From bike to vineyard
Why not add an active twist to your Korcula holiday by booking on a tour and exploring the island by mountain bike? Learn about the history and culture of this intriguing island from a local tour guide. The scenery is incredible.
Ride through olive groves and vineyards, stop to capture photographs of striking views, and educate yourself about the regional wines on a wine-tasting session at a Korculan vineyard. Then, make your way to one of the lesser-known bays and re-energise as you relax in the sun for the afternoon. Or if you’re still looking for adventure, put on a mask and go snorkelling, and discover what lies deep beneath the crystal-clear water.
Motorboat over to Hvar
Make memories of your holiday to Korcula when you hop on board a boat and cruise over to the island of Hvar. As the boat cuts a swathe through the waves, enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding landscape before arriving on Hvar, a luxurious island which holds the title for enjoying the most sunshine hours in all Croatia.
Amble along the port promenade there and stop for a coffee before making your way to the old town, via Trg Sv Stjepana, one of the largest squares in Dalmatia, which runs from the harbour to St Stephen’s Cathedral. Make sure you visit the Benedictine Convent where the poet Hanibal Lucic was born. Then, finish the day with a walk up to Fortica, a Medieval castle with some of the best views of Hvar and the neighbouring Pakleni Islands.
Bask at the beach
One of the main reasons people take holidays to Croatia is the amazing beaches, and Korcula is no exception. Zrnovska Banja is a secluded, sheltered bay. Its shallow waters are perfect for little legs to go paddling in while teenagers jump off the nearby jetty.
Vela Przina is a popular sandy beach which gets crowded in the summer. Holidaymakers play volleyball on the beach and stroll through the vineyards and pine forests that surround it. For a different beach experience, head to Lenga, with its striking views across the bay of mountains and the entire archipelago. It’s a good spot for diving, or just relaxing with a good book and soaking up the peaceful ambience.
Dance until dawn
You’ve got to have one big night out on your Korcula holiday, so start at the most unusual bar in town, Cafe Bar Massimo Korcula. You’ll find it up a ladder, in the turret of Zakerjan Tower in Korcula Town. It’s the place to be at dusk, to get that all-important selfie with a backdrop of the sun setting on the glimmering water.
The area around the bus station in the town has several bars, and there is also a smattering of live music venues in the old town. If you’re out and about on a Monday or Thursday evening, don’t miss the Moreška sword dances, held inside the city walls. Two groups of men dressed in red and black, wield swords in a fierce dance, in a truly unique spectacle.
The narrow alleyways of Korcula are steeped in the history of Medieval Croatia. Whether you visit the city for the spectacular views of its lush-green landscape, to immerse yourself in its vibrant art and culture or to relax on its appealing beaches, you’ll leave with fantastic memories of one of Croatia’s most illustrious islands.