About Korcula Town & Korcula Old Town
The town of Korcula is the tourist hub of Korcula Island and attracts most visitors and day-trippers. Here you can find a medieval walled old town, with modern quarters stretching east and west along the coast from the centre. There is a bus station, a busy marina and two docks that receive visitors from the various ferries, all which make travelling to Korcula easy. Plenty of wonderful holiday apartments and rooms, many with private balconies & Korcula old town and sea views, can be found around the town.
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 (encompassing the Old Town) is small and can be navigated by foot, so you can easily walk into the centre of town from all your accommodation.
Top 5 Things To Do in Korcula Town and Korcula Old Town
- Wander the 26 narrow cobbled streets of the old town and indulge in the outstanding architecture, from the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark to the Venetian inspired palace of the Gabrielis family, which now houses the Town Museum. Discover the tales of the explorer Marco Polo by visiting his family home or 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, ensuring you climb the Revelin Tower for the views.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are lots of gift and craft shops lining the alleyways of Korcula Old Town. From paintings and pictures drawn from local artists, to beautifully carved stone souvenirs, to delicately moulded filigree silver jewellery; there are plenty of shopping and browsing opportunities!