About Korcula Town
The town of Korcula is the tourist hub of Korcula Island and attracts most visitors and day-trippers. The Medieval walled old town is at the centre. Then more modern quarters stretch east and west along the coastline. Korcula Town has the best transport links on the island. For instance, there is a bus station, a marina and two docks that receive visitors from various locations. This makes travelling to Korcula easy. Around the town, you can find plenty of wonderful holiday apartments and rooms. Many of these have private balconies with views of Korcula old town and the sea.
Why Stay in Korcula?
- Within easy reach of bus and ferry terminals to airport towns of Split and Dubrovnik.
- Busy vibe day and night, with a number of venues playing live music in the evening.
- Immediate access to islets and mainland, ideal for Croatia island hopping
- Korcula is small and can be navigated by foot. You can easily walk into the centre of town from your accommodation.
Top 5 Things To Do in Korcula Town
Self Guided Tour of Korcula Old Town
Wander the 26 narrow cobbled streets of the old town and indulge in the outstanding architecture. For example, you can visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark. Or the Venetian palace of the Gabrielis family which now houses the Town Museum. Discover the tales of the explorer Marco Polo by visiting his family home. Learn about Korcula’s religious traditions by visiting the many churches, Icon Museum and Abbey Treasury. Complete your tour by walking the circumference of this enchanting old town and marvel at the historic towers. For pleasant views of the area ensure you climb the Revelin Tower.
Climb the bell tower
Make your way to the highest point in Korcula Old Town; to the top of St Mark’s Cathedral. The climb up the narrow spiral staircase to the bell tower will provide you with spectacular panoramic views of the town, the Peljesac and the stunning Adriatic Sea.
Take a boat to the archipelago
Water taxis frequently ferry people back and forth to the nearby islands of Badija, Stupe and Vrnik. Usually less populated than the beaches surrounding Korcula, here you will find some great spots to soak up the sun for an afternoon.
Enjoy the evening entertainment
As well as trying local food and drink specialities at one of the restaurants, part of your night-time activity must consist of watching the sword dance Moreska, performed at the summer theatre twice a week during peak season.
Pick up some souvenirs
There are lots of gift and craft shops lining the alleyways of Korcula Old Town. For example paintings and pictures drawn by local artists to beautifully carved stone souvenirs, to delicately moulded filigree silver jewellery; there are plenty of shopping and browsing opportunities! See more souvenirs from Korcula ideas here.