Where to go in Žrnovo...
A family-run konoba with multi-terraced outdoor seating, Belin serves superb, lovingly prepared local fare. Quality grilled fish, served with local Grk or Pošip in the open air, turns a summer evening into a memorable occasion. The home-made Žrnovski makaruni – topped with either with goulash or seafood – is a big deal here. The menu also includes local favourites such as breaded octopus, rabbit and grilled lamb.
A handful of kilometres up the hill from Korčula Town towards the sprawling village of Žrnovo, this farmhouse restaurant is a popular stop-off for grilled seafood and roast meat dishes, accompanied by home-grown vegetables and the owner’s own white wine. The terrace commands sweeping views of Korčula and the environs.
This ranch-style restaurant, run by the family Marelić, is up in the hills 8km from Korčula town. It’s the place to eat peka, lamb or goat slow-cooked under smouldering charcoal, ordered in advance. Turning up on spec, try a grilled dish. Pretty much everything they serve is local, including the succulent home-cured pršut. Home-made grappas provide an aperitif. Seating is in a spacious garden planted with herbs and figs. It’s a cosy retreat in winter with wood-burning fire – call ahead first to see if they’re open.
Five kilometres west of Korčula in the small seaside settlement of Žrnovska Banja, this is a small family-run site with room only for about 40 guests, with pitches shaded by Mediterranean vegetation. The camp offers some excellent maritime views; the shoreline is only a few metres way and several pebbly beaches are a short walk away. Bicycle and boat hire are available, and there’s a shop and restaurant in the village.
Set among the stone houses and alleys of Postrana, Gera is a traditional family konoba with wooden benches set out on a terrace overlooking a leafy garden. Their strong point is fish, meat and vegetables, simply grilled, washed down with local wine. They also serve up the ubiquitous local favourite Žrnovski makaruni.