Other Amenities

Despite Smokvica being a small place, it is well-catered for. Local amenities include a small supermarket, butchers, a pharmacy, a post office and an ATM. There is a petrol station just outside of Smokvica in the direction of Blato, which is open just in the summer months.

Map of Smokvica Village

Things to do in Smokvica Village

Parish church

Visit the Church of The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary which was built in the 1920s on the site of a much older church. In its shadow, you will find a beautiful Baroque Loggia. 

Village church in Smokvica Village

Wine Tasting

Smokvica, along with its neighbouring village Cara, is the main wine-growing area for the white wine posip. The white wine rukatac and the red wine plavac mali are also grown here in smaller volumes. That means a stay in Smokvica is not complete without visiting one of the local wineries for a tasting. Some of our favourites include Toreta which houses a small museum of old wine-making equipment and Kunjas. Both wineries are run by young enthusiastic winemakers. The slightly more rustic Tomasic also produces a very easy to drink Posip. At just over €3 a litre, it is an incredibly great value!

You can also walk the “Posip Path” which goes past a statute commemorating the wine. It is in this area in the middle of the 19th century that the winegrower Tomasic discovered the Posip vine.

Visit wineries in Smokvica village

Posip Days (wine festival)

This is a week-long festival in Smokvica & Cara which takes place at the end of July. It is a fantastic opportunity to visit wineries and meet the makers. Every evening the vintners open their cellars for tasting. We plan to organise a shuttle bus from Korcula to Smokvica/Cara on a couple of evenings during the Posip Days festival. Send us an email & let us know if you would like to reserve your spaces.

Walking and Cycling

There are some lovely walking & cycling trails in the Smokvica area. One of the best hikes is up to Sv.Rok viewpoint. At the top, you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the village, vineyards and sea.

You’ll also find details about this route and more on the Smokvica-Brna Tourist Board website.

Smokvica village is a great place to cycle and walk on Korcula.

Music and Food Festivals

Korcula is an island of singers and musicians who all enjoy good food (and wine of course!). Throughout July and August various evening events take place in Smokvica and Brna. This includes fisherman nights where you can enjoy delicious fresh fish straight off the grill, Klapa concerts, folk dances and performances of the Kumpanija sword dance. Keep up to date with what’s going on on the Tourist Board’s Facebook page.

Visit Brna Bay

Visit Brna

 As well as the pebble beach “Zal” in the bay, there are also sporting activities on offer. For example, you can learn to windsurf, take a fishing trip or a boat trip to the Island of Lastovo.

Or are you planning a trip to Smokvica? What are you looking forward to most there?

Further Information

Places to Visit on Korcula

About Author

We are John and Rachael from Korcula Explorer.

2 Brits who fell in love with Korcula and made the island their home in 2010. We run unique and fun wine & food tasting tours on Korcula - both group and private tour options available.

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