Korcula is one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of the Mediterranean with
red roofed houses, beautiful architecture and city walls surrounding its narrow streets.
Known also for its marvelous nature, Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the
Adriatic. Of course Korcula boasts a gorgeous seaside with variety of pebble, rock and
even sandy beaches for visitors to enjoy. The island's position in the Adriatic makes
for an ideal stopover when traveling between Dubrovnik and Hvar.
The Old Town center is highlighted by the Cathedral of St. Marco and the house of Marco
Polo, both essential stops for any visitor. The island produces some of the finest white
wines in the region and it is a short trip away from the neighboring Peljesac Peninsula
famous for its high quality red wines. The island is rich in culture and tradition
with a storied past dating back to ancient Greek times.
If you are lucky during your stay you will catch a performance of Moreska
a spectacular knight costumed combat dance with swords. This dance has it origin
from Spain, and has been traditionally performed since the 15th century.
It is a battle between the armies of a black and a white king and is traditionally
performed on July 27th, the day in honor of Saint Todor. Occasionaly it is repeated
during the tourist season, due to great interest for this spectacle.
Did you know?
Marco Polo (1254 - 1324) was a medieval Venetian merchant, and a world renowned writer
and traveller. Together with his father Nicolas and his uncle Maffeo, Marco Polo was
amongst the first Europeans to travel the famous Silk Road trade route,
stretching from the Middle East to China.
According to a local tradition, Marco Polo was born at Korcula in 1254 to an established
family of merchants, although there is no irrefutable proof of this claim.
The alleged house of birth is under the protection of the Korcula Town Hall and it
will soon be turned into a Museum of Marco Polo.
Korčula Google map
Particularly mild climate, numerous sport courts, water
sports facilities, excursions, and especially culture and entertainment
make Korcula a very special destination.
The sports and recreation
offer includes many
opportunities - swiming, tennis, boules, jogging, wind-surfing, and specialy
The environment and nature are typically Mediterranean, with imposing walls, drop-offs,
caves, caverns, crevices and wrecks. The waters are renowned for their clarity, with
vivacious colors and encrusted sponges, big sea fans of red and yellow, concentrations
of red coral, nudibranchs, mollusc's and crustaceans (also of large dimensions).
The aquatic life is very developed, you will see a lot of cliff fish and meetings
with pelagic fish are not rare, particularly above the drop-offs (beyond 20m).
Dives of archaeological interest are also possible.
A variety of tourist offerings includes hotels, Korcula villas, apartments camp sites and a marina.
For vacation and unique experience on Adriatic sea in the perfect calm of Korčula island
with harmony of crystal see and sun, untouched and clean nature, the best choice is to
spent your summer holidays in apartments for rent in Korcula town or nearby places.
Private accommodation in Korcula offers you confortable stay in nice clean villas a few
meters from the sea where you will not need a car to go to the beach or to fight for
your place under sun...