Island of Korcula

Said to be the birth-place of Marco Polo, this small fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone, both to prevent the strong winds from chilling the houses in winter and to increase the air circulation in the summer. The outer walls serve as a promenade, offering beautiful views of Pelješac peninsula’s vineyards, perfect for a romantic dinner.

Korcula At A Glance

How to get there Ferry, catamaran or private boat

Population of Korcula 5,663

What to See in Korcula Explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town, visit the alleged birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo, visit the quiet villages of Pupnat, Vela Luka & Lumbarda

Towns or islands to visit near Dubrovnik Hvar, Mljet National Park, Lastovo

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Cruises to Korcula

Things to do in Korcula

  • Visit the Old Town of Korcula

    Korcula old town is a medieval walled city positioned on an oval shaped area. The city itself boasts a succession of narrow streets that branch off the spine of the main street like a fish bone. Said to be the birth place of Marco Polo, you can visit his house and the Marco Polo Exhibition to learn more about his illustrious life. Visit the main square and the cathedral, both named after St. Marko. Just behind the main entrance to the town lies another smaller square, with illustrious, historic buildings.

  • Explore Vela Luka and the nearby islands

    The west side of the large bay is perfect for taking breathtaking pictures of the sunsets. You will find a delightful small town known as Vela Luka. It offers incredible experiences with the most intriguing being of the Vela Spila (Great Cave). This area is also known for the ‘Kalos health centre’ which opened in the 1960’s, There are several ways from Vela Luka to the cave, one being to take asphalt road from Kale cove that leads to the entrance of Vela Cave. Known for its medical mud deposits and springs of mineral water, you will feel healthier after visiting this beauty spot.

  • Boat Trip to neighboring islands

    After you’ve seen everything that beautiful Korcula has to offer, hop onto a boat or a ferry and explore the beautiful neighbouring islands of Solta, Barc, Hvar, Vis or Mljet.

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Restaurants in Korcula

  • Konoba Belin

    A charming, rustic tavern with wooden tables under a canopy of vines. A great place to try an excellent, traditional Croatian peka or squid risotto

  • Restaurant Filippi

    Pick a spot at the water’s edge and enjoy a bottle of local Grk wine under a shady tree. Dishes are light, seasonal and fresh.

  • Restaurant Nonno

    A stunning little spot on the promenade with a view out onto the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Go for the view, stay for the magical atmosphere.

Hotels in Korcula