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Day Trips from Korcula Island

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About Korcula > Things to Do > Day Trips from Korcula

Make Korcula your base for longer than just a 2 or 3 night hop-over. It's position puts it in a perfect spot to take a few day trips to nearby top Dalmation destinations. We have some fantastic accommodation ideal for longer stays.

Day Trip from Korcula to Mljet Island

Located just a 30 minute high speed boat trip from Korcula, a visit to the beautiful national park island of Mljet should be top on your day trip list.

 

What to do on on Mljet?

  • Buy a ticket for the National Park which includes a boat trip around the great lake to the monastery island

  • Hire a bike and cycle to a remote bay for swimming or hire a kayak and paddle around the small and large lake

  • Enjoy underwater world and book a scuba diving lesson

  • Visit Odysseus cave who allegedly meet the Nymph, Calypso here

 

How to get to Mljet from Korcula Island?

  • Take a high speed and fun RIB transfer, joined by a small group of other people

  • Join an excursion boat tour via a travel agency in Korcula Town or Lumbarda

  • Book tickets on the regular catamaran operated by Kapetan Luka (SCHEDULE)

Day Trip from Korcula to Orebic

Visiting Orebic makes an easy day trip from Korcula as the town is located just across the Peljesac channel on the mainland. From here you can also travel along the Peljesac coastline to some of the other villages such as Viganj.

 

What to do on in Orebic?

  • Relax and swim at one of the main beaches dotted along the waterfront

  • Bounce around on the water inflatables at the family friendly beach Prapratno

  • Visit Korta Katarina winery and enjoy a luxurious wine tasting

  • Hire bikes and cycle along the coastline to Viganj where you can hang out at the lively beach bar or take a wind surfing lesson

  • Take a horsetrekking ride through the countryside for some spectular views

 

How to get to Orebic from Korcula Island?

  • The passenger ferry from Korcula centre departs several times daily (SCHEDULE)

  • If you want to drive, the car ferry which departs a couple of kilometres out of town runs regularly through out the day. (SCHEDULE)

Day Trip from Korcula to Ston & Peljesac Wine Growing Region

The main road through the Peljesac peninsula to Ston is lined by many excellent wineries offering tastings of the premium wines grown in the area. Ston itself is a historic and picturesque town with many things to do.  

 

What to do on in Ston & on the Peljesac?

  • Known as the "European Wall of China" walk the impressive 5.5km of the Ston Wall

  • Visit the Ston salt mines

  • Taste the fresh oysters pulled straight out of the sea in Mali Ston

  • Take or walk or hike along one of the old Napoleonic roads through the Peljesac peninsula

  • The area is famous for Dingac red wine. There are many wineries you can wine taste at including Bartulovic and Saint Hills

 

How to get to Ston & the Peljesac from Korcula Island?

  • Hire a car from Korcula, take the car ferry to Orebic and drive to Ston, enjoying the scenic route & wineries on the way (SCHEDULE)

  • Book a private driver so you can make the most of the wine tasting!

  • Or include a stop on the way to or from Dubrovnik Town/Dubrovnik Airport. Ask us about private transfer options.

Day Trip from Korcula to Lastovo

The boat ride alone from Korcula to Lastovo is stunning (and you might get lucky to spot a dolphin). Lastovo is an archipelago, the main island also named Lastovo. With stunning coves and an interesting town centre to explore, it makes a fun day trip from Korcula.

 

What to do on on Lastovo?

  • Wander amongst the old stone houses located in Lastovo town built upon a steep slope

  • Climb the fort for fantastic panoramic views over the whole of Lastovo village

  • Take advantage of the well marked cycling and walking paths across the island and explore nature

  • Relax and snorkel at one of the small bays on the island, including Pasadur, Zaklopatica or Skrivena Luka

  • Book a scuba diving lesson and go in search of sealife and shipwrecks

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How to get to Lastovo from Korcula Island?

  • There is a daily car ferry from Vela Luka operated by Jadrolinija, foot passengers can also travel (SCHEDULE)

  • Enjoy the luxury of a private trip by high speed RIB, ideal to celebrate a special occasion or for a group

Day Trip from Korcula to Hvar

Despite its reputation as a party island, Hvar also prides itself on its history, culture and wine. You'll arrive at Hvar town where you can easily spend the day or explore the island in more depth.

 

What to do on on Hvar?

  • Visit the Paklini Islands for some relaxing beach time

  • Climb the fort for amazing views over Hvar Town

  • Explore St Stephen's Square

  • Stop off at The Wine Bar - Tri Prsuta to sample the local varietals

  • Hire a scooter and visit some of the more remote parts of the island such as Stari Grad, Jelsa or Vrboska

 

How to get to Hvar from Korcula Island?

  • It's an early start but you can take the 06:00 catamaran operated by Jadrolinija and spend a full day in Split (SCHEDULE)

Day Trip from Korcula to Split

As Croatia's second largest city, Split has a great vibe and is truly representive of local life in Dalmatia. With a fascinating historical centre, a range of restaurants and bars and beaches, it offers plentry to do during  a day trip from Korcula.

 

What to do on in Split?

  • Sip coffee at one of the cafe bars along the Riva and watch the world go by

  • Explore Diocletians palace and basements, the once palatial home of a Roman Emperor

  • Enjoy a delicious home cooked and traditional lunch at Vela Spiza

  • Get closer to nature with a walk through Marjan park

  • Sample the delicious produce grown and made by the hands of locals at the green market

 

How to get to Split from Korcula Island?

  • It's an early start but you can take the 06:00 catamaran operated by Jadrolinija and spend a full day in Split (SCHEDULE)

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Day Trip from Korcula to Dubrovnik

The most well known and visited place in Croatia, the UNESCO world heritage site of Dubrovnik is a true spectactle. Beach options are limited but you'll probably want to spend your time exploring the Old Town whilst visiting.  

 

What to do on in Dubrovnik?

  • Walk the Old Town walls and peered down into the streets and alleyways

  • Take a boat and visit the Island of Lokrum, located just off the shore of Dubrovnik

  • Ride the cable car up Mount Srd for awesome views over Dubrovnik Old Town

  • Find the secret hole in the wall and stop off at the Buza bar for a drink with an unbeatable view

  • Mark off the Game of Thrones landmarks as you wander around the old city

 

How to get to Dubrovnik from Korcula Island?

  • It'll be a short visit, but you can take the catamaran operated by Kapetan Luka (SCHEDULE)

  • Join one of the land return transfer options offered by the travel agency Korkrya Info

Guided Trip to Peljesac & Ston