Blato is located at the bottom of Veliki Ucijak hill; on top of the hill hides the Church of St. Vid. Source: asiber.ifs.hr
Blato is the oldest settlement on the Island of Korcula
. Today it counts 3700 inhabitants. Although it is located inland by the fertile field, which makes it especially charming, Blato exits to the sea on both sides of the island: Prigradica on the north side and Prizba
on the south side, with numerous surrounding coves, beaches and of course - apartments. Blato polje and its surrounding hills are covered in olive groves, vineyards and hundreds of kilometers of drywall - a unique monument to human labor. Winters in Blato are humid, but mild and short, while summers are dry and warm.
Centre of Blato: Church of All Hallows with a bell tower, a square, covered loggia and two century old lindens. Source: visitdubrovnik.hr
The cool shade will be provided by the linden avenue that is the second longest in Europe, after the Berlin one (1km long). Blato faced one of the hardest periods between the two world wars due to phylloxera (vine pest) that destroyed majority of vineyards and households, causing great emigration. At the beginning of the 20th century, Blato had almost 9000 inhabitants, only to lose 1200 inhabitants in one day in 1925 when they emigrated to Australia. Today, there are approximately 6000 Blato people and their descendants in Australia. After WW2, industry and tourism has developed in Blato again.
Zlinje street or Linden Avenue or the 1st Street (streets in Blato are numbered) with the linden avenue that is 1km long. Source: panoramio.com
Other than Blato, one can find accommodation in Prizba and Prigradica. Locals will gladly rent an apartment or apartments in their family houses. More significant events include Blato Summer from 15th of July to 15th of August with rich drama and music program, adaptation of Battle on Gica (battle of Blato people against Turks in 1571), knight dances and the celebration of St. Vincent on 28th of April, the patron saint of Blato, and festive knight dances Kumpanija at the square in front of the church. Your vacation and accommodation in Blato will be complemented by several restaurants and taverns with autochthonous dishes. Those liking recreational activities will enjoy 40km of walking and 140km of biking trails, and several diving clubs will lead them to the underworld of Korcula and Lastovo
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