Where to stay in Korcula Town?

Where to Stay in Korcula Town

One of the most important parts of planning any holiday is deciding where to stay. For people visiting Korcula Island we most often get asked about where to stay in Korcula Town. As the main hub on the island, it’s the most popular place to stay. 

Staying in Korcula Town – The Pros

  • Public transport typically arrives and departs from here (as well as in Vela Luka, located on the other side of the island).
  • There’s a wide selection of accommodation available including private apartments, back-packing options, hotels and camping.
  • You have easy access to lots of restaurants, bars and shops.
  • It is possible to take day trips from Korcula Town to other nearby destinations on the island and further afield including the archipelago, Mljet and Orebic.

Staying in Korcula Town – The Cons

  • Accommodation is often more expensive than in other locations on the island and the best places will book up in July & August.
  • It’s busy, so unless you stay in a quieter area (or visit out of season) expect to be surrounded by people in the summer.
  • You need to travel a little out of the centre to find somewhere completely relaxing and free from any crowds.

Where’s the Best Place to Stay in Korcula Town?

First up, Korcula Town and the surrounding area is fairly compact. We consider it to stretch from the Bay of Medvinjak to Luka Bay, with Korcula Old Town roughly in the middle. From either outskirt, it’s not much more than a 20 minute walk to the centre along the coastline. Therefore, if you’re planning on staying in Korcula Town it’s not essential to have a car as every where is walkable.

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So working from West to East from Medvinjak to Luka…

Medvinjak Bay

Where to Stay in Korcula - Bay of Medvinjak

  • Medvinjak bay is around an easy 15 minute walk along the coast from the centre of Korcula.
  • It’s a quiet area so ideal if you want to be in walking distance to the centre but away from the hustle and bustle.
  • There is a lovely pebble beach in the bay, which is ideal for children.
  • The majority of the apartments here have terraces and beautiful views of the sea and Peljesac.
  • Prices are usually lower in Medvinjak than in central Korcula.
  • The houses are built on the side of small hill so there is usually an incline to reach apartments which may be a problem for some people.
  • See location on MAP
Why not Stay Here…
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Strecica Bay

Where to Stay in Korcula - Strecica Bay

  • Just before the Bay of Medvinjak is a deep and small bay named Strecica.
  • Again this is a peaceful bay with many apartments having outdoor areas and views of the sea.
  • The pebble beach at Medvnjak is very close by and you can also swim off jetties and rocks in the bay (many houses have specific jetty areas).
  • Within a 10 minute walk you will be in the centre of Korcula.
  • See location on MAP

Sveti Nikola & Cvjetno Naselje Street

Where to Stay in Korcula - Sveti Nikola & Cvjetno Naselje

  • These two streets run parallel to each other, heading west from Korcula Old Town.
  • Sveti Nikola is the first row to the sea, where you can stay in waterfront accommodation. The sea is literally a few metres from your door.
  • Cvjetno Naselje is the street located second row from the sea. The views from the houses along here are some of the best in Korcula, as they overlook the stunning Old Town.
  • From either street you are just a very short walk from the town and despite being so close to the centre, this area remains quite quiet.
  • This is one of the prime locations to stay in Korcula Town, so expect to pay a little more and get in quick to book, as the apartments here get snapped up fast.
  • See location on MAP (Sveti Nikola) and See location on MAP (Cvjetno Naselje)
Why not Stay Here…

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Korcula Old Town

Where to stay in Korcula - Korcula Old Town

  • If you want to be part of the action, stay in Korcula Old Town. The main advantage of staying here is the close proximity to restaurants, bars, shops and ports.
  • Many of the apartments rented here also have charming period features.
  • Due to the way the Old Town in structured, not so many apartments here have an outdoor space or sea views.
  • You can find more great reasons about why stay in the Old Town on a previous post “Live like a Local“.
  • See location on MAP
Why not Stay Here…

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Areas of Borak & Naslje

Where to Stay in Korcula - Borak & Naselje

  • This area is east of the Old Town, within a 5 – 10 minute walk and close to the main town pebble beach.
  • There are several restaurants and bars in this area and along with the beach, several good places to swim.
  • Many of the Korcula hotels are located in this area, if you would prefer a hotel based holiday rather than private accommodation
  • Lots of apartments and hotels in this area offer lovely sea views.
  • It is probably better to choose accommodation a little further away from the bars, or apartments with good double glazing and air conditioning, so you can shut the windows at night.
  • See location on MAP
Why not Stay Here…

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Luka Bay

Where to Stay in Korcula - Luka Bay

  • This is a large and deep bay with a number of beautiful houses located on the waterfront.
  • Properties here offer more privacy and peacefulness.
  • Many of the properties have their own private jetties leading down to the water.
  • In the vicinity are a couple of traditional restaurants as well as a small sandy beach.
  • There is a large hotel/camping complex on the far side of the bay.
  • It’s about a 15-20 minute easy walk to the centre of Korcula from the near side of the bay. If you are staying on the opposite side (close to Korkyra Gardens) it’s around an extra 5-10 minute walk or you can take an inexpensive taxi boat to the town centre.
  • See location on MAP
Why not Stay Here…

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