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Korcula Holidays

Undoubtedly one of the prettiest islands on the Adriatic Coast, the island of Korcula and its namesake town exudes history, style and splendour.

Visitors will get to know its numerous beautiful beaches and coves, vineyards and olive groves, the island is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Korcula town has interesting museums, cosy restaurants and cafes encircled by imposing honey-coloured stone walls. A spectacular setting in a fairy-tale location with easy access from Dubrovnik by catamaran, Korcula is the perfect getaway for couples that simply cannot be missed!

 

The Korcula Basics 

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Getting there - Fly from London and all main regional airports from the UK to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Flight time is typically 2hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs. Transfer to Korcula takes around 2 hours

 

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When to go - Korcula offers a warm climate and enjoyed throughout the summer period. The shoulder months of April, May, early June, late September and October offer cheaper accommodation and lesser crowds. 

 

getting around

Getting around - Korcula is a easy accessible by foot. Most hotels are located within a 10 minute walk from the maginificent old town. Mljet National Park is only 30 minutes by catamaran and Hvar is just over an hour away

 

getting around

Weather - The months of June, July and August are hot and usually hit 30 degrees. Early April and October is generally around 20 degrees.

What to do in Korcula

Korcula

Background to Korcula: Located on the dazzling Adriatic, the stunning island of Korcula boasts dense woodland, fragrant Mediterranean flora, medieval fortresses and numerous unspoilt coves and beaches, providing the perfect setting to a perfect Croatian escape.

One of Croatia’s greenest islands, Korcula was a favoured spot of the Greeks 2,000 years ago and has retained its art and history, its culture and musical skills. Its most famous inhabitant was Marco Polo, the intrepid 13th century traveller.

korcula old town

Korcula Old Town: It is often dubbed ‘little Dubrovnik’ for it too boasts a ring of impressive fortified walls, defensive towers and clusters of red-roofed houses within. Rustling palms encircle the town, providing welcome shade for the fine collection of bars and restaurants serving delicious local food and wines. Museums tell the story of Korcula’s colourful history displaying artefacts, Dalmatian paintings and collections of Byzantine icons.

 

moreska sword dance

Moreska Sword Dance: Korcula is also known for its famous Moreska sword dance. A traditional performance that was regularly seen in the 12th and 13th century, and unique to the island, it involves two groups of males dancers, engaging in a mock battle over the fate of a veiled young woman. In the summer it is held every Thursday in 'Ljetno Kino' - a small open-air stage right on the edge of the Old Town.

 

korcula sea kayak

Explore by sea kayak: One of the best ways to explore Korcula and its pretty islets in the archipelago is by sea kayak. Rent from a number of local travel agents and expect to pay around 150 kn for a full day’s hire or hire by the hour. Life jackets should be included. A great and safe experience for everyone, including children, it’s the best way to explore Korcula’s sublime coastline and hidden beach coves.

 

Day Trips from Korcula

mljet national park

Mljet National Park: A highly recommended day trip from Korcula, this large area includes two azure salt lakes, surrounded by pine forest. It’s a great place to explore by foot, bicycle and kayak. The waters are also very warm and clear, so having a dip is also highly recommended. Between May and September a fast catamaran from Korcula departs in the morning, arriving in Pomena within 30 minutes, and returns late afternoon. Entrance fee is payable on arrival.

 

dubrovnik old town

Dubrovnik: The ‘pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is the must-see place to visit whilst in Croatia. The old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, celebrated for its outstanding cultural and historical heritage boasts entire streets and buildings perfectly preserved to create an awe-inspiring Roman environment. Walk the city walls for excellent views of the Old Town and the Adriatic or perhaps ascend Mound Srd by cable car for more awe-inspiring views. For more information on Dubrovnik, click here. From a day trip from Korcula you will have to visit on an organised excursion.

 

Hvar

Hvar Island: Regularly voted as one of the top islands to visit in Europe, the fantastic. Hvar Town is the place to go, medieval walls surround the beautifully ornamented gothic palaces on the winding stone streets, while in the bay, luxury yachts dock near the stylish bars and cafes. Visit the Pakleni Islands, the archipelago just in front of the Hvar Town for some downtime in the sun. In the summer there’s an early catamaran with the return early evening. Book your ticket in advance though! For more information on Hvar, click here.

 

korcula grape

Wine Tasting Tour of Korcula: Korcula and it’s neighbouring Peljesac Peninsula has a history of wine making going back centuries. Unlike the rest of the region, Korcula is renowned for its white wine, especially the famous Grk. Many of the wineries and vineyards on Korcula Island are small family run operations which you can visit independently. However there are a number of excellent tours available which include transport, wine tasting and food. Details can be found here.

 

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