From sandy beaches and turquoise bays to rolling vineyards and postcard-perfect villages, Korcula is one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands. It’s set in the Adriatic Sea and combines natural beauty with centuries-old architecture and unique cultural traditions.
Things to do in Korčula Island
Nicknamed “Little Dubrovnik”, Korcula Town will charm you with its cobbled streets, centuries-old churches and medieval squares. Marvel at the city’s ancient defensive walls and gaze up at the magnificent St Mark’s Cathedral built in the 15th century. There are excellent restaurants to enjoy, as well as boutiques selling designer clothing, handmade soaps and jewellery made with local sea glass.
The beaches on Korcula Island are stunning, ranging from sandy bays to rocky coves. Pupnatska Luka is one of the most beautiful beaches, fringed by smooth pebbles and crystal-clear water. Soft sand, calm water and easy access make Pržina Beach popular with families. Proizd Island is perched off the northwestern tip of Korcula and promises absolute beach bliss. Bask on the white-pebble beach and cool off in the turquoise water.
The rich soils of Korcula Island are perfect for growing grapes, olives and other Mediterranean crops. The island produces some of Croatia’s best wine, including whites made from the native pošip and grk grapes. You’ll see both served at restaurants and wine bars across the island.
Korcula Island immerses you in the rich cultures and traditions of Croatia. The Moreška Cultural Club in Korcula Town presents traditional sword dancing performances that have been performed on the island for centuries. You can also enjoy traditional folk music and dancing in villages like Cara, Pupnat, Blato and Vela Luka.
Getting around Korčula Island
Korcula Island is located off the Dalmatian coast, with ferries running between Dubrovnik and Korcula Town in around two hours. Bikes are a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the island. Local buses connect major settlements like Korcula Town, Vela Luke, Pupnat and Cara.