Lešić Dimitri Palace
Lešić Dimitri Palace
Where the silk road begins…
Blessed with a mild and almost subtropical climate, Korčula, situated in the south of Dalmatia, is warmer than any of the islands to the north. That is probably one of the reasons why the town of Korčula is one of the most significant urban settlements on the east Adriatic coast. The town’s progressive spirit is best seen in its statutes from 1214, that regulated every aspect of island life and inspired other towns in the region to do the same.
Korcula’s fortified walls used to protect the inhabitants from attack and from stormy winds in the winter months, while the unique architectural layout of streets in the structure of a fishbone allowed summer breezes to cool it down, providing natural air-conditioning.
Palaces, churches, towers, houses, made of high quality local stone have mainly withstood the test of time. The warren of little alleys, empty in winter and pulsing with life in the season, are ideal for losing oneself, finding interesting company, or discovering a secret corner away from public eyes – just as it has been through the ages.
The interaction of town with the sea spreads extends to the nearby archipelago of islands, each of which has its own story. They amaze those who choose to absorb the harmony of the old Roman quarry, a seclude ‘villa rustica’, a Franciscan monastery, perfect shade and more or less secluded pebble beaches, providing ideal access to the crystal clear sea.
Explore some of the finest vineyards in Croatia, charming villages, millennial history and the strong local culture and you will discover the Mediterranean is to be felt on every corner!
Lešić Dimitri Palace is an exclusive retreat hidden within the walls of the medieval old town of Korcula. The 18th Century palace was lovingly restored over five years and now offers luxury hotel accommodation, a gourmet restaurant and a spa.
The interior design concept was inspired by Korčula's famous resident, Marco Polo and his travels along the Silk Road. Styles and décors from the route’s different regions are integrated with the palace’s restored original features that with refined elegance evoke that rich and yet mystical history and culture of its destination.
In five design driven residences all those wishing to escape, create, relax or unwind can feel a real sense of place. The LD Gourmet experience, that can make any ordinary moment into a special celebration is inspired with harmony between traditional & modern, wine & food, flavours & seasons. The therapeutic benefits & savours of the locally grown herbs of LD Spa treatments make one feel a true lightness of being.
Through an intimate yet unobtrusive approach we will do our best to build a fellowship with our guests to be able to provide a genuine «taste» of Korčula delivered with personal generosity, so one can experience the remarkable roots and scenic charm of this corner of the earth.