Taking photos of Korcula at street level is always a delight with so many stunning views to snap. However capturing it from a bird’s eye view adds a whole extra level of beauty. Thankfully as drone cameras are becoming more and more popular, we can all enjoy the view of Korcula Island from Above.
21 Aerial Photos of Korcula Island
We’ve been scouring the web for some fantastic aerial photos of the quaint villages, historical towns and breathtaking bays that make up the landscape of Korcula Island. Be prepared to be awed!
Korcula Old Town
It probably won’t come as a surprise, but the majority of aerial photos we found were of Korcula Old Town. With the old wall and towers running around the perimeter, iconic red roofed houses at the hub and surrounded by the bright blue sea, the Old Town screams “take a photo of me”!
Sveti (Saint) Antun
We love this photo! We have walked the 101 cypress lined stairs up to Sv Antun church so many times (we also used to run up them, crazy!). To see it from an aerial view is incredible. You can also see the lines of old stone walls trailing over the land surrounding the hill top church.
We spend a lot of time in Lumbarda hosting wine tours and it’s fantastic to see the patchwork of vineyards in these aerial photos. In the second photo you can see the vines grown on the flat land, which contrasts with the vines grown on the hillsides in the last photo.
The old sailing village of Racisce is home to one of the most beautiful beaches on Korcula Island, Vaja. Although the beach is not shown in this aerial photo, you can see just how spectacularly clear the sea is around the island.
As one of the oldest villages on Korcula Island, there are a number of churches located across the four hamlets of Zrnovo. This photo shows St Martin’s Church located on top of a small hill encircled by tall cypress trees.
Defora – Rasohatica
Although a little difficult to reach, the secluded beaches on the south side of Korcula Island in the area known as Defora are simply amazing. The following aerial photo is of Rasohatica bay. Running up the hill behind are old stone terraces which were used for growing wine.
Zavalatica – Zitna
The deep indented beach of Zitna located next to the seaside resort of Zavalatica, is filled with the most mesmerizing shades of blues and greens. The beach itself is pebble but it turns sandy out at sea. This creates the illusion of blended colours as you can see in this aerial photo.
One of Croatia’s best white wines, Posip, originates from the village of Smokvica. Lying in the valley between the homes of the villages and forested hillsides are acres of vineyards. Many olive trees are also culivated in the area.
With a long history, the town of Blato sprawls across several hills. At the heart of the town is the parish church and loggia. It is here that the symblic sword dance of Kumpanija is performed. The performers and spectators are nicely captured in these aerial photos.
Located on the far west of Korcula Island, Vela Luka is one of the youngest towns. Although it is here that some of the oldest Croatian artifacts have been found. In the centre is a deep bay lined with houses, shops and restaurants and off its coastline are a number of picturesque islets.
Lying off the coastline between Korcula and Lumbarda are a number of unique islets. The following series of aerial photos highlights several of these: Badija, the monastery island; Vrnik, the stone quarry island and Stupe, the restaurant island (and in between, a favourite of Demi Moore’s!).
Seperated from the mainland by just a few kilometres, the Peljesac channel divides Korcula Island from the Peljesac Peninsula. A busy channel, especially in the summer, with sailing boats, cruise ships, wind surfers and the odd dolphin.
And if that’s not enough…
Here’s a playlist we put together of some brilliant aerial videos for you to watch.
We end with just a word of warning. We love seeing these types of photos and footage but if you are planning on using a drone in Croatia, make sure you read the Croatian Laws on Drone use first.
Do you have a drone and have captured Korcula from above? Feel free to share the links to your photos and videos in the comments below.
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