Žrnovo is the nearest settlement to the town of Korčula, only 4 kilometers away into the island's interior. It is surrounded by hills, cypresses and stone, vineyards and olive groves; it is fenced by dolomitic rocks of fantastic shapes.
Not far from Žrnovo there is Kočje, dolomite attraction with a source of potable water, which is tempting for hikers, who reach it walking through over the narrow trails through the Mediterranean maquis. Numerous objects from the early Stone Age have been found in the vicinity and surrounding villages, and cultural and historical monuments are not lacking here; the church of Sv. Mihovil in the Prvo Selo (First Village) from the 14th century, the country houses and castles of the Korčula families Dimitri and Boschi, the house of the Brčić-Muko family, with a chapel from the 18th century, in the old castle of Nikola Didović Antić in Postrana village, and a castle that once belonged the Baničević family, which is the birthplace of a prominent diplomat from the first half of the 16th century, Jakov Baničević, an elder, ecclesiastical dignitary, humanist and secretary of Emperor Maksimilijan.
In recent decades, Žrnovo has been developing tourism because the place really has something to show. It is the fertile part of the island with beautiful mysterious places, and although in the interior it is easy to reach the picturesque coves and the Žrnovska Banja beach. Right here you can find a comfortable apartment, room or holiday house in Žrnovo. Žrnovska Banja is two kilometers away and it is the most popular destination for windsurfers on the Adriatic coast. Here you can rent a bike, boat, enrich your gourmet experience or, simply, find your secluded place in pristine nature.
Žrnovo has great wines, and the most popular sort of this area is Plavac. Cheers!