Korcula Island from Above: Awesome Aerial Photos & Videos

Aerial Photos and Videos of Korcula Island

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”!

Aerial photo of Korcula Old Town
Photo Credit: Saluto Team
Aerial photo of Korcula Old Town
Korcula Old Town  Photo Credit: Korcula Drone-Fly
Aerial photo of Korcula Old Town
Korcula Old Town  Photo Credit: Sail Croatia
Aerial photo of St Mark's Cathedral in Korcula Old Town
St Mark’s Cathedral in Korcula Old Town  Photo Credit: Korcula Drone-Fly
Old Aerial Photo of Korcula Old Town
Korcula Old Town in 1945  Photo Credit: Korcula Photo Drone

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.

Aerial photo of Sv. Antun Church near Korcula Town
Sv Antun Church and hill  Photo Credit: Korcula Drone-Fly

 Lumbarda

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.

Aerial photo of Lumbarda, Korcula Island
Lumbarda centre  Photo Credit: Korcula Drone-Fly
Aerial photo of Grk vineyards in Lumbarda, Korcula Island
Lumbarda Grk vineyards  Photo Credit: Lumbarda Tourist Board
Aerial photo of vineyards in Lumbarda, Korcula Island
Lumbarda Vineyards  Photo Credit: Agrotourism & Winery Zure

Racisce

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.

Aerial photo of Racisce on Korcula Island
Racise Village  Photo Credit: Cruisers Wiki

 Zrnovo

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.

Aerial photo of Zrnovo on Korcula Island
Saint Martin’s Church in Zrnovo  Photo Credit: Korcula Drone-Fly

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.

Aerial photo of Rasohatica beach in Defora on Korcula Island
Photo Credit: Best of Croatia

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.

Aerial photo of Zitna Beach, Zavalatica on Korcula Island
Photo Credit: Saluto Team

Smokvica

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.

Aerial photo of Smokvica and vineyards on Korcula Island
Photo Credit: Smokvica Tourist Board

Blato

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.

Aerial photo of Kumpanija sword dance in Blato on Korcula Island
Photo Credit: CroDrone
Aerial photo of Blato on Korcula Island
Photo Credit: CroDone

Vela Luka

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.

Aerial photo of Vela Luka on Korcula Island
Vela Luka  Photo Credit: Sailing Forever
Aerial photo of islets near Vela Luka on Korcula Island
Kamenjak Islet near Vela Luka  Photo Credit: Saluto Team

Korcula Archipelago

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!).

Aerial photo of Baija Islet in Archipelago, Korcula Island
Badija Islet, Korcula Archipelago  Photo Credit: Aerial Croatia
Aerial photo of Vrnik Islet in Korcula Archipelago near Korcula Island
Vrnik Island, Korcula Archipelago  Photo Credit: Korcula Photo Drone
Aerial photo of Stupe Islet in Korcula Archipelago near Korcula Island
Stupe Islet, Korcula Archipelago  Photo Credit: Aerial Croatia

Peljesac Channel

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.

Aerial photo of Peljesac Channel
Photo Credit: Aerial Croatia

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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