Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, and harboring a glorious old town, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. Dense pine forests led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu). A place of culture, history, beauty, and charm, the island of Korčula offers a variety of activities and unique traditions, all set in the stunning Adriatic and blessed by excellent Korčula weather.
The main resorts of this island are Korčula Town – people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces, and houses, Vela Luka, and Lumbarda. Small towns and villages are dotted around the island for those looking for a more secluded holiday.
Like most of Croatia, Korčula is brimming with natural beauty. But Korčula is also home to a spectacular wine culture, a stunning old city, a collection of hidden beaches, and some unique dining specialties. Korčula is well known, but it’s not as busy or overcrowded as other Croatian islands. Korčula has a reputation for being the wine island, and it’s home to some varietals you can’t find anywhere else, like Grk and Pošip. While you can find local wine on every Croatian island, Korčula’s wines are head and shoulders above the rest.
Whether you want to go bike riding through vineyards that edge along the sea or take in a fearsome Moreška dance performance, whether you want to go wine tasting up and down the island or discover hidden beaches, whether you want to have a Michelin-starred meal or country food in a traditional konoba, Korčula has something for you!
Countless beauty, full beaches and coves, luxury hotels and holiday homes, centuries-old olive groves and vineyards, ancient summer houses and ancient island places that seem to have been lost in a bygone era lure tourists from all over the world to this island.