Korcula is a pretty island off the coast of Croatia, with one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic.
Located off the coast of Croatia, the island of Korcula is roughly halfway between the mainland cities of Split and Dubrovnik. One of the country’s greenest islands and also a rich wine-producing region, Aleppo pines, olive groves and vineyards cover much of the land.
The historic, walled Old Town sits on a piece of land that juts out into the sea on the northeast coast. It features medieval squares and a maze of cobblestone streets with quaint restaurants, bars and cafes. Korcula Town is one of the best-preserved medieval centres in the Adriatic, widely recognised as the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo.
With pebbly beaches along the north coast and sandy beaches to the south, the island is ideal for enjoying a host of watersports, including swimming, snorkelling and diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and jet skiing. Boat trips are a great way to explore neighbouring islands, such as Lastovo, Mljet, Vis and Hvar.
Korcula can easily be reached by boat from Dubrovnik or Split on the Croatian mainland or from neighbouring Hvar.
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One of the best-preserved Medieval towns in the Adriatic
Dense forests and sprawling vineyards
A mix of pebble and sand beaches along the coastlines
Taste some of Croatia’s best wines
Enjoy snorkelling or diving in the crystal-clear waters
Explore several of the smaller, surrounding islands