New Palatial Retreat opens in Croatia

Following four years of meticulous restoration, Le?ić Dimitri Palace will welcome its first guests in June 2009.  The five-star boutique retreat, the only elite accommodation between Dubrovnik and Hvar, will revolutionise the Croatian luxury market with its unique blend of beautifully preserved medieval history and unparalleled contemporary luxury. Le?ić Dimitri occupies an 18th Century bishop’s palace and five medieval cottages. The Palace’s history and architecture have been fastidiously maintained and enhanced by world-class luxuries including specialist spa facilities, innovative Dalmatian cuisine and panoramic views over the crystal clear Adriatic waters.  With only six residences, the personalised and intimate service offered by Le?ić Dimitri Palace will be unmatched. 

Le?ić Dimitri Palace’s concept and design pay homage to Korčula’s most famous resident: 13th Century explorer Marco Polo.  Each of the six residences emulates a particular destination on the explorer’s Silk Road travels and the spa, conceived by a leading Thai specialist, has created an inspiring treatment list with influences from the Silk Road, Thailand, and the Mediterranean.

Nestled above the Adriatic in Korčula Old Town, the Palace offers its guests a wealth of activities from its historic and picturesque location.  Take one of the Palace’s private yachts to a nearby island, or explore the medieval town, encircled by 14th Century stone walls whilst strolling through winding alleyways, past hidden churches and homes with terra cotta tiled roofs. Other activities include hiking, windsurfing, sailing, diving and wine-tasting.