I’d like to recap on a little summer getaway I took in August to the Croatian islands of Vis & Korcula, a short ferry trip from Split into the stunning Adriatic Sea. I know I’ve been a little quiet on here lately, it’s a fine line balancing between shooting and time to get put together a post – this time of year can be a challenge!
Dotted with terracotta roofs, Vis is an incredible little town. Locals are friendly and inviting, making the daily strolls to the bakery, fruit store, coffee shop and beaches an absolute pleasure. Swim from one numerous piers around the village as the locals do, just watch out for the sea urchins, rock shoes do come in handy!
I’m a sucker for golden hour (ooof! what photographer isn’t?!), and let’s just say Croatia didn’t disappoint. Sunrise was also my favourite time of day, the streets are peaceful and you see an entirely different side to the village. When travelling, I like to spend enough time per place to ensure I can completely obsess over the changing light conditions.
Make sure you spend long enough to hire a motorbike and drive around the islands, this is always a highlight for me. On Vis, we went exploring to some of the more remote beaches; Rukavac which was a highlight of the trip. Don’t eat lunch, as taverna Dalmatino is right on the water, and have a selection of fresh seafood to keep you very, very happy.
Following Vis, we spent a couple of days in Lumbarda, on the food and wine island of Korcula. Korcula old town was definitely worth a visit for an afternoon, although we happily spent our time beach hoping, ice cream eating and wine drinking in Lumbarda village with the locals. Again, we spent a day adventuring through the vineyards to Pupnatska Luka, a stunning little beach with local taverna.
You could very happily spend a long time in Croatia, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I’m officially obsessed and can’t wait to go back.
All images Copyright Josie Withers.