The historical medieval old town of Korcula is unsurprisingly the first port of call for many visitors but this beautiful island offers many fantastic days out. Here are a few suggestions:-
- Rent a bicycle and cycle over to Lumbarda or if you are feeling less energetic rent a scooter and explore the vineyards, sampling the tasty locally produced white wine Grk before topping up the tan on one of the village’s sandy beaches.
- Travel to Racisce by bicycle, scooter, bus or car and enjoy the beauty of this small fishing village. Take a walk up the hills behind the village for panoramic views before hitting the stunning paradise beaches of Vaja or Samograd.
- Explore the rest of the island either by taking a guided tour or hiring a car or scooter and navigating yourself. Visit the wine growing villages of Smokvica and Cara, the historical sites of Blato and the “Vela Spila” caves in Vela Luka.
- Hidden amongst the hills behind Zrnovo is the natural beauty area of Kocje. The walk there can be made from Korcula or from Zrnovo. A guided tour can be taken from Zrnovo, returning to a local restaurant in the village for a tasty lunch and a lesson in making the local speciality, “makaruni” pasta.
- Korcula is blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches, one of the most famous being Pupnatska Luka. Pack up your bathing suit and towel and indulge in some R and R. Or looking for your own secluded beach? Head to the south side of the island to Orlandusa and you will find just that. Reachable most of the way by car, scooter or bike and then it is a short walk to the pebbled beach.
- Experience the deep blue sea and go diving. For those experienced divers there are plenty of sites to visit and for those who are new to the sport, why not book onto a “Try-Dive”. If diving isn’t your thing then why not try sailing or wind-surfing instead. The calm waters and pleasant breezes around the island make Korcula a perfect place to sail.
And if you want to take a few days off the island why not:-
- Rent a boat or kayak and set off around the nearby islets to find your own piece of paradise.
- For the most serious walkers, travel across to the Peljesac and climb Saint Ilija Mountain. At the top you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Korcula Old Town and the surrounding archipelago.
- Take a trip off the island and drive to Ston, a historical town located just over 60kms from Korcula. This would make a fantastic day out wine tasting, sampling the world famous mussels and oysters and walking some of the 2nd longest walls in Europe!
- Korcula is beautiful but it does have a rival – the wonderful island of Mljet which has an impressive National Park, lakes to kayak across and a Benedictine monastery to explore. A high speed boat leaves Korcula daily in the summer season and reaches Mljet in just 30 minutes.
So whether you want to relax on a beach or are after a more active holiday, Korcula can entertain all. If you would like any more suggestions of things to do or places to visit, feel free to drop us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave us a comment below.