Lesic Dimitri Palace
At last! A sumptuous, luxury hotel hidden within the maze of medieval walls and winding alleyways of charming Korcula, midway between Split and Dubrovnik, surrounded by the crystal clear Adriatic Sea: Lesic Dimitri Palace.
Friends, couples, honeymooners or simply anybody looking to explore the Dalmatian coast in style.
Lesic Dimitri Palace is located on the site of a former bishop’s palace dating back to the 18th century on the island of Korcula, a speedboat ride from Dubrovnik or Split.
More than just a hotel, Lesic Dimitri Palace is a restoration project and the designers were keen to keep the palace’s original features and layout intact. Rather than hotel rooms, you find instead six residences, ranging from one to four bedrooms. Most have a private terrace or balcony, all combine the best of the original features with modern furnishings and are inspired by Marco Polo’s Silk Road travels. The residences are fully serviced but include fitted kitchens and dining facilities, so there’s plenty of flexibility.
Lesic Dimitri Palace's restaurant offers the best local seasonal produce served in a healthy way. The excellent concierge can also recommend some great restaurants in town serving delicious fresh fish and Italian-inspired dishes. Spa treatments can be arranged in your residence and the pièce de résistance is the hotel’s private motor yacht, available for day trips out to secluded neighboring islands.
Korcula may be tipped as a hotspot, but its picturesque setting has been attracting visitors for centuries – from the ancient Greeks to the spice route Venetians. Simply soaking up all these cultural influences as you stroll along its tiny, winding streets is enough to keep you busy, but hiking, sailing and fishing can all be arranged as well. The hotel offers wine tasting evenings, private trips on its yacht to nearby islands for swimming and exploring – and you can even hop over to Dubrovnik for a night at the opera.
Stay at Lesic Dimitri Palace and you’re in good company – Marco Polo’s former house is right next door.