Clear blue seas, unspoilt coves and beaches, vineyards, olive groves and old stone villages, are just some of the highlights on offer when you holiday in Korcula. The largest of the Croatian islands, Korcula boasts over 3000 hours of sunshine every year, making it a mecca for sun worshippers and those seeking a quiet getaway. Korcula is also believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and also where the traditional Moreska sword-dance orginated. Korcula Town, also known as Little Dubrovnik, is enclosed by old fortified walls, with narrow streets radiating from the central square and an abundance of palaces and medieval fortresses scattered around town. Lumbarda, a little fisherman's village 10 minutes bus ride away from Korcula Town, is well known for its vineyards which produce the unique GRK white wine and is also home to the only sandy beaches in Korcula, Vela Przina and Bilin Zal. The tiny uninhabited island of Vrnik in the Korcula archipelago is easily reached by water taxi and has deep Roman quarries and swimming spots to enjoy. St Antony's Steps, with its 101 steps, are a challenge but worth it for the views when you reach the top. Take a water taxi to Badija, the largest of the Skoji Island and discover its Francisican Monastery and deserted beaches. If you're looking for a quiet sunshine break for with family or friends, why not give a holiday in Korcula a try this year.
Things To Do
There are lots of things to experience on a holiday in Korcula. With over 200 beaches and coves dotted around the island of Korcula, you can visit a different one every day! Try your hand at watersports, with lots on offer including snorkelling, diving and windsurfing. Korcula's countryside is just begging to be explored with vineyards, olive groves and abundant wildlife to discover. Take a vineyard tour in Lumbarda. View the island from the sea on a boat trip.
Nightlife on Korcula is lowkey with a waterside meal and the odd glass of wine the norm in the evening. There are lots of bars, restaurants and cafes in Korcula Town along with a a couple of cocktail bars. Korcula Old Town is one of the best places to see the traditional Moreska sword dance performed during the summer months.
Food & Drink
Freshly caught fish and seafood especially mussels and crabs feature on most menus on a holiday in Korcula. Cukarin is a sweet dessert to enjoy. Fast food is a rare find on the island. The locally produced GRK wine is a unique white wine to accompany your meal.