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Korcula


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Marco Polo's hometown! Korcula holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. There are more legends, tales, and monuments here than anywhere else.

One of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean, Korcula is instantly recognizable. Its red-roofed houses and stunning walled-in Old Town jut out into the sea. Korcula is also one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic and has marvelous natural scenery. Korcula sits on the edge of nature. Look forward to rolling hills for hiking and cycling. Of course, Korcula boasts a gorgeous seaside, with a variety of pebbly and sandy beaches. Lumbarda, a quaint fishing village, is another highlight. The island's position in the Adriatic makes it an ideal stopover when traveling between Dubrovnik and Hvar. It's a pleasant destination for a several-day stay.

Highlights of the Old Town of Korcula include the Cathedral of St. Marco and Marco Polo's original home. The island produces some of the finest white wines in the region too. It's a short trip away from the neighboring Peljesac peninsula. This area is famous for its high-quality wine, both red and white. Korcula is rich in culture and tradition, with a storied past dating back to ancient Greek times. If you are lucky during your stay, you will catch a Moreska performance. This is a spectacular combat dance conducted with swords and in heavy armor. Korcula is certainly one of the must-sees for travelers in Croatia. Whether you're looking for a beach vacation, wine tasting, or just real relaxation, you'll find it here.

What we love about Korcula

Josipa

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

I love Korcula for many reasons. The charming Old town which tells stories about the life of Marco Polo leaves me speechless every time I go back there. The lively main square, where you feel like a local no matter how touristy it gets in the summer is a special place where you can always hear some small talk between locals. This place is vibrant and so historical at the same time. There are so many hidden beaches and peaceful places around the island that I always discover something new and special when I visit. Each of Croatian islands has their own character and specific vibe and Korcula can be praised for its rich history and picturesque villages. Although most people focus on Korcula town, the island has much more to show. Small picturesque vineyards are spread around different areas of the island and the best way to explore Korcula is to drive around at a slow pace. Lumbarda is the favorite of the island's villages, and a must-see.

Andrea

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

What I love about Korcula is that you can have both it both ways - you can be alone on a remote beach during the day, but still enjoy busy city vibes in the evening, strolling around narrow streets.

Ivana

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

Not just the city, but the entire island of Korcula has wonderful scenery. If you are looking for an island that will give you a bit of peace from all the hustle of Croatia's cities, Korcula is definitely it. There are so many secluded bays and beaches, charming villages all over the island, that you will fall in love instantly.

Where to stay in Korcula

Tiny Korcula Town doesn't have much room for large hotel developments, being protected by its position on the UNESCO World Heritage List, but there are several intimate 4-5 star boutique hotels that we have unearthed that will make your stay on the island a luxurious one. As for apartments, there are plenty to choose from, with options both directly in and close to the Old Town. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Luxury Heritage Hotel
Looking to splurge in Korcula? A historic, yet modern design in a great location. Themed rooms and service put you in the lap of luxury of a former palace.
Historical Boutique Hotel
Crisp modern design in a traditional stone house just a few steps away the from main Korčula sights.
Stylish Holiday Cottages
Peaceful hideaway on Korcula island with stunning views

Things to do in Korcula

We recommend getting to know Korcula's Old Town with a private guide. An hour is enough to learn the history of the town itself and the island. After that there are plenty of ways to take advantage of Korcula's prime position. Our fishing and lunch expedition is hugely popular and if you want to keep active while you eat, a gastro tour by bike is an excellent choice. If seeing more of the island is your desire, then a private driving tour of the island with a local is the only way to go. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Peljesac Peninsula Private Hiking Tour
Croatia Premium Private Wine Tasting
Mljet Island Private Guided Day Trip
Private Swimming Day Trip
Korcula Island Postcard Private Tour
Korcula Gastro Bike Small Group Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Korcula vacation packages, based on 34 reviews
Review by JoAnn & Johnny

JoAnn & Johnny

Texas

If you are looking for a first class experience, JayWay Travel is your travel agency. They really listened to our wants and met all expectations.

If you are looking for a first class experience, JayWay Travel is your travel agency. They really listened to our wants and met all expectations.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Daniela & Jesse

Daniela & Jesse

New York

JayWay Travel was sensational. The agents are friendly and full of knowledge to help your trip be perfect. The excursions and transport made our trip easy. I cannot even think of how stressful our honeymoon would have been if we had done it on our own. Thank you JayWay!

JayWay Travel was sensational. The agents are friendly and full of knowledge to help your trip be perfect. The excursions and transport made our trip easy. I cannot even think of how stressful our honeymoon would have been if we had done it on our own. Thank you JayWay!

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Patricia, Sharon, Ellen & Joseph

Patricia, Sharon, Ellen & Joseph

New Jersey

JayWay Travel does a fabulous job in arranging independent travel and making everything come off flawlessly. I rate them on a scale of 1 to 100, a perfect score of 100. I have already been telling all my friends and also people we met in Croatia how terrific you are.

JayWay Travel does a fabulous job in arranging independent travel and making everything come off flawlessly. I rate them on a scale of 1 to 100, a perfect score of 100. I have already been telling all my friends and also people we met in Croatia how terrific you are.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Korcula

Where are Korcula's best beaches?

Being on an island you'd expect to see plenty of beaches nearby. Read our Best Beaches in Korcula blog post for a few of our favorites.

How much should I budget per day?
A quick lunch with a drink, in the city center, costs around 150 kunas ($20). Museum and landmarks cost between 20 and 100 kunas ($3 - $15). For full dinner, budget at least 200 kunas/$30 a person.
How can I get around Korcula?
The old town is quite a small, pedestrian-only area, so walking around is quite easy. Save for the Tara Lodge, all of the accommodations we offer are within a kilometer of Korcula's Old Town, making for enjoyable seaside walks. If needed, you can always take an Uber or taxi.
How safe is Korcula?
Korcula is very safe, but we still recommend keeping an eye on your belongings on crowded beaches.
What are typical opening hours in Korcula?
During the summer, galleries and museums are open daily, usually from 9 am - 1 pm and then from 5 pm - 11 pm. Most shops are open daily. Grocery stores are typically open from 7 am to 9 pm, although smaller stores sometimes take a break at midday.
How long should I stay on Korcula?
We recommend spending at least three nights in Korcula, especially if you're there during the summer.
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