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Wellness; On an island; Near water
Brna is located on the island of Korčula, halfway between Vela Luka and the city of Korcula, where Marco Polo was born. Thanks to its position, Brna has a favorable climate and is sheltered from the Bura winds in winter. This area is known for its vineyards and the wines of Rukatac and Posip. The gastronomic offering includes fish specialties and the already mentioned excellent wines which compliment the Dalmatian cuisine. Founded in the 19th century with the purpose of exporting wine from the island to the mainland, today Brna is more oriented towards tourism and offers holiday facilities. The pebble and sandy beaches surrounded by bushes and pine trees are characteristic of this area. The beautiful sea, with its abundance of fish, make this area very popular with fishing and sailing enthusiasts, while the islets and cliffs dispersed in front of Brna are a challenge for skippers. The island is connected to the mainland by ferry lines from Split (to the town of Korcula and Vela Luka) or from Orebic (to the town of Korcula). Interesting cultural sites can be found in the village of Smokvica. Here you can visit baroque houses, fortalices of Korcula’s aristocrats and the parish church which was built at the beginning of the century upon the foundations of a 17th century church. In the vicinity of Brna lies the bay of Istruga, known for its medicinal mud which is used by the locals who believe it has beneficial effects. We recommend visits to: the village of Blato, with its fortalices and houses of historic value; the town of Vela Luka, today a ferry port, in the past the site of the first Greek colony on the island; and Vela Cave, a Neolithic archaeological site above Vela Luka.