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Korčula, Croatia, is an enchanting island gem nestled in the Adriatic Sea, celebrated for its timeless beauty and rich history. Wrapped in lush Mediterranean greenery, this island paradise captivates with its secluded coves, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters. The eponymous town of Korčula, with its fortified walls and red-roofed houses, exudes an air of medieval charm. Famed as the birthplace of renowned explorer Marco Polo, the town showcases its cultural heritage through captivating museums and ancient churches. Korčula’s laid-back atmosphere invites visitors to indulge in leisurely strolls through winding alleys, taste delectable local cuisine in cozy taverns, and savor exquisite wines from nearby vineyards.

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Rich in picturesque villages, lush vineyards, olive groves, quiet coves and scenic bays – Korcula is a Croatian island that you need to discover for yourself. Korcula is the 6th largest Adriatic island and stretches out over 47km in length.

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Korčula, a Croatian island in the Adriatic, invites travelers with its captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Claimed to be the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo, the medieval town of Korčula showcases a labyrinthine layout of narrow streets, charming squares, and well-preserved Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Surrounded by ancient walls, the town exudes a timeless atmosphere. The island is adorned with vineyards producing the famous white wine Grk, and olive groves that contribute to the local gastronomy.

Korčula’s coastline boasts secluded coves, pristine beaches, and azure waters, making it ideal for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts. The Moreska sword dance, performed in traditional costumes, reflects the island’s cultural richness. Whether exploring historic sites, indulging in local delicacies, or basking in the Adriatic’s beauty, Korčula promises an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Best Things to do in Korcula

Korčula captivates with its medieval charm, a maze of narrow streets, and Renaissance architecture. Birthplace of Marco Polo, the island is adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and secluded beaches. Korčula seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty, inviting exploration and relaxation.

  • Old Town Korcula

    Lose Yourself in the Old Town

    The medieval Old Town of Korcula is the perfect place in which to temporarily lose yourself. The narrow streets feature a unique fishbone pattern layout that allows cool air to circulate freely in the balmy summer and prevents winds from chilling the houses in the winter. Take a wander through the passageways, and discover the house where the famous world explorer Marco Polo once lived. You can also visit the main square and St Mark’s cathedral.

  • Vela Spila

    Visit Vela Luka

    The charming little town of Vela Luka is situated in a sheltered bay on the west side of the island. The town’s most popular attraction is undoubtedly Vela Spila (Great Cave). The sea-facing limestone cavern fills up with atmospheric light as the sun filters through the holes in its roof. You can also explore the beautiful serene beaches of Proizd, and meander your way through lush olive groves to the abandoned fortress on Hum hill.

  • Korcula bay

    Visit Neighbouring Islands

    From Korcula bay, you can hop aboard a boat and enjoy a scenic ride to the neighbouring islands of Brac, Hvar, Mljet, Solta or Vis. Sail on crystalline waters to secluded coves and bays that offer a perfect location for swimming and sunbathing. Once you arrive at your chosen destination, you can explore the island at your leisure. If you’ve packed a picnic you’ll easily find an idyllic spot where you can stop for lunch.

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Best Time to go to Korcula

Summer is the peak tourist season in Korcula, a time when the weather is warm and dry, while the Moreska sword dance performances will be taking place. Many visitors prefer the shoulder seasons of May or September which avoid summer’s intense heat and the biggest crowds. While the water may be too cool for swimming in the spring, temperatures are usually ideal for sightseeing and activities like cycling or hiking. In early fall, the sea will still be warm, often through mid-October.

Korcula FAQs

How many days do you need in Korcula?

A minimum of three days is necessary if you want to do more than wander through Old Town Korcula. You’ll need a day just to take all of that in, including the view from the bell tower at St. Mark’s Cathedral and explore the town museum, as well as time to browse the shops and get a good sampling of the delicious eats available here. On your second day you can visit other areas of the island and on a third, discover your favourite beach to enjoy some swimming and sunbathing.

Is Korcula worth visiting?

Island-hopping visitors often name Korcula as a favourite, with Old Town Korcula particularly enchanting, as if a fairy-tale has come to life. It’s not overrun with crowds and while you won’t have a wild party scene, there are plenty of places to enjoy the tranquillity. Most find that it’s not only worth visiting but sticking around a while to enjoy the breath-taking landscapes, beaches, wineries, historical sites, and tasty authentic local cuisine. Not to mention, they say that famous international explorer Marco Polo was born here, and you can even visit his alleged birth house.

What are the essential sites to see in Korcula?

Korcula Old Town is where you’ll find the majority of the essential sites. One of the most impressive is St. Mark’s Cathedral but you won’t want to miss the Marco Polo House, with the highlight here being the opportunity to take in a spectacular view of the town’s rooftops and the sea from the watchtower. There are also two medieval gates and eight towers that still remain, dotted around the Old Town and on the hill above. Vela Spilja Cave, situated above the town of Vela Luka is one of the Mediterranean’s most important prehistoric sites.

When is the best time to visit for watching the Moreska sword dance performances?

Witnessing the Moreska sword dance performance is often one of the highlights of visiting Korcula. You’ll want to time your visit to be here when the shows take place. There are two each week in July and August: Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. From mid-May through June and September through mid-October, they’re held only on Thursdays, also at 9 p.m.

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