Welcome to Korcula island – home of Marco Polo, an island of historic monuments, cultural heritage, excellent gastronomy, unique beaches, and hidden bays!
Korcula island is a part of the Central Dalmatian archipelago that was always attractive to the visitors. The island is surrounded by other attractive islands, such as Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Mljet, Susac, and many other uninhabited islands.
This picturesque island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and its archipelago boasts many islands and islets perfect for sunbathing and day trips. Famous places on Korcula island are Korcula, Vela Luka, Smokvica, Lumbarda, Prizba, Prigradica, Racisce, Babina.
Korcula boasts verdant hills, hidden places, ancient cities, undiscovered beauties, unbeaten paths, perfect beaches surrounded with the untouched forests, the most memorable bays you will see in your life...
This most forested island is filled with many vineyards, old olive groves, and other autochthonous Mediterranean vegetation. It offers perfect possibilities for health tourism due to the mild climate, clear waters, fresh air, and medicinal mud discovered at different locations.
The southern coast of the island has the most perfect sandy beaches, which represent a rarity in Dalmatia. Wonderful bays on the island hide the most attractive villas of Dalmatia.
Numerous visitors watch the famous Moreska Sword dance, kumpanija dance- an old knight's game and mostra dance. They enjoy different carnivals („Krnoval“) and manifestations. Tasting high-quality wine sorts such as Plavac Blato, Posip, Rukatac, Grk wine is a must when on Korcula.
Therefore, pay a visit to this scenic island that hides rich history within its walls. Try its traditional delicious meals and feel the fragrant notes of this island. Swim on the most picturesque beaches of the world with clean waters. Hear an incredible story this island narrates to our contemporaries! We promise you won't be disappointed!
Besides many entertainment options, Korčula town is also a favorite sailing port and a great starting point for holidaymakers who want to explore the island. Welcome to this picturesque town in Dalmatia, feel its magical island atmosphere and witness the story from ancient times!
The best-preserved fortified city walls, rich history left in monuments, attractive red rooftops, and perfect landscapes are the main characteristics of this southern Dalmatian town.
Exquisite gastronomy and unique villas next right by the sea comes as an addition to its rich tourist offer.
Since Korcula is located on the eastern side of the island can be easily reached from Split, Dubrovnik, and Peljesac peninsula by daily ferry or catamaran lines.
The peculiarity of this historic fortified town is that its streets are arranged in fish bones thus allowing free airflow and protecting the island from the strong winds. The massive city walls attract tourists from all over the world, like the famous Dubrovnik. In fact, Korcula town is called „little Dubrovnik“.
Among the most important historical sights are: the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark with the treasury, the town hall, the birth house of Marco Polo- the seafarer and explorer, the Town Museum in Gabrielis Palace, Veliki Revelin fortress...
The most famous intangible cultural heritage of Korcula is represented by the Moreska Sword dance. The folkloric dance narrates the sword battle of an abducted princess. Moreska takes place twice a week in the summer months and on St. Todor's day, on July 29. Saint Todor is the patron and the protector of Korcula. One of the most popular events is a masked welcome half of the new year and takes place on June 30 with a carnival procession. Klapa singing is also popular on the island.