Smokvica is situated in the continental part of the island, just 17 km from Vela Luka. Local bus lines connect it with Vela Luka while intercity coach lines link it with Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Sarajevo. Tourist villages of Brna and Vina鑑c, located south of Smokvica, offer apartments available for rental. In the vicinity of Brno there is a deep sandy cove called Istruga, particularly convenient for swimming with children.
Smokvica is the place of origin of the renowned autochthonous Po筰p grape. Although Po筰p, the first legally protected white wine in Croatia, is also grown in other areas of Croatia, it is precisely this sandy soil around Smokvica that produces the best grape and wine. Po筰p is a relatively young species of grape mentioned for the first time in the second half of the 19th century when a Smokvica villager found a self-grown grapevine which caught his interest due to its particular taste and aroma. Today, at the site where it was discovered growing wild, there is a monument honoring Po筰p, the villager who discovered it and all the farmhands of Smokvica.
The collection of wine-growing and winemaking equipment used more than 100 years ago is displayed in the Toreta wine cellar where, of course, one can taste Po筰p and Rukatac (yet another autochthonous species of grape) as well as traditional local specialties.
The area around Smokvica has been inhabited since the Illyrian times. The Illyrians left behind numerous hill-forts (citadels) which abound in finds of different types of ceramics. The fertile soil surrounding Smokvica brought in both ancient Greek and Roman settlers. The village itself is mentioned for the first time in 1214 in the Statute of Kor鑥la which recommends and commands the establishment of the guard and the system of defense in five ancient towns of Kor鑥la: Blato, Smokvica, 萢ra, 畆novo and Pupnat.
In July and August, Smokvica and Brna host traditional Fishermen’s nights which, coupled with concerts and exhibitions, cater to one’s cultural needs. Be sure not to miss the folklore nights which will provide you with a perfect opportunity to see traditional dances, the most interesting one being Kumpanija – the sword dance.
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Excelente calidad precio y desde luego totalmente recomendable. Las habitaciones son amplias, muy limpias y con el mobiliario muy nuevo El personal es profesional, muy amable y dispuesto Se encuentra en pleno centro de Vela Luka, aunque por la noche es completamente silencioso.