From Hvar we took a bumpy ferry ride to Korcula. It was only one of two times when the waters were rough–the other was from Korcula to Mljet. We arrived in Korcula just before sunset. Our hotel, the Lesic Dimitri Palace was a short walk from the ferry along the water. Korcula was another beautiful town fortified by a stone wall with red tiled roof buildings. There is definitely a pattern in the look of these old Croatian towns.
At check-in there were two other couples ahead of us. When it was our turn, we were told the concierge had overbooked our room and it was no longer available. Huh? Since we had paid for the room in full when we booked they would put us in a house a few streets away. Um, okay, sure. After they collect our passport information we proceed to the house. I had no idea what to expect. We arrived at a stone house that was 4 stories. I was overwhelmed and excited. For one night we would have an entire house, facing the water, all to ourselves. I couldn’t believe it. Because they were so embarassed about overbooking our room, in addition to the house they would also pay for our dinner at the hotel restaurant that night. Okay!
The front door of the house opened into the kitchen. Walking up the spiral stone stairs led to the master bedroom with a bathroom on the second floor. Next was the living room with a small, what looked like working fireplace. The fourth floor had another bedroom and bathroom and finally there was a door to a small terrace on the roof. It was great. More