We got to spend a day in Korkula, all thanks to our friend Antun who had work to do on the island and was nice enough to let us tag along. Our day began before 7am, quite early for us, but it was all worth it. The drive was scenic and trance-worthy. We passed through the town of Ston with its massive city stone walls, built as a defensive wall for the city of Dubrovnik. It’s the second largest wall in Europe, and one of the longest in the World. Scenery aside, the mountainous roads had plenty of twists and turns. Antun expertly managed the car—he’s obviously done this drive many times—but there were moments where I felt lightheaded, so I was extra relieved when we arrived in the town of Orebic where we would wait to board the ferry to Korkula.
Abraham and I paid 30kn each to visit Marco Polo’s house. Gonna tell the truth that we were both a bit disappointed, probably because we thought we were visiting the Marco Polo Museum, which ended up being a completely different place. It was still cool to see where Marco Polo once lived though they could perhaps do more to give paying tourists more to look at.
The water of the Adriatic sea in Korkula, was impossibly blue and inviting. We didn’t bring swimming clothes so we settled for sitting on the edge, enjoying beers, each other’s company, the sun and sounds of the island. It was a hot day and we were both tempted to just go for a swim but we didn’t want to go in Antun’s car sopping wet. On our drive back towards Sustjepan, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for having made the effort to get up early and ride along to Korkula with Antun. The island is definitely worth exploring further. Today was one of those perfect days.