Korčula is Croatia’s 6th largest island, located directly in the middle of Split and Dubrovnik. Covered in lush pine forests, vineyards and historical treasures, it’s the reason why people want to visit Korčula.
Despite being one of Croatia’s more popular islands, Korčula has managed to preserve its authentic feel, creating an ambience of tranquillity and familiarity.
Your beautifully sunny days on Korčula can be spent eating great food, drinking incredible wine, lounging on the beach, or trying to windsurf. That doesn’t sound too bad does it?
Note that the tranquillity of Korčula might not be everyone’s favourite though. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit livelier, one of the other islands such as Hvar or Brač may be more interesting to you.
How long should you spend in Korčula?
Many visitors will choose to visit Korčula as a day trip from Split or Dubrovnik. If you’re tight on time, this can be a good option. It’s better to see it than not!
However, if you do have some time to spare, 2-3 days on Korčula is ideal. This gives you enough time to rent a bike, try a good selection of restaurants and enjoy the beach.
#1 Explore Korčula Town
Cast out into the ocean and surrounded by ancient city walls, Korčula Town is somewhere you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.
With around 3,000 inhabitants living in Korčula Town, you’ll be swept up into daily life. Alongside the locals, you can enjoy the monuments, cafes, restaurants, hotels and open-air cinema.
The best way to explore Korčula Town is to simply get lost. Immerse yourself in the hidden courtyards, backstreets and tucked-away alleys. That’s where you’ll find the real Korčula.
Nicknamed ‘little Dubrovnik’, the town boasts a stunning venetian-style architecture with the iconic red roofs.
There are a number of spots that we recommend visiting which can be found below.