Račišće motive


The village of Račišće is situated 12 km western from the town of Korčula.

Going by road towards Račišće one passes many villas and houses for hiring to the guests.
Especially attractive are the bays of Žrnovska Banja, Vrbovica and Kneža.

The bay of Vrbovica, as well as villas, has small comfortable camps.


Račišće harbour - Korčula
Račišće kaleta
Račišće "kaleta"
Račišće beach
Račišće beach
Račišće center
Račišće harbour

the younger settlement

Račišće is one of the younger settlements on the island as it was only inhabited at the end of the 17th century and at the beginning of the 18th century by refugees from the Makarska littoral and Herzegovina during The Venetian-Turkish wars.
In Račišće and Kneža, by the sea, several taverns offer traditional food.
The bays and wonderful natural beaches of Vaja and Samograd lie to the west of Račišće. Approach to Vaja bay is advised by boat.

"Maritime" way of life

Enterprising men and women from Račišće quickly accepted the "maritime" way of life, and they were the owners of the biggest island fleet of cargo sailing boats from the end of the 19th century until 1950.

Today, the men of Račišće are either mostly maritime officers or ordinary seamen in modern ships of all flags.

Lady of Christian Aid

There is the old church of Our Lady of Christian Aid from the time of the foundation of the village (1682), and the more recent church of St. Nicolas.
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