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Korcula | A Beautiful Dalmatian Island

Korcula Island, part of South Dalmatia, lies approximately halfway between Split and Dubrovnik. Indeed, Korcula is steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. The main settlement, Korcula Town, sits on a small peninsula protected by medieval fortifications. This lovely town is often called “Little Dubrovnik.”

The second town, Vela Luka, lies in a deep, sheltered bay on the island’s west coast.

ACI Marina Korcula

Climate and Weather in Korcula

Korcula has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. Average high temperatures range from 82°F to 90°F from June to August.

Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 59°F from December to February. Spring and autumn offer milder weather, making them ideal for a visit. Rainfall is minimal in summer.

Korcula is quite beautiful and has an easily accessible coastline. Sailing down the windy sea channel between the island and Peljesac is especially exciting.

Things to See and Do in Korcula

Here are a few of the activities and attractions you can explore on this beautiful Croatian island:

Explore Old Town Korcula

Begin your journey in Korčula by exploring the captivating Old Town. Wander along the charming town walls, featuring ancient forts and towers, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Stroll through the main square, where you’ll find the majestic Cathedral, a stunning piece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture.

Visit the Marco Polo House, believed to be the birthplace of the world-renowned explorer. Immerse yourself in the history and legend that surrounds this iconic figure.

Moreska Sword Dance

As the evening sets in, make your way to the heart of Korcula Town. There, witness the Moreska, a captivating traditional sword dance that comes to life on summer evenings. This mesmerizing performance tells a dramatic story through choreographed combat and vibrant costumes.

Sea Kayaking Adventure

Embrace the pristine waters of Korcula by embarking on a sea kayaking adventure. Paddle around the coastline and explore the charming islets that surround the island. This water-based excursion allows you to appreciate the island’s natural beauty and tranquil seascapes from a unique perspective.

Badija Islet Exploration

Sail over to the enchanting Badija Islet, a place of serenity and beauty. Here, you’ll find a peaceful Franciscan monastery, pebbly beaches, and the chance to encounter wild deer as they roam freely.

Windsurfing Adventure

For the more adventurous, head to the sea channel between Korcula and Peljesac. There, the wind conditions are ideal for windsurfing. Feel the thrill of gliding over the waves in this stunning setting, perfect for watersport enthusiasts.

Wine Tasting

Discover the island’s rich wine culture by indulging in wine tasting. You can visit Bire in Lumbarda to sample Grk wine, a unique and local varietal. Continue your tasting tour by visiting Toreta in Smokvica. There, you can savor the flavors of Posip wines.

Culinary Delights

Treat yourself to an exquisite culinary experience by dining at Michelin-starred LD Restaurant in Korcula Town. Savor creative Mediterranean dishes prepared with the finest local ingredients. For an authentic experience, try local homemade specialties at Konoba Maha.

Vela Spila (Big Cave)

Conclude your adventure by visiting the historical Vela Spila, also known as the Big Cave, in Vela Luka. This ancient cave was inhabited in prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations have uncovered early tools, jewelry, fossils, and bones. The cave is a 20-minute walk from Vela Luka Bay, making it a fascinating and accessible historical site.

Marinas and Ports | Korcula

ACI Marina Korcula. Situated next to the historic center of Korcula-Town, this marina has 159 berths. Amenities include an ATM, laundry, bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, a hair salon, a grocery store, and a restaurant.

Marina Korkyra in Vela Luka opened in the summer of 2020. It has 135 berths, a bar, and restaurants.