Žrnovo

Žrnovo is a village on the island of Korčula in Croatia.  It has a population of 1,308 residents. The village is situated four kilometers west of the old town of Korčula.Žrnovo is one of the oldest settlements on the island and is made up of four hamlets: Prvo Selo, Brdo, Kampus and Postrana. The village has numerous small churches. Beside the old stone houses with porches and paved courtyards are small dry-stone sheds covered with stone slabs. There are also small citadels of the Korcula nobles and landowners. A little outside the centre of the settlement, off the road, on a shady hill surrounded by pine trees, is St Martin `s parish church from the 14th century, last reconstructed.In the past the inhabitants of Žrnovo were farmers and stone-masons. Nowadays many of them work in construction and tourism. The nearby coves such as Žrnovska Banja, Medvinjak and Vrbovica have many family pensions and camps right beside the sea.Some contemporary Croatian painters and sculptors were born in Žrnovo (sculptor Radoslav Duhović, graphic artist Nikola Skokandić, Painters: Ante Radovanović, Frano Cebalo and Abel Brčić). The most prominent is certanly the important Croatian writer , Academician Petar Šegedin.