Farmers, wine-growers and winemakers, as well as stone sculptors, shipbuilders, and fishermen, were continental.
Fertile fields were also the basics of living in this area, and valuable people treated them with love and pride. There is no undeveloped vineyard, land is passed on to generations, and field work is a way of life. Through all this history, man is above all God's worship in this area and loves his family and his people. In the last 100 years, "was color" and "Hajduk" became another kind of institution. He was also proud of domestic animals. In the first place it was "TOVAR".
No other animal has left so much sweat and souls in Dalmatia what this noble being did. The stone facades of houses, stairs and streets represent the richness of the stone-carving tradition, and from the Brna bay they sailed and fished and built boats, lawns, boats ...
Evenings are often filled with song and dance. It is famous for singing song and church singing, maintaining the tradition of brass music, and many other social activities.
Smokvica is the home of Pošip, one of the best white wines in the world. Stone houses, idyllic streets, rich cultural heritage, centuries-old vineyards and olive groves are the charms of this island resort that return to you at some point in time. Today's Smokvica invites you to enjoy natural beauty, visit cultural and historical sites, explore some of the 9 villa rustic, magic fields of medicinal herbs, cycling trails, etc., and wineglasses and gastronomic specialties in the wineries and restaurants.
Tourism in Smokvica starts in 1907 with the opening of "dormitories" and taverns, as evidenced by the first book of guests, and then the guests were from Europe mainly from Italy. In 1960, tourism was slowly expanding to the Brna bay. The cultural and social life of the Smokvice is enriched by numerous associations which seek to preserve the customs and customs of the country. Apart from Kumpanija in Smokvica, there are old-fashioned dances, klapa, church choir, old-fashioned singing, brass music and many other associations. There are many famous artists from Smokvica, poets, priests .... The Smokvica municipality, apart from Smokvica, includes the towns of Brna and Vinačac (on the south side of the island) and the village of Blaca (on the northern side of the island).
Smokvica is one of the five old settlements on the island of Korcula, where the continuity of human life is constant from prehistory to today. The name of the place would be wrong with the Mediterranean fruit fig tree, but the name of Smokvica comes from Romanesque and is related to the presence of water. Nearly in the field of Siknica we find numerous ponds that in the ancient times have given the name to this area. Although the settlement with its borders is mentioned in the Korčula Statute of 1214, Ilirska Gradina from the second century p.n.e. and the site of an early Croatian cemetery not far from today's cemeteries proved that life in these areas was much earlier. In the course of history, the population was constantly struggling against various conquerors. There were major battles against Turkish invaders at the "Bloody Burst" site. The reason for this is the old town center, not far from the church of Sv. Mihovila was once well established. Church of Sv. Mihovil from 1372 was built on a rock with a beautiful view of all the main roads to Smokvica. In commemoration of the battle and the role of the Guardian of Smokvica, Kumpanija, a knightly sword-fighting knight, has shown up the struggle of the locals against the conquerors. In the area of Smokvica, numerous cultures have been changed over time, as evidenced by the remains of antique ceramics, old wine presses, old rustic villas, Medieval churches and Korčula noble castles.
The most famous story in the history of Smokvica is about Gradina, one of the most famous fortresses on the island of Korcula. Each year, in July, a reconstruction of the historical battle of 1571 is organized in Gradina.
The Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Cleansing, located in the center of Smokvica, stands out with its large bell tower and neo-Renaissance architecture. The church is surrounded by the Great and Small Pijaca and the lodges that for centuries are the center of the main events and festivities. Numerous churches located around the Smokvica were built to keep the "heavenly protectors" in place. The sacral heritage of the parish church is a reflection of spiritual wealth and faith, while the ethnographic heritage of stone houses depicts lifestyles and customs throughout history. Celebrations and festivals are respected and celebrated, and most of those associated with religious holidays. Particularly interesting are the processions that take place throughout the year and the biggest is on Great Friday. Collapse, church fraternity, bounty, and many other customs depict rich traditions of this region.
The remains of the villas of the rustic and noble castles proved to be the proof of Smokvica for its fertile land and beautiful nature has always attracted. Here the noblemen built their economic complexes and resorts. Korčula poet Kanavelić also had his summer residence in the Smokvian field, where he found poetic inspiration in the smells and sounds of nature.
Tortoises are stone houses unique to the island that characterizes the specific construction of the crown