My top 10 things to do in Island of Korcula
The island of Korcula is one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Croatia. Its unique
beauties were celebrated even in ancient times. In the past decade Korcula has gone from being
the quieter alternative to other Mediterranean countries, to a top summer destination for
families, nature and culture lovers. Take these tips from me and head for an adventure on Korcula.
1.Explore Korcula – by car, by bicycle, on foot, by scooter, by boat – discover hidden
bays and beaches of the island (mostly southern part – Pupnatska luka, Zitna bay, Bacva bay )
and explore dusty paths, plucking handfuls of wild figs while you go. The whole island is a gem!
2. Take a boat trip to magnificent island Badija surrounded by amazingly clear water,
watch deers passing by and inhale the scent of the pine forest. It is rejuvenating!
3. Spend the evening in Korcula old town and find out if Marco Polo was actually born here.
Every night there’s some great live music at the tree-lined promenade, just grab a drink and
find yourself a spot on the rocks surrounding the musicians.
4. Go on a wine tour. The most famous white wine Grk is locally produced around Lumbarda
town and Posip is grown in the center of the island near Smokvica village.
Look for the signs for wineries and enjoy some spectacular views over vineyards of Korcula.
5. Eat seafood, LOTS of seafood! If you have a chance visit one of the fishermen’s nights
on the island and taste freshly grilled sardines with squeeze of lemon and slice of bread.
Taste the true Mediterranean.
6. Catch the sunset at one of the funky bars along the promenade in Korcula old town.
Get your spot ahead of time because those places are packed in summer.
7. Go on a kayaking trip around the island. Then paddle a bit harder for a greater reward –
visit Vrnik, Badija and tiny islands between them. Watch out for sea urchins!
8. Walk the steps of Venetians in the old town of Korcula and discover their leftovers in
beautiful architecture. Korcula old town is a stunner!
9. Watch Korcula’s traditional dance called Moreska Sword Dance (fighting dance) and
let yourself travel through time. Their costumes are very unique and beautifully done.
The show is being performed weekly in Korcula old town.
10. Shop at one of the local artisan shops around the island. Look for silver and coral
handmade jewelry, lovely souvenirs, goat’s chees, olive oil and local wine.
Annnnnnd…don’t forget to send home a snail mail postcard!