Korčula town on the namesake island is the birthplace of Marco Polo no less. Just steps from his house within the Old Town walls is hotel Lešić Dimitri Palace. Honouring his Silk Road travels it combines rich historical heritage with beautifully, thematically decorated interiors. It sits snugly between smart boutiques, romantic hideaway bars, galleries and the jet set yachting scene – Korčula being a favourite haunt in the Dalmatian Archipelago.
Spacious suites draw on the history of the Silk Routes, the owners cleverly capturing this legacy within the interiors in the five individual and spacious apartments, ranging from 45m2 to 120m2. Each suite is etched with references to Korčula in fabulous carvings and crafted fabrics. Modernist furnishings mingle with bespoke Croatian pieces that root the concept to this 18th-century former Bishop’s Palace. Facilities include airconditioning, LCD satellite TV with DVD player, iPod docking station, minibar and fully fitted kitchen. iPads, DVDs, printers and lap tops can also be borrowed - just ask reception.
The LD Restaurant serves a creative menu of seasonal, fresh, local and organic produce from breakfast through to dinner, offering al fresco dining with views across the Pelješac channel and the Korčula archipelago.
Lešić Dimitri Palace has 2 boats that can be rented per hour or per day. A sailboat with skipper and a motorboat are also available for rent for trips around the numerous coves and beaches of Korčula Island and the Pelješac Peninsula. The hotel also offers a Thai-inspired spa with massages, beauty treatments and yoga. The spa uses 100% natural products from Croatia.
Stone paved Zakrjan Beach is just steps away, while a pebbly beach can be found just outside the Old Town, 1 km away. The charming sandy beach in the village of Lumbarda Village can be found at a distance of 7km.
Your host: Tania & Lešić Dimitri team
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