How to spend 7 wonderful days on Korcula Island

Are you planning a trip to the beautiful island of Korcula in Croatia? With its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture, Korcula is the perfect destination for a week-long getaway. Here’s a sample itinerary for your 7-day stay that will help you make the most of your time on the island.

Day 1:

Start your day off with a coffee and croissant at one of the many cafes in the charming Town of Korcula. After breakfast, head to Korcula Old Town, which is surrounded by ancient walls and towers. Take a stroll around the narrow streets of the town, admiring the historic buildings and architecture and picking up some souvenirs along the way to bring back some memories of your trip. Make sure to visit the Bell Tower for breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

In the afternoon, join us on a food and wine tour to get to know Korcula better and try the delicious flavours of the island. We will share with you the history and culture of the island’s food & wine. If you’re feeling active, join us by bike or take it easy on foot or by boat. 

How to spend 7 days on Korcula - explore the Old Town
Explore the Old Town of Korcula

Day 2: 

Spend the day in Lumbarda, a picturesque village known for its sandy beaches and scenic vineyards. You can easily reach Lumbarda from Korcula via a water taxi, bus, regular taxi or if you’re feeling fit, by bike. Our self-guided cycling tour of the village allows you to explore the area at your own pace visiting local wineries, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere and learning a few facts along the way. 

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Croatian meal at a local restaurant. Some options to try include freshly caught fish drizzled with local olive oil, octopus salad, zrnovski makaruni (yummy hand-rolled pasta) or peka (a mouth-watering slow-cooked meat, potatoes & vegetable dish). Here you will find some more ideas about what to eat and drink on Korcula.

Day 3: 

Experience the beauty of Korcula’s archipelago with a boat trip. You can choose to either take a guided tour or rent a boat and explore on your own. There is also an option to hop on and off using the regular water taxis. Any way you choose to go, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery, whilst being able to soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal-clear waters. 

After a day on the water, head to a local wine bar in the evening and sample some of the region’s delicious wines. Try Lole, Bokar and/or Mariola.

Day 4: 

Rent a bike or hop on a bus to Racisce, a quaint fishing village known for its charming harbour and traditional stone houses. Explore the village at your own pace, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, or enjoy a picnic on the beach. You’ll also find a couple of simple restaurants/bars in the centre. 

In the evening, join a tour of the nearby village of Zrnovo to learn more about the island’s history, local traditions and culture, as well as to have a go at rolling the traditional pasta that originates from here. 

How to spend 7 days on Korcula - plan an island tour to explore the wider area.
Visit Blato as part of an island tour to explore the wider area.

Day 5: 

Take an island tour to get acquainted with the wider area. You have a few options for how to do this, depending on your preferences and budget. You could hire a driver to take you around the island, which will allow you to sit back and relax while someone else does the navigating. Alternatively, you could rent a car or scooter and explore at your own pace. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could head over to Peljesac, a nearby peninsula that’s known for its vineyards and oyster farms.

Day 6:

Take a day trip to the nearby island of Mljet, known for its stunning national park and crystal-clear lakes. You can choose to travel by catamaran or RIB and spend the day exploring the island’s natural wonders.

Once you arrive, spend the day exploring the park’s lakes, forests, and ancient ruins. If you’re feeling active, you can rent a bike or kayak to explore the area, or you can simply relax on one of the island’s many beaches. Be sure to visit the Island Monastery where you’ll find a pleasant restaurant for a light bite or a refreshment. 

How to spend 7 days on Korcula - take a day trip to Mljet
Take a day trip to the nearby island of Mljet

Day 7:

On your final day on Korcula, take some time to completely relax. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, so pick one that suits your style. If you prefer something lively, head to La Banja Beach, which is located just outside of Korcula Town in Zrnovska Banja and is popular with locals and tourists alike. If you’re looking for something more secluded, check out Zitna Beach, which is located on the southern side of the island.

No matter how you choose to spend your time on Korcula, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. From the island’s natural beauty to its rich history and culture, there’s something for everyone here. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Korcula Island Guide

Would you like more insider tips and recommendations about Korcula Island? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide packed full of information so that you can plan and enjoy a truly memorable holiday on Korcula. Click here to download your copy.

Ultimate Guide to Korcula Island

About Author

We are John and Rachael from Korcula Explorer.

2 Brits who fell in love with Korcula and made the island their home in 2010. We run unique and fun wine & food tasting tours on Korcula - both group and private tour options available.

Full tour details here: https://www.korculaexplorer.com/tours-korcula/

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(2) Comments

  1. Pam Powell

    Hello John and Rachel,
    We are now home in Canada but took advantage of your guide for a one day bike from Korcula Old Town to Lombarda. We had a great day and really appreciated the suggestions for route and stops. We did pretty much the whole thing including the cliff jumping and the lighthouse.
    Thank-you and keep up the good work!
    Pam and Mark

    1. Korcula Explorer

      Hello Pam and Mark. Thanks so much for the feedback and for downloading the guide. We love hearing when people have a good time on Korcula! Hope all is well back home in Canada and you’ll be able to plan another visit to Croatia in the not so distant future.

      Best wishes, Rachael & John

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