1. Eat fresh seafood
As an island surrounded by some of the Mediterranean’s best waters, you can certainly enjoy some wonderful fresh fish here on Korcula. There is not much better dining than eating a fish caught that very morning. Not only can you get top quality fish on Korcula, but a trip to Ston or Mali Ston on the Peljesac mainland will lead you to enjoy some of Europe’s best shellfish from the clam, oyster and mussel farms. Take your pick and chow down.
Korcula Explorer Tip – a lot of restaurants will advertise their fish as fresh, however not as many sell it as we would like. Check the eyes of the fish; if they are clear and bulging, the fish is fresh, if they are grey and sunken, give it a miss. Korcula Explorer guests will receive our guide, which lists our favourite restaurants serving delicious fish.
2. Drink local wine
The southern Dalmatian region is one of Croatia’s best wine growing areas and Korcula is lucky enough to produce two of Croatia’s most famous white wines. Posip, which is typically grown in the centre of the island around the villages of Cara and Smokvica and Grk, which is grown only in Lumbarda and nowhere else in the world.
Korcula Explorer Tip – The premium local wines such as Grk can be bought by the bottle in almost every restaurant. We would certainly recommend you try, but don’t feel you have to buy expensive bottles of wine every time you eat out. Instead order a carafe of the house red or white wine. This option on the wine list will always be far more cost effective and in many cases will be a tasty locally produced wine.
3. Go out on the water
The Peljesac channel, which runs between Korcula, Lumbarda and the mainland, is a wonderful playground to be explored on the water. As this body of water is not “open-ocean” so to speak, the sea usually remains calm and almost lake-like. The conditions to take out a boat or kayak are often favourable therefore. You will love the amazing colours and clarity of the sea, as well as the possibility to stop off at one of the many beautiful islets in the Korcula archipelago, where you can find your own private piece of paradise. There are also good opportunities to sail or windsurf.
Korcula Explorer Tip – Check the weather before you decide to spend a day out on the water, in particular the potential wind speeds that day. The winds tend to pick up in the afternoon, so heading out early morning is probably best.