A holiday to Korcula is all about enjoying the best things in life in a fantastic place surrounded by natural beauty; throw in a few great activities to keep you busy and you, like us, will never want to leave.
We have carefully created a range of tours on Korcula that ensures you experience the very best of what Korcula can offer.
We have also listed some top things to do and see below, which we think you should consider to make the most of your holiday on Korcula.
Take a walk
Stretch your legs and appreciate the unspoilt nature on the Island of Korcula. The island is a walker’s paradise, with many simply beautiful walks and stunning hiking trails.
One of the most enjoyable ways to see Korcula is by bicycle, with nice and easy routes for those out of practice, as well as plenty of hilly challenges; all lead through breathtaking scenery to great final destinations.
All over the world, the craft beer scene is on the rise. Likewise, this is the case throughout Croatia, even Korcula. Several of the local bars offer craft beers from around the country and there is also a small brewery on the island.
Visit one or more of the various wineries on Korcula to sample the delicious local wines. Korcula is famous for its white wines, in particularly Grk, Posip and Rukatac.
Taste Local Food
There’s nowhere better to sample fresh fish and seafood than on the Dalmatian coast, as well as other mouth-watering specialities such as peka and zrnovski makaruni.
Take to the water
Embrace the wind and learn how to sail or windsurf around Korcula. Hire a kayak and paddle around the archipelago. Or take a boat trip and enjoy the stunning Korcula Island coastline.
Travel the Island
Korcula Island has so much more to see than just the Old Town. Make yourself mobile by renting a boat, scooter or car and explore the less-visited villages and coastal spots on Korcula. Or hire a friendly local driver to show you the highlights.
Try liquid gold
Korcula boasts several exceptional award-winning olive oil producers. The towns of Blato & Vela Luka lay claim to the island’s best quality oils. But almost every family on the island produces oil of their own, so the more you get to try, the better.
Sun-seekers will not be disappointed when they find themselves enjoying the sun and sea at one of the gorgeous white pebble beaches. Read more about some of our favourite Beaches on Korcula.
Relax & unwind
After a day in the sun, watch the sun go down over the hills whilst enjoying your favourite cocktail at one of Korcula’s cocktail bars.
Listen to Music
Numerous bars & restaurants offer live performances nightly, from the modern covers to traditional Croatian folk music and the beautiful harmony of a local Klapa (a cappella) group. There’s also a range of music festivals throughout the summer.
Watch a sword dance
Marvel at the skilful sword dancers performing in the Moreska (Korcula old town) or Kumpanija (Blato, Pupnat, Smokvica or Cara) or Mostra in Zrnovo.
The Moreska is performed in Korcula Town:
– every Thursday in June & September
– every Monday and Thursday in July & August
Explore the deep
The Adriatic on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast holds some of the clearest waters for scuba diving and snorkelling; with shipwrecks and over 200 species of fish.
Contact Dupin Dive to book Diving on Korcula www.croatiadiving.com
Visit Vela Spila at Vela Luka and learn about 20,000 years of history! You can visit Vela Luka as part of an Island Tour.
Contact the Vela Luka Tourist Office to check opening times of the cave
History & Architecture
Explore Korcula old town with its various museums, historical buildings, numerous churches and the architectural wonder, the Cathedral of St Mark.
Contact the Korcula Tourist Office to organise a tour of the Old Town with a professional guide
Work (but not too hard!)
Get your hands dirty picking olives (October/November) or grapes (August/September) with friendly locals and enjoy a meal of domestic delights thrown in for your efforts.
Hike Sv Ilija
Take to the region’s highest peak and climb Mount Ilija above Orebic, for unparalleled views of Korcula Island and the surrounding archipelago.
Not the card game, but try your luck at the real McCoy! Make sure you get a license to fish or join a fishing tour.
Get a Bird’s Eye View
There are many opportunities to get up high to enjoy panoramic views. For example, climb the Cathedral bell tower or the Land Gate in Korcula Old Town.
Take a day trip
Explore more of Croatia’s Dalmatian region and take a day trip to Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Orebic or Ston.
What things are you looking forward to doing on Korcula? Let us know in the comments below.
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