Located between Split and Dubrovnik, island Korčula is one of the 1200 islands on the Croatian coast. An island like any other, some might say. But, once you have visited it, you will definitely think of it as an island like no other. With just a short stroll along the boardwalk, or through the narrow streets of the Old Town, sightseeing the architecture, you will conceive its timeless beauty.
The heart of the island is Korčula Town, that is its Old Town, to be precise. This medieval walled city filled with towers, monuments, galleries, hotels, cafés, and restaurants is the island’s main attraction. Looking from above, you can clearly see that the streets are positioned to form the shape of a fish bone. The reason for that is not just aesthetic. Since the whole town is protruding towards the sea, this design was created to provide sheltered living by reducing the influence of wind and sun.
Culture & Nature Meets Gastronomy & Enology
There are a few must-visit sites, like the splendid St. Mark’s Cathedral built in the Gothic-Renaissance style, St. Mark’s Abbey Treasury, gorgeous 15th-century All Saints’ Church, Revelin Tower, and Marco Polo’s House. Korčula also has a great cultural tradition. The historical choreographed sword dances Moreška, Kumpanija, and Mostra, as well as Klapas singing acapella are among the most popular events on the island. So, if you find yourself on Korčula in the summertime when they have regular performances on the Plokata square, make sure you check their performance schedule.
Korčula is brimming with beautiful sandy, rocky and pebble beaches, and amazing bays. Some of them are only accessible by boat, so the best way to explore them is by booking a private boat tour. Beside crystal clear sea in various shades of blue and green, you will also notice the beauty of Mediterranean greenery and wine growing hills. Korčula is a real treasure chest when it comes to gastronomy and enology. Should you decide to visit it, be sure to savor all it has to offer. Try local home-made dishes and delicacies, olive oil and top quality wines made from locally grown grapes.