Cara and Pošip
Croatian villas in Southern Dalmatia: Cara and Pošip wines
The village of Cara is located on the island of Korcula, just twenty-five kilometres west of Korcula town itself. Although it is one of the oldest establishments on the island, the village is home to just 560 inhabitants. Nonetheless, it is fantastically positioned for a daytrip whilst enjoying a Croatia villa holidays. The island is easily accessed via the regular ferry, which is just 2 hours from our Dubrovnik accommodation.
History and culture
The island of Korcula is steeped in history, much of which can be discovered during a stay at a Croatia holiday resorts. Not to be missed is Carsko Polje; the huge field is home to the remains of the ancient city dating back to the 14th Century. The site also features the church of Our Lady of Cara Field, which was first documented in 1329. According to legend, it was here that an apparition of Saint Maria was witnessed in 1686. Carsko Polje attracts lots of visitors during the annual pilgrimage to Cara on July 25th, when the island celebrates the Annual Feast of St Jacob.
Ancient dances and artwork
Whilst staying in one of our villas in Croatia, be sure to look out for the Croatian dance, Kumpanija. The ancient sword dance is performed by both men and women in celebration of the island’s history. Book one of our cheap holidays in July and observe the dance during the annual Feast of St Jacob, who was once the protector of Cara. Culture vultures should visit the Church of St Peter. Located in the heart of the village centre, the church dates back to the 15th Century and is home to the famous painting, Visitation of Jesus Christ to his Disciples by Leandro Bassano.
Discover Pošip wines during Croatia villa holidays
Although the residents of Cara depend increasingly on tourism, the town continues to grow and sell olives and wine – a perfect accompaniment to your freshly caught fish during one of NOVASOL’s fishing holidays! Wine lovers may wish to explore the famous vineyards that surround Cara and sample the coveted white wine, Pošip. The wine is indigenous to Korcula and was one of the first wines to be protected by Croatian law! Take part in tastings to select your favourite and relax with a glass whilst admiring the views from one of our villas in Croatia. Although the wine is mostly indigenous to Korcula, it is popular throughout Dalmatia – so be sure to keep an eye out for it whilst staying in our Dubrovnik apartments!
Whether you choose history or dancing, a visit to Cara during a stay in a Croatia holiday resorts promises plenty of excitement. What’s more, Korcula offers plenty of variety, whether you are seeking a modern apartment, rustic villa or perhaps one of our cottages with hot tubs.